Historic Sites

Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Edmonton, users recommend paying a visit to Fort Edmonton Park, in the Airport - Yxd area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.

Alberta Government House


Originally built to house Alberta's lieutenant governors, this lovely sandstone building made its premiere in 1913. By 1938, economic situations forced its closing, and the structure was leased to an airline. In succeeding years, the home became...  Read More



Dr. Robert Woods was a popular local physician who lived and practiced in Leduc from 1907 until his death in 1936. He had this home built in 1927, and maintained his medical offices here as well. The house was quite modern at the time, with full...  Read More

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This gracious, red-brick home, marked with a colonnaded portico, was built in 1911 for Alberta's first premier. Following years of use as the official residence, the home was restored to its present-day appearance. It now offers visitors...  Read More

Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum


Whether you're interested in education, history or architecture, this museum has something to offer. Housed in a stately brick building, erected in 1904, the museum features restored classrooms to illustrate the development of public education....  Read More

John Walter Museum


Between 1874 and 1900, John Walter, an early Edmonton resident who began his career as a ferryman, built three homes. As he became more prosperous, his homes reflected his newly-acquired wealth. Located on their original site, these houses are a...  Read More



Occupying the site where Fort Edmonton once stood, this Edwardian-style building is the seat of Alberta's government. Built of sandstone and furnished with mahogany and marble, the impressive building is an Edmonton landmark. A visitor center...  Read More

Father Lacombe Chapel


Father Albert Lacombe is known for establishing several Catholic parishes in the Edmonton area. This chapel was constructed in 1861, but was transformed into a museum in 1929. It has been fully restored and furnished in 1860s style, and the...  Read More

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This outdoor park recreates various eras in Edmonton's history, down to period buildings and costumed guides. Visitors can tour a fort from the 19th-century fur-trading years and wander replicas of streets from 1885 (the frontier era), 1905 (the...  Read More



This historically significant bridge across the North Saskatchewan River was constructed in 1913, and was intended to carry foot, auto and rail traffic. Today, it's still completely functional, and vintage streetcars travel from downtown...  Read More