This history of Fort Calgary is one that highlights the pioneer spirit of the West! They write, “In the summer of 1874, 150 men of the North-West Mounted Police marched west across the prairie from Dufferin, Manitoba to establish a series of forts. Part of the Force established Fort Macleod to the south and spent their first winter in a harsh and unfamiliar environment, aided by the Blackfoot. The following year they built Fort Calgary” (Fort Calgary). Now this historic site is an incredible educational facility that hosts multiple events throughout the year and is open to the public.
Visit Fort Calgary’s website for more information by clicking here.
(Photo Courtesy of Fort Calgary)