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Museum of the NWMP (Fort Macleod Historical Association)

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219 25th Street, Fort MacLeod, AB, Canada, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 403-553-4703

Toll Free: 1-866-273-6841

Fax: 403-553-3451

Address: Box 776, Fort Macleod, AB, TOL OZO; 219-25th Street


Email: [email protected]

Contact: Sandy Davis

Hours: Call for current hours of operation.

Mission: The Fort – Museum of the North West Mounted Police is a museum located in Fort Macleod, Alberta. In existence since 1957, the Museum is governed by a non-profit Board of Directors with charitable status. The Fort educates the public about the history of the NWMP and their influence on Western Canada by acquiring, preserving and interpreting relevant buildings, artifacts and stories.

Activities: The Museum’s programs, exhibits and services benefit a wide range of audiences, including adults, seniors, and families, children on school visits, children and researchers. The Museum actively promotes the use of its programs, exhibits and services among a provincial, local, national and international audience and offers five curriculum-based education programs for students from ECS to Grade 9.  A new exciting educational program started in spring of 2008 “The Red Coats Are Coming”.  The program highlights an informative and educational film depicting local and western Canadian History, an original drama “second nations coming” a series of four interactive dramas.  “The Red Coats” runs May and June only.  The program follows grade 4-5 curriculum however, has been enjoyed by all ages.  Additionally, the Museum offers wide range of public services including tours and interpretive programs. The Museum also offers the NWMP Musical Ride four times daily July & August. The Museum also has a library and archives that are accessible to the public on appointment. The archives contain documents, photographs and maps pertaining to the history of the NWMP and to Fort Macleod and district. The library contains books and magazines on the same themes. The Museum also offers research services.

Annual Events: Canada Day, Heritage Festival and Quilt Show, Christmas Festival

Fees: Call for current admission fees.

Contact Information
Phone: 403-553-4703