I have lived in Edmonton just over 12 years, and last summer was the first time I experienced Fort Edmonton Park. The girls and I enjoyed a full day there, learning about the first settlers to Edmonton, the growth of the city and way of life in a different time. We explored the old fort, town buildings, learned about different modes of transportation, and had fun at the carnival. It was an excellent learning experience for them and myself and I can wait to go back this summer!
Fort Edmonton Park is opening for the year this weekend, starting May 20. Many families opt for the membership that gives you unlimited visits from opening weekend till the end of September, with a whole list of bonus offers like discounts on gift store purchases and ticketed event.
New this year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, is the Fort Edmonton Park 150 Summer Pass. It allows unlimited all-inclusive access from July 1-September 4, for 2 adults and up to 4 admissions of lesser value (child / youth / senior). It’s a great alternative to a membership as you can bring friends, cousins, neighbors, etc with you. For a membership, all members have to be registered, none are transferable. On the 150 Pass, only one adult is required to be registered and the rest are flexible! For more details and to compare admission possibilities, click here.
If you’re looking a cheaper alternative for visiting the park this year, and want to take in another local favorite, St. Albert’s International Children’s Festival of the Arts and Fort Edmonton Park have teamed up for a special offer. With the purchase of every Children’s Festival Butterfly Pass (which includes 1 feature performance, and unlimited access to all site performances and Toddler Town for $20, on Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4), a coupon for a free child’s admission to Fort Edmonton Park will also be included! You can’t beat that! Be sure to purchase you Butterfly Passes in advance, as many of the popular feature performances sell out quickly. For full Children’s Festival information, including schedule and ticket purchases, chick here.
It’s shaping up to be a great summer of fun and adventure in Edmonton and surrounding areas. What are some of the favorite activities you’re looking forward to?