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
Group Access: Bus parking/ drop-off
Handicap Access: Yes
Seasonal Openings: May 15th to Labour Day
Events: Bushcraft1792 July 15-16, 2017