Fort George & Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site


Why Go?
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.

On-site amenities include picnic tables, a gift shop, concession, and a canoe launch. Group tours and school programs are available for booking, just call in advance for more information.

What's Unique?
Two fun programs are offered to book for your group: Geocaching History Scavenger Hunt and A Picnic with Mr. Bear!

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Name:  Fort George & Buckingham House and Victoria Settlement
Address:  Secondary Highway 855, south of Smoky Lake, Alberta
Phone: 780-724-2611 

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