The Fort Edmonton Park Enhancement project added new public exhibits and experiences for visitors to enjoy.
Johnny J. Jones Exposition - Cabinet of Curios
Bird's Eye View — 1920 Midway
Project Update - June 2021
Construction is complete and Fort Edmonton Park will reopen on July 1, 2021 for the summer season, until September 6, 2021. Reopening and admissions will depend on Alberta Health Services COVID-19 restrictions. Visit fortedmontonpark.ca for opening details. Private event bookings are still being accepted for 2021.
Construction began in fall 2018 on the $165 Million Enhancement Project at Fort Edmonton Park.
New features and exhibits include:
Underground utilities: necessary replacement and upgrades
New streetcar tracks and catenary
Indigenous Peoples Experience: new feature exhibit and area development
Johnny J. Jones Exposition (1920 Midway Enhancement): new attractions added to the midway
Front Entry Guest Admissions Plaza: streamlined and improved access, as well as a cafe and gift shop
Freight Shed Extension: improved viewing area for the model railway exhibit
Steam Train Maintenance Facility: new building to house the Baldwin steam train
Reopening July 1
Construction is complete on the front entry plaza, expansion to the Midway, the new signature exhibit and the Indigenous Peoples Experience.
All design has been completed and tendered
All projects are in full construction, with peak activity in 2020, including some weekend work
Hotel Selkirk expansion
Projects Out for Tender:
Interior design of Indigenous Peoples Experience
Catenary lines and streetcar track enhancements
Front entrance and guest admission
Johnny J. Jones Exposition enhancement (Midway)
Indigenous Peoples Experience
Freight shed expansion (Edmonton Model Railway Association)
Fort Edmonton Park is not open for general admission in the 2020 summer season (May-September). The next scheduled event at the Park will be the scare attraction DARK, taking place in October 2020. The Park is anticipated to fully reopen in 2021 following completion of the Enhancement Project. The exact date has not been determined yet.
Private event bookings are now being accepted for 2021.
Fort Edmonton Park will not be open for general admission in the 2019 summer season (May-September). The Park remains open throughout construction for special events such as DARK, Carnaval and live theatre and for private events such as weddings, meetings and corporate parties.
The impact on daily heritage programming in the summer of 2020 cannot be fully defined at this time. While it is certain that some interruption in operations will occur, the Park will endeavour to maintain as much activity as possible.