Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Fort Edmonton


Fort Edmonton, a trading-post of the Hudson's Bay Company, built in 1795 close to the North West Company's Fort Augustus, on the north bank of the Saskatchewan river, about 20 miles east of the present city of Edmonton. It was destroyed by the Indians in 1807, like Fort Augustus; and was rebuilt in 1808 near the new Fort Augustus, only to be destroyed a second time by the Indians in 1810. Some time prior to 1819 it was reoccupied by the Hudson's Bay Company, and was rebuilt, first on the river flats, and later on the bluff above the river. In 1915 it was removed to allow for the construction of the Parliament Buildings of Alberta in Edmonton.

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 368. 


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College