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Historic Calgary
& Edmonton Trail

 
Historic Calgary & Edmonton Trail 1873

 
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The old Calgary and Edmonton Trail (C & E Trail) evolved from centuries-old aboriginal trails along the various river valleys throughout the area. When there was a need for trappers to move between Fort Calgary and Fort Edmonton, a trail was formed that became more recognizable that crossed the Red Deer River at a ford almost half way between the two forts. When the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived in Calgary in 1883, the Trail became the primary travel route for freight to Edmonton and for new settlers, many of whom homesteaded around Red Deer Crossing and along the Red Deer River. Stagecoaches travelled the route from around 1883 to a couple of years after the completion of the Calgary Edmonton Railway in 1891.

 

 
bold vision
for
a visitor destination with
4 unique attractions
featuring a ground transportation theme

 

Forth Junction Heritage Society
within a proposed family trail, rail and transit activity and heritage park
 
Forth Junction Project

 

 







 
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Regional Trails Society

 

 

 

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