Fort George & Buckingham House

Our modern interpretive centre tells the story of trappers, traders and native women living in or trading with two competing forts in the 1790's.

6015 Twp Rd 565 County of St Paul, Alberta #318 5025 - 49 St. St Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A4
13 km SE of Elk Point on Hwy. 646
(780) 645-6256
Fax Number:
(780) 645-4760
Phone Number:
(780) 724-2611

Located just outside Elk Point, Fort George &  Buckingham House offers visitors a glimpse into our early fur trade past.

The Interpretive Centre offers visitors a glimpse into the dreams of Louis the voyageur; a chance to listen in as William Tomison, the Hudson's Bay Company's Inland Chief,  reflects and writes in his journal; and an introduction to Nestichio, who was a  "Country Wife",  to learn about the important role she and other women played in linking different cultures.

Stroll down the beautiful wooded interpretive path to the archaeological sites of the two forts, and stand where history really happened.

Guided tours, group Education programs and special events are offered. Located 13 km southeast of Elk Point via Hwy #646, follow the signs.

Fort George and Buckingham House were built practically side by side high on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Today you can take guided tour, stand where the forts once stood and imagine what life was like 225 years ago.

Hours: 10:00 AM  to 6:00 PM  7 days a week

Admission:  Adults - $5.00,  Seniors - $4.00,  Youth (7-17 yrs) - $2.00, 

                   under 6 yrs - free,  Family - $14.00

Credits Cards: None

Food Services: Snack foods

Shopping:  Giftshop

Group Access:  Bus parking/ drop-off

Handicap Access:  Yes

Seasonal Openings:  May 15th to Labour Day

Events:  Bushcraft1792  July 15-16, 2017

Last modified on November 22, 2016  by Town of Elk Point

Category: Historic Sites Museum Museum Tourism


Did You Know?

Village of Elk Point Formed, 1938
In the words of J.C. Jensen "We have functioned barely a year and as the first Council we feel at this date, that justifiable pride can be taken in the solvency of the village finances, and in the local improvements that have been carried out. We do not claim infallibility but we have sincerely tried to provide the greatest good for the greatest number. We feel a pride in our village. We hope that it may grow more beautiful, become ever more conscious of the civic pride and truly be a community of which the younger growing generation can always look back to as a sphere of pleasant memories. Our aim is to foster the feeling beyond our confines, that we need them as well as their need of us."