Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

Fort George and Buckingham House
Provincial Historic Site

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Experience some of Alberta's earliest fur trade history at the Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site.

Take a trip through time and visit Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site, the location of two competing fur trade posts. Wander through the gallery and let modern technology offer you a glimpse of the dreams of Louis, the voyageur. Listen as William Tomison, the Chief Factor of Buckingham House, reflects and writes in his journal. Step into the world of the Aboriginal people whose lives were so affected by the arrival of the fur traders. Meet the "Country Wife" and learn about the important role she played as the link between two cultures. Complete your visit with a stroll down the interpretive path to the archaeological site of the two forts. The view will take your breath away.

Trappers and Traders game
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Last reviewed/revised: June 26, 2014
Exhibit gallery

Take a tour of the exhibit gallery in the Visitor Centre.

Interpretation staff

Staff make the fur trade come alive for visitors.

A young visitor at the Centre

A visit to the Fort George and Buckingham House is a unique experience for visitors of all ages.