Fort George & Buckingham House and Victoria Settlement
A Back in Time Experience
Explore Fort George & Buckingham House Interpretive Centre, 13 km southeast of Elk Point via Secondary Highway 646. Take a trip through time and visit this unique historic site, the location of two competing fur trade posts. Wander through the gallery and let modern technology offer you a glimpse of the dreams of Louis, the voyageur. Listen as William Tomison, the Chief Factor of Buckingham House, reflects and writes in his journal. Step into the world of the Indigenous people whose lives were so affected by the arrival of the fur traders. Complete your visit with a stroll down the interpretive path to the archaeological site of the two forts. The view will take your breath away. This year Fort George is offering two new experiences which can be booked at a time that suits your group, these include: Geocaching History Scavenger Hunt and A Picnic with Mr. Bear.
Name: Fort George & Buckingham House and Victoria Settlement
Address: Secondary Highway 855, south of Smoky Lake, Alberta
History buffs will love a trip on the Victoria Trail along the North Saskatchewan River, just 10 miles south of Smoky Lake off Highway 855. Start at Victoria Settlement, where interpreters bring this former Fort and pioneer settlement to life. It is the site of the oldest building still on its original foundation in Alberta. Join them for Frontier Christmas July 22 - yes it’s Christmas in July! For zany potato fun for all ages take in the Great Alberta Potato Derby on August 19. Sink your teeth into a baked potato, roast a hotdog and try a good old fashioned potato sack race and more!
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