Arrival of the Mounted Police

Creator(s): Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site

In 1874, the North West Mounted Police made their incredible trek across the Prairies, where the main force established Fort Macleod. However, part of this force was detached from the main body at Roche Percée and proceeded to the Hudson's Bay post at Fort Edmonton, where they wintered. The following spring, they moved about 20 miles down the North Saskatchewan and built "The Fort on the Saskatchewan". This exhibit traces the history of the North West Mounted Police.

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