Built in 1906 on the Fort Calgary site, Deane House was built for Captain Richard Burton Deane, the last serving North West Mounted Police Superintendent in Calgary. Steeped in history, Deane House is located in Inglewood, at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, in the heart of Blackfoot territory, once known as Moh’Kinsstis. The site was an important meeting place for the Indigenous peoples who have used this area for thousands of years as a place to hunt, camp and cross the river.
Deane House garden, grounds and historic house was redeveloped in 2015 by Fort Calgary Historic Preservation Society. The restaurant opened in 2016, redesigned and carefully curated by Sal Howell, founder of the iconic River Café, and long-time champion of seasonal, local, and sustainable food.