Who is the Fort Edmonton Foundation?
For over 50 years the Fort Edmonton Foundation has raised funds, with community support, to bring buildings and memories to Fort Edmonton Park.
The Fort Edmonton Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization in Edmonton, Alberta. Founded in 1969 by a small group of community leaders, many of them Rotarians, the Fort Edmonton Foundation was formed to help preserve the history of Edmonton. These visionaries created the first Master Plan to build a historical living history museum on 158 acres of riverfront property. Over the past 50 years, donations to the Foundation have enabled Fort Edmonton Park to be built and expanded to encompass four distinct historical eras: the fur-trade era, 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street.
Today, Fort Edmonton Park is Canada’s largest living history museum and is undergoing a $165 Million enhancement project with funding from all three levels of government and the Fort Edmonton Foundation. Construction began in Fall 2018 and will be complete in May 2021.
Our Capital Campaign
Thanks to gracious funding and sponsorship, the Park is undergoing a major enhancement project that will transform us into a world-class experience that is historically authentic, fun, engaging, entertaining, and educational — Edmonton’s must-see attraction.
Fort Edmonton Foundation’s current Community Capital Campaign is to raise $11 million and support four major projects including:
- The Indigenous Peoples Experience
- Expansion of the 1920’s-style midway
- A new front entry plaza and guest services area
- Expansion of the Hotel Selkirk
Our Foundation helps to secure financial means to tell the story of Edmonton’s beginnings, part of which includes the building of and continuous funding for Fort Edmonton Park.
Help us Light the Midway at Fort Edmonton Park!
Fort Edmonton Foundation is currently raising $1 Million to support the iconic expansion of the 1920’s Johnny J. Jones Midway at Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton’s river valley. We need your help to meet our fundraising goal by Spring 2021. Buy a bulb or string of lights OR fundraise as an individual or team. Learn more about this exciting campaign happening right now!