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Visitor Information CentreVisitor Information Centre, Dow Centennial Centre 8700 - 84 St. 780-992-6400 or 780-992-6261. Open year round.
Description:A vibrant city located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan is the heart of the Heartland – a development initiative made up of five municipalities. Come experience a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions, and small-town warmth.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTSIn downtown Fort Saskatchewan, the Fort Heritage Precinct is nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The Precinct is made up of beautiful parks and trails, a historic pioneer village, and an 1875 North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Fort. Visitors can experience the lives of the NWMP and settlers who helped to shape the community. It's easy to imagine what laws might have been enforced at the courthouse, what school days on the prairie were like, and how the men of the NWMP lived and worked. Within a short walking distance are unique shops, restaurants, and the river valley trail system. Watch for the world famous sheep that graze the parks in the Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays through Sundays.
The Farmers' Market downtown features over 40 vendors at the Canadian Northern Railway Station every Thursday from mid-June to mid-September.
For indoor recreation, the Dow Centennial Centre is a unique cultural and recreational destination. Enjoy the gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, pickleball, badminton courts, a fitness centre and a family leisure zone with games, and concessions in the lobby. There is also an indoor playground for the kids.
The Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre hosts month-long art shows and exhibits by visual artists, potters, and artisans. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of performances to delight audiences.
Don't forget to make a splash in the swimming pool over at the Harbour Pool. The pool is a wheelchair accessible facility that offers year-round swimming lessons, multi-purpose room and private pool rentals. Harbour Pool features 6 lanes, a warm pool, a whirlpool, a dry sauna, diving board, Tarzan rope, sky walker climbing apparatus and more!
Numerous events take place from April to September. Don’t miss the Chamber of Commerce Tradeshow & Sale in late April at the Dow Centennial Centre. Calling all families to the Legacy Park Family Festival in June. Celebrate Canada Day in the Fort – one of the best Canada Day celebrations in the region. Another fun event is the Movie Under the Stars in August, and say goodbye to the sheep at the Sheep Leaving Parade in September. In December take the kids to Enchanted Forest.
Fort Saskatchewan has over 400 hectares of parks, open spaces and recreational areas for your enjoyment. Nature and fitness buffs will marvel at all of the opportunities presented by more than 75 km of trails linking all parts of the city with paved pathways and residential sidewalks. Trails are for year-round multi-purpose use, ideal for walking, cycling, and cross country skiing. Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and the local golf courses. Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic at Turner Park or Legacy Park, rent a stall at the Lions Campground, play at the Kin Family Spray Park, or catch a fish at the Lion's Community Fish Pond at West River's Edge.
Craft brewing is rapidly gaining in popularity in Alberta and lovers of craft brews will want to check out Two Sergeants Brewing. Pick up a piping hot take-out order at Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta or head over to the ever popular Downtown Diner for a 50's style dining experience with top-notch food and service. All that glitters and gleams is at Roland's Jewelry – be sure to head over if you want to treat yourself or need a beautiful gift for someone special. For yarns, fabrics and more visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre while on the Quilting Tour.
EAT SHOP STAY
Looking for a place to rest your head overnight? Fort Saskatchewan has everything from bed and breakfasts to over 10 hotels and motels to choose from. Some of the top brands for hotels are found right here in the Fort. Or just 15 minutes east on Highway 15, plan to stay at the brand new Studio 6 Hotel in Bruderheim.
Fort Saskatchewan Featured Businesses
AttractionsFort Saskatchewan Museum
Elk Island National Park
CampingElk Island Retreat
DiningThe Downtown Diner
Perry's 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta
Name: City of Fort Saskatchewan
Office Address: 10005 - 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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