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Crossing the River: A Walking Tour of Rossdale

Crossing the River: A Walking Tour of Rossdale

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Alberta History Tours presents Crossing the River: A Walking Tour of Rossdale Sept 13, 15, & 18th

Journey through time as walk across the North Saskatchewan river and through the ancient gathering point at the heart of one of Canada’s fastest growing and youngest cities. Find out why the Rossdale flats was pehonan or meeting place for over 2,000 years for Indigenous people, then fur traders and then entrepreneurs who changed the skyline forever. What makes this specific spot on the North Saskatchewan river unique? Hear about the importance of the river valley as the focus for the fur trade and the interaction among Indigenous, Europeans and Métis. Hear about Rossdale as the birthplace of Alberta as a province. Listen to stories of floods and fields and about Donald Ross, who variously ran a market garden, a hotel and other enterprises in Edmonton’s oldest neigbourhood. Re-live the days of trains and steamboats, horses and horseless carriages. Rossdale was truly Edmonton’s original centre and central to its history.

Cost: Suggested Donation $10.00
Starting point will be emailed to all registrants.

To register please visit the Alberta Histroy Tours calendar and select the date you wish to attend.

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