For thirty-six years (1875 to 1911) the old fort saw mountings in hot haste, couriers from Battleford or Fort Mcleod riding in on exhausted horses, or expeditions setting out with horses, dogs, or with boats. The arrival of Indian prisoners with a country-wide reputation for badness, the assembly in the midnight hours to go to the assistance of settlers threatened by prairie fires; appeals for vaccine to fight the smallpox or for assistance in the involuntary arrival of future citizens; to the Mounted Police came all those who were sick and hungry, those who lost property or were lost themselves.
This family-owned 27-hole golf course is just 5-minutes west of Fort Saskatchewan and has a pro shop, practice facilities and a licensed clubhouse.
Overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, this museum and historical site has eight heritage buildings with period furnishings and artifacts that tell the history of the Fort Saskatchewan area.
Trek over snow and gaze into a star-filled sky. Following a guided hike on snowshoes, you'll enjoy snacks around a fire and learn about the night sky above. Register in advance and meet at the Astotin Lake Beach parking lot. $29.80 per person. Valid on select dates, starting Dec. 9.
Are you interested in camping but prefer the comfort of a bed and arriving to find camp already set-up? The oTENTiks at the Astotin Lake Campground in Elk Island National Park offer a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure.
Ready to disconnect and reconnect? Try camping in one of Canada's National Parks from $30/night. Or consider comfort camping! Enjoy soft beds, running water and other amenities in the middle of scenic vistas available in 3 National Parks in Alberta – Elk Island, Banff and Jasper. Book now from $120/night.
Trek over snow and gaze into a star-filled sky. Following a short guided hike on snowshoes you'll enjoy snacks around a fire and learn about the night sky above. Register in advance and meet at the Astotin Lake Beach Parking Lot. Cost per person: $29.80.