The heart of Calgary is red … the scarlet red of the North West Mounted Police tunic. When the NWMP built their fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in 1875, they laid the foundations for the city we enjoy today.
Fort Calgary is a National Historic Site and the birthplace of the city of Calgary. It marks the original location where the North West Mounted Police built their fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in 1875. Discover how the hopes and dreams of the Mounted Police and early citizens shaped our city at our Interpretive Centre.