NWMP Barracks

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609 8 St
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
T1W 2B1


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Built in 1893, the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) barracks was both the homebase and workplace of Canmore’s police officers, and the site of the town’s jail, until 1929. The Barracks are the oldest NWMP site in Western Canada still standing in its original location at the west bank of Policeman’s Creek and the east end of Canmore’s main street. The 19th Century, log structure sits on a 0.122-hectare lot with whitewashed stone paths and both spruce and fir trees, some of which were alive during the building’s construction. At any time of year, you can visit the site and learn about its history from volunteer tour guides.

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