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  1. 1. Fort Carlton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fort Carlton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Coordinates: 52.821°N 106.490°W You have new messages (last change). Fort Carlton Southwest of Prince Albert and a short distance Contents north of Duck Lake in Canada along the North Saskatchewan River 1 The History Type Stockade 2 Why Should I Visit? Built 1810 3 What Else is There? Construction Wood found locally 4 Visitor Information materials 5 Off-Site Contact Information In use 1810-1885 6 Additional Links Controlled by Hudson's Bay Company, Canada (North-West Mounted Police) Battles/wars Battle of Duck Lake The History Fort Carlton was a Hudson's Bay Company fur trade post from 1810 until 1885. It was rebuilt by the Saskatchewan government as a provincial historic park and can be visited today. It is about 65 kilometers north of Saskatoon. Fort Carlton is located in the Aspen parkland biome. As a Company post it primarily dealt in provisions, namely pemmican and buffalo robes although other furs were traded as well. Lawrence Clarke served as its last Chief Factor. It was a major base of operations for the Company's Saskatchewan District. Situated on the Carlton Trail from the Red River Settlement in present-day Manitoba to Fort Edmonton 1 of 4 2/23/09 3:46 PM
  2. 2. Fort Carlton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia in what is now Alberta, Fort Carlton served as a hub for travellers. It was located along the North Saskatchewan River not far from Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. Treaty Six between the Canadian monarch and various Cree and Saulteaux First Nations was initially negotiated and signed near the Fort in 1876. The North-West Mounted Police leased the fort from the company in the 1880s, and it was their main base in the Saskatchewan Valley region. Following the Battle of Duck Lake it was abandoned by the police and Prince Albert Volunteers then briefly occupied by Gabriel Dumont's Metis forces, who later chose to withdraw to Batoche. During the 1885 conflict, the fort was destroyed by fire. Why Should I Visit? Fort Carlton offers visitors a chance to go back in time, and experience what life was like during the days of the fur trade before the confederation of Canada. The original site has been reconstructed, and includes the outer walls of the fort as well as fur and provisions store, clerk's quarters, trade store, teepee encampment.[1] Visitors have the chance to live the experience, and can not only see the artifacts, but also touch and smell things like buffalo hides, beaver pelts, blankets, guns, tobacco, baskets and more! Check out the gift shop and interpretive center for more fun learning, and stocking stuffers for your loved ones. The real fun comes from the interaction with the Fort's knowledgeable staff. They will guide you through the different areas, offer their insight into the history, and maybe even a few humorous anecdotes about life at the fort. Perhaps you can get involved in a Red River Cart Race, playing an exciting game of spoons, or packing furs for quot;your trip to Englandquot;! What Else is There? The Fort is only a short walk from the North Saskatchewan River. It is a great location to begin or end your canoe trip. The Park also has camping available (no services), whether you are with your family or with a large group. Group camping is available for school/youth groups involved in curriculum activities. Other groups, such as family reunions are welcome too. Please contact the park, in advance, about rates and availability. Come out and camp at the Fort! Enjoy an evening campfire while listening to the coyotes howl, and gazing at the same stars that lead the settlers so many years ago. 2 of 4 2/23/09 3:46 PM
  3. 3. Fort Carlton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Visitor Information The park is open daily from the May long weekend to Labour Day. Snacks, camping, picnic facilities available. For more information, phone (306) 467-5205. Off-Site Contact Information Fort Carlton Provincial Park 102 - 112 Research Drive SASKATOON SK S7K 2H6 Phone: (306) 467-5205 Fax: (306) 467-5215 Email: Additional Links Approaching Fort Carlton ( The Canadian Encyclopedia ( Params=A1ARTA0002927) Canadian Registry of Historic Places ( display_e.aspx?Id=4168) Nearby Attractions at Fort Carlton ( Educational Programs at Fort Carlton ( /EducationalProgramsFortCarlton) Trading in Fur - Virtual Saskatchewan ( /trading_in_fur.html) This Saskatchewan-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it ( . This military base or fortification article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it ( . 3 of 4 2/23/09 3:46 PM
  4. 4. Fort Carlton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cite error: <ref> tags exist, but no <references/> tag was found Retrieved from quot;; Categories: North-West Rebellion | Forts in Canada | National Historic Sites of Canada | Hudson's Bay Company forts | Royal Canadian Mounted Police forts | Saskatchewan stubs | Canadian history stubs | Fortification stubs Hidden categories: Wikipedia pages with broken references | Pages with incorrect ref formatting This page was last modified on 23 February 2009, at 21:44. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.) Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity. 4 of 4 2/23/09 3:46 PM