Fort Saskatchewan

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Fort Saskatchewan (1875-1913) - A Canadian North West Mounted Police fort established in 1875 by Inspector William D. Jarvis in present day City of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. Abandoned in 1913.

Fort Saskatchewan Bastion
Fort Saskatchewan Stable
Fort Saskatchewan Officer's Quarters, Commanding Officer's Quarters on the Right End
Fort Saskatchewan Replica in the Background, Poles in the Foreground Mark the Original Front Gate

Fort Saskatchewan History

Established in 1875 by Inspector William D. Jarvis and Troop "A", North West Mounted Police as the first police post in northern Saskatchewan. Served as the headquarters of the "G" Division from 1886 until it was abandoned in 1913. The site was acquired by the Alberta Government in 1914 and made into a jail. The fort site was completely leveled.

Current Status

Fort Saskatchewan Marker

Replicated fort located adjacent to the original site in the city of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

Available maps do not show the replica fort.

The replica structures include:

  • Bastion
  • Palisade
  • Guardhouse/Jail
  • Enlisted Barracks
  • Officer's Quarters
  • Stable



Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 53.71087 Long: -113.21804

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Visited: 11 Jul 2014


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