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Fort Battleford National Historic Site

Battleford, Saskatchewan S0M 0E0, Canada
+1 888-773-8888
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Was expecting more regarding a location that was once pivotal in the Northwest Territories.

We visited this site as I am interested in the Metis Resistance of 1885. As this is a National... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Piper C
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St. Laurent, Manitoba, Canada
Good way to spend 60 informative minutes

It won't take you longer than an hour or so to get through the visitor centre, little gift shop... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Little Schoolho... W
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Montreal, Canada
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Battleford, Saskatchewan S0M 0E0, Canada
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+1 888-773-8888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site as I am interested in the Metis Resistance of 1885. As this is a National Historic site admission is free this year to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary. There is an interpretive site, albeit poorly stocked with souvenirs, and guides dressed in...More

1  Thank Piper C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It won't take you longer than an hour or so to get through the visitor centre, little gift shop, all exhibits and the 5 original buildings still standing on this historic site. There isn't a lot to see, but the friendly guides (all decked out...More

2  Thank Little Schoolho... W
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Eager to show and explain. It is not very big but it has good historical items and gives a good background of conflicts between natives and settlers.

Thank Brigitte L
Reviewed 18 January 2017

An easy to access site on the eastern edge of Battleford, this Parks Canada location has four original NW Mounted Police buildings, situated in the fort dating from the 1885 rebellion. The site is well cared for, although some of the outdoor signs and photos...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I was not there to tour the museum but rather to use a seminar room; however, from what I did see I would go back and have a full tour. Great historical spot including the memory of the rather infamous Louis Riel and other First...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here off and on for years. Good interpretive guides. Don't miss the often- overlooked graves of the Indians hanged after the riel rebellion, located nearby.

Thank RESK2013
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Take a self guided tour of the historical buildings or have an interpreter lead you through an hour and a half tour of the park. Educational and well worth the visit.

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This review is in response to the more unenthusiastic reviews below. (The positive ones do a good job of underscoring the place's attractions for visitors.) We arrived less than 15 minutes before closing, but managed to attach ourselves to a group that was about to...More

2  Thank IrvineUncleT
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice historical location that has been taken care of and maintained. We would recommend the audio tour as well as it just adds to the history of the area.

Thank dang20152015
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Grew up in Battleford and have been visiting since the days when our family could go in afterhours and out of season for picnics or to walk our dogs inside the fortifications. I always enjoy spending going through every couple of years to check out...More

Thank Noel K
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