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Fort Edmonton Park literally reconstructs four distinct eras of Edmonton's history. Perhaps most interesting is the complete reconstruction of the old Fort Edmonton fur trading post from the turn of the 18th century. This vast wooden structure is a warren of rooms and activities: blacksmiths, bakers, and other guides ply their trades. On 1885 Street, you'll see Frontier Edmonton, complete with saloons, general store, and Jasper House Hotel, which serves hearty pioneer meals. 1905 Street celebrates the agricultural boom years of the early 19th century, when Edmonton teemed with new immigrants and was named provincial capital. On 1920 Street, sip an old-fashioned ice-cream soda at Bill's confectionery and see the changes wrought in the rural West by World War I. You can't miss the midway, with rides for kids of all ages. If the variety of activities at Fort Edmonton appeals to your family, consider spending a night at the park's Hotel Selkirk. A C$10-million expansion in 2010 brings a new replica of the Capital Theatre and more evening events.