Established as Victoria Mission in 1862, later renamed as Fort Victoria, a Hudson Bay Company trading post, and still later renamed again as the Village of Pakan. And finally, virtually disappearing when bypassed by the railway. Located on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River northeast of Edmonton Victoria Settlement played an important role in the development of Alberta. Now a Provincial Historical Site it continues to provide an interesting and educational portrait of pioneering life in Alberta.
Date: Sunday July 15, 2018
Time: Meet at 1:00 P.M. Depart at 1:30 P.M.
Start: Gather at Capilano Mall parking lot (50th Street & 101 Avenue) near the Sawmill Restaurant.
Distance: Approximately 115 kilometres each way
Admission: Adults $5.00 per person, Seniors and kids $4:00 per person (Revenue is allocated to preservation and maintenance of the site)
Picnic: Pack a picnic lunch. There are picnic tables and fire boxes (fires may not be allowed) at the site. There are places to explore including an early Methodist Church that serves as interpretive centre and occasional church, the HBC chief clerk’s quarters, a number of graves and trails and paths along the N. Sask. River.
Staff on site are in period costumes.
Info: Alec Cherwenuk