North West Mounted Police Barracks, Fort MacLeod

The North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Barracks, were constructed in 1884 replacing the original fort on MacLeod Island in the Old Man River (Est. 1874) due to flooding [4]. The buildings left of the NWMP Barracks represent the history of the protection of Canadian sovereignty of the West. As the first permanent station of the NWMP in western Canada Fort Macleod’s history is intertwined with the difficult histories of the whiskey trade, Indigenous relations, and European settlement in Southern Alberta. This survey was conducted to assist Alberta Culture and Tourism with the reconstruction and preservation of the harness shop (tag 4 in 3D model).


Southwest Alberta

Field Documentation:

November 12, 2016

Field Documentation Type:



Blackfoot, Canadian, Chipewyan/Dene, Cree, Metis, Stoney, Tsuu T’ina

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Datum Type:

NAD 83

Threat Level