Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic Site

Anytime Activities

The Art of Making Fire

Take a few minutes while visiting this historic site and learn a unique historic skill by trying an "Anytime Activity." You will have fun and learn something new! (Note: these activities are not available on days when special events are held).

Fire in the Bones

Simple survival required fire. Historic journals and archaeology tell us that the men and women of the forts kept warm in winter, cooked their food, tanned their hides and forged metal all without the convenience of modern items like lighters, matches and electronic ignitions. They made fire the hard way using friction, flint, steel and lenses. Do you think you could survive?

Try your hand at this "Anytime Activity."

Last reviewed/revised: February 28, 2017
The art of making fire

Learn a historic skill while at the Centre like making fire using traditional methods.