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Fort Chipewyan Bicentennial Museum



The Fort Chipewyan Bicentennial Museum opened in 1990. It is a full sized reproduction of the Hudson's Bay Company 1870 stores building. The Museum construction was undertaken as part of the 1988 Bicentennial celebrations in Fort Chipewyan.

Native and history displays depict the key role Fort Chipewyan played in Canada's early exploration and fur trade. Included in the exhibits is a model of the fort from the late 1800's 

National and Provincial exhibits are also regularly featured. 


Museum Highlight

Poem written by: Dan Mercredi

Step into Fort Chipewyan's museum, a portal to the past,
Where history unfolds, memories ever-lasting, steadfast.
Behold the treasures that whisper tales of old,
Stories of resilience and traditions to behold.

In this sanctuary of artifacts, you'll find,
A glimpse into the lives of those left behind.
From ancient tools to traditional attire,
Each item carries a tale, igniting a fire.

Explore the rich tapestry of cultures intertwined,
As you wander through exhibits, a journey you'll find.
Learn of the First Nation people, their traditions and ways,
Preserved within these walls, for all future days.

Marvel at the artifacts with curiosity and awe,
For they hold the essence of a time long gone.
From fishing gear to ceremonial regalia worn,
Each piece a testament, to be admired and adorned.

The museum is a treasure trove, waiting to be explored,
With stories untold, yet yearning to be restored.
Come visit and witness the legacy it imparts,
A place where history thrives, captivating hearts.

Join us on a voyage through time's timeless embrace,
Where every exhibit unveils a unique face.
Step into Fort Chipewyan's museum, a haven so grand,
Discover the beauty of the past, hand in hand.

So heed our invitation, embark on this quest,
To learn, to feel, to truly be blessed.
Visit the museum, immerse in its historical delight,
And witness the wonders that come to life, day and night.



The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the knowledge of over 200 years of rich cultural history within and around the Fort Chipewyan area. Come in today and view these and many other items currently on display. 


What we offer:



Visitors have access to our extensive onsite library of local history, the fur trade and Native cultures.



Research available into Catholic and Anglican Church records, including family genealogy from the Fort Chipewyan area (and beyond!).


Gift Shop

We sell beautiful handicrafts from local, regional and Canadian artisans as well as a selection of books!

Contact Us

Contact Us


109 MacKenzie Ave

P.O. Box 203

Fort Chipewyan, Alberta

T0P 1B0



Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

closed - lunch

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Sat - Sun

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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