In addition to setting the strategic direction for Fort Edmonton Park, FEMCo also specializes in on-site project and event management.
Fort Edmonton Management Company recently completed the management of $165 million in enhancements to Fort Edmonton Park while creating world-class events and unique experiences like DARK and Indigenous Perspective Workshops.
There is nowhere to hide on the DARK streets of Fort EdmontonPark, nestled deep in the river valley. Over 20,000 scare enthusiasts will feel the adrenaline pumping through their veins this Halloween as they experience up to three terrifying attractions. DARK was introduced in 2018 with great success and sellout crowds and garnered significant interest in digital and traditional media. The event continues to grow and has become a mainstay in the Edmonton Halloween market.
Are you curious about what goes bump in the night at Fort Edmonton Park after dark?This guided three-hour paranormal tour will take you deep into the shadows of Edmonton’s River Valley. As darkness falls over the Park, you’ll explore three haunted hotspots and learn the basics of conducting paranormal investigations. Come with an open mind—and prepare for the unexpected.
The Indigenous Peoples Experience
A new award-winning exhibit occupying over 30,000 square feet, the Indigenous Peoples Experience is a transformative experience resulting from years of partnership and cooperation with our MOU partners, the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Métis Nation of Alberta.
Deep conversations with over fifty Indigenous Elders, historians, educators, and community members informed the content shared in the exhibit. The stories and artwork come directly from Indigenous perspectives gathered through engagement with over forty local Indigenous nations, historical documents, and research. Music was written and composed by local, award-winning Indigenous musicians and performers through an artist residency. Local Indigenous interpreters greet guests and impart their personal stories and history, adding unique depth to the experience.
The exhibit explores the rich cultures of local First Nations and Métis Peoples while encouraging guests to seek out truths lived by Indigenous Peoples before and after Canada’s founding. This opportunity to uplift Indigenous communities comes at a critical time in Canada’s reconciliation with Indigenous people. It is the first exhibit of its kind in Canada.
Expansion of the 1920s-style midway
You can still find old favourites like the carousel and swing ride in the 1920’s-style midway; however, you won’t want to miss the larger Ferris wheel, outdoor maze, the Cabinet of Curios exhibit, funhouse, and expanded game selection. In addition to the rides and attractions, there will be plenty of carnival-style food to enjoy and a healthy serving of photo ops.
Front entry and admissions area
The new front entry plaza and admissions area will welcome visitors to Fort Edmonton Park with all the conveniences of a high-quality tourist attraction. A new public plaza offers wide open spaces for gatherings and plenty of room for social distancing. Included in the admissions area are a café, gift shop, gender-neutral washrooms, ticketing and guest services.
Steam train maintenance facility - this space will be used for maintenance on the beloved 103-year-old Baldwin steam train.
Upgraded utilities - the upgrades to power, water, sewer and communications are a welcome addition to the smooth operation of the Park.
Guardhouse - new structure to manage traffic into the park
The Fort Edmonton Park Enhancement Project will be a catalyst for a refreshed look and expansion of assets and product mix for commercial value.