Fort Edmonton III National Historic Site of Canada

Edmonton, Alberta
Fort Edmonton III, Oct 1871 © Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada // Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / PA-009240
Fort Edmonton III, Oct 1871
© Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada // Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / PA-009240
Fort Edmonton III, Oct 1871 © Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada // Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / PA-009240Photo taken from the High Level Bridge in Edmonton, overlooking both the
Edmonton Legislature and Fort Edmonton, dated 1914. © William James Topley / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada // Library and Archives Canada / PA-011278
Address : 10800 97th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1959-11-25
Dates:
  • 1795 to 1795 (Construction)

Event, Person, Organization:
  • Hudsons' Bay Company  (Organization)
Other Name(s):
  • Fort Edmonton III  (Designation Name)
  • Edmonton House  (Other Name)
  • Fort Augustus III  (Other Name)
  • Hudson's Bay Fort  (Other Name)
  • Old Fort Edmonton  (Other Name)
Research Report Number: 2009-SDC-CED-053, 1968-029

Commemorative Intent

the Committee confirmed that Fort Edmonton III was designated a national historic site in 1959 because:

• it was, after 1825, the most important depot in the trade system between Fort Garry and Fort Vancouver, linking the Saskatchewan, Athabasca and Columbia rivers and the Pacific Ocean.

Source: HSMBC, SDC minutes, August 2009