NAME: Fort Normandeau
CLIMATE: Mild summer,cold winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer
REMAINS: The old fort.
Fort Normandeau dates back to 1885 and the North West Indian rebellion.
It is located one mile south of the Highway 2 bridge across the Red Deer
River then one-half mile west of the highway to the provincial campground.
It was named after Lieutenant Normandeau of the 65th Montreal Rifles
whose orders were to build a fort at the Red Deer River crossing. Instead
of building a fort, Lieutenant Normandeau commandeered a hotel and turned
it into a fort. Fort Normandeau, with its setting in a provincial park,
offers a trip back into history as well as an excellent camping ground
where the ghost towner can explore the old fort at his leisure.