Berry Creek North West Mounted Police Barracks


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Details

Area

The Settlement

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Category

Building/Museum

Guest Amenities

  • Wheelchair Accessible

About the Berry Creek North West Mounted Police Barracks

This NWMP outpost was built 145 kilometres east of Calgary in June 1905 to prevent horse rustling, possibly by the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang of Montana. The outpost was donated to Heritage Park by Harold Forster Industries Ltd. in 1977.

Heavily armed bands of outlaws used to sweep up from the coulees of the Missouri River to make periodic raids upon lonely Alberta ranches, and then drive their pilfered booty back across the border. The Mounted Police of the Berry Creek detachment, under Sergeant Munday, made regular patrols of the surrounding countryside to prevent such thievery. Due to the vigilance of the NWMP, and the effectiveness of their regular patrols, the horse and cattle rustling in the region was greatly reduced – so much so that the Berry Creek detachment was deemed unnecessary in 1915.

North West Mounted Police officer raising a British flag outside of the Berry Creek Barracks

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