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The Fort Museum

Welcome to the Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre
The Fort Museum is located at Fort Macleod, Alberta and is one of the main attractions in southern Alberta. The museum includes 8 buildings, over 11,000 artifacts, and an archival collection. The museum houses two of the oldest buildings in the area that are restored on their original sites: the Fred Kanouse trading cabin and Frederick Haultain’s law office.
Visit the museum to view the NWMP Musical Ride or to participate in our educational school program and the Groom-A-Horse program. Through our programs we aim to educate, entertain, and provide a unique historical experience!
After learning about Fort Macleod’s unique history, stop at the Visitor Information Centre inside the museum to plan the rest of your trip and take home a souvenir from the Gift Shop.

Open for the Season.

Step into history with us, and leave with a changed perspective.

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NWMP Musical Ride

The NWMP Musical Ride will
be on Wednesday-Sunday weather permitting. 
Ride times are 10am, 11:30am, 2pm and 3:30pm. 

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Alberta Museums Association

Translations of our Guide Brochures are available in

Dutch | French | German | Japanese | Chinese | Russian | Romanian | Portuguese | Nepali | Hindi
The Fort Museum of the NWMP and First Nations Interpretive Centre is grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on Treaty 7 territory. As settlers on these lands, it is important to acknowledge that we are located on the unceded territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot Nation), including Siksika, Piikani, Kainai, the Tsuut’ina Nation and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, as well as the Metis Nation Region 3. We want to express our respect for the territory we reside in and honour the diverse Indigenous People who have lived and worked on this land historically and presently. We, the staff, and leadership at The Fort Museum, are committed to being active participants in reconciliation. We are committed to actively working through programs and displays to decolonize the Blackfoot voice in our spaces.