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Project Update - April 2019

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.

Project Overview

Construction began in fall 2018 on the $165 Million Enhancement Project at Fort Edmonton Park.

New features and exhibits include:

  • Enhancement of underground utilities
  • Indigenous Peoples' Experience: new feature exhibit
  • Johnny J. Jones Exposition (Midway): new attractions added to the midway
  • Front Entry Plaza: streamlined and improved access
  • Hotel Selkirk Expansion: addition of family-friendly rooms and event space
  • Freight Shed Extension: improved viewing area for the model railway exhibit
  • Streetcar Barn: increased service area for the streetcars
  • Steam Train Maintenance Facility: new building to house the Baldwin Steam Train

Project Timeline

Design Activities

Design Completion in 2019

  • Guard House — spring
  • Hotel Selkirk expansion — fall

Out for Tender in 2019

  • Interior design of Indigenous Peoples' Experience
  • Utility enhancement
  • Catenary lines and streetcar track enhancements
  • Front entrance and guest admission

Construction Activities

  • Johnny J. Jones Exposition enhancement (Midway)
  • Indigenous Peoples' Experience
  • Freight shed expansion (Edmonton Model Railway Association)
  • Utility enhancement

Project History

Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study

An Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study were completed and approved by the Executive Committee of Council (Item 6.14) on July 4, 2017.

Historical Resources Act

Provincial approval for the project was provided on September 22, 2016 (new attractions) and May 8, 2018 (utility enhancement).

For More Information

Integrated Infrastructure Services

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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