Prince of Wales Armouries

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Prince of Wales Armouries (1915-1977) - A Canadian Federal Armoury established in 1915 as Edmonton Drill Hall in present day Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Renamed Prince of Wales Armouries in 1921. Declared excess in 1977.

Prince of Wales Armouries Rear Tower
Prince of Wales Armouries Front Troop Door
Prince of Wales Armouries Building

Prince of Wales Armouries History

Established in 1915 as a part of a program to reform and expand the Active Volunteer Canadian Militia prior to the start of World War I. The armoury was built as a large rectangular brick structure with administrative offices along the two long side. Towers guard each corner of the building and a large troop door is centered at the front.

The armoury was home to several regiments, including the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, as well as a number of corps including signal men and medical personnel.

Declared excess in 1977 by the Department of National Defence and transferred to the City of Edmonton in 1993.

Current Status

Now houses the City of Edmonton Archives and other cultural organizations.


Location: 10440 - 108 Ave., Princess Patricia Park, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Maps & Images

Lat: 53.55422 Long: -113.50019

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Visited: 12 Jul 2014


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