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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
+1 204-785-6050
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Very well done Fort of Manitoba his early days

We went there at a time when the buildings were closed however we were able to walk around all of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Go back in time, way back, to the time of the fur trade. See the buildings, the furs, the boats and... read more

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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of CanadaHistory will unfold before your eyes at this restored 19th century fort where costumed staff recreate the 1850s in the Red River Valley. Come and meet the Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company as he strolls through his garden, barter with the company clerk, sit in a tipi and listen to the whispers of ancient legends, and touch the coarse fur of a bison hide at the oldest stone fur trading post in North America – or, if you prefer, scour the fort for clues in a family scavenger hunt. There is something here for the whole family.Living-history programs run mid-May – Labour Day, 9:00 – 5:00 daily. Daily guided tours in English and French and motorized access for mobility challenged visitors available. Regularly scheduled tours are offered in September. Don’t forget to ask us about our Halloween and Christmas programs. The site is open to groups year-round for tours, weddings or meetings by pre-booking.
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5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
+1 204-785-6050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there at a time when the buildings were closed however we were able to walk around all of the buildings with a map and able to view how well they are kept up as well as how nice it would be were the...More

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go back in time, way back, to the time of the fur trade. See the buildings, the furs, the boats and how early settlers to Canada lived. See a blacksmith working in his shop, see the early settlers tending their gardens, making bread or see...More

Thank shawndee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this well appointed site in the past and found it rich with stories and artifacts that provide a good sense of time and place. Both outside and inside the still standing limestone walls you gain a glimpse into the daily lives and...More

Thank TL O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort itself is wonderfully preserved and restored. The (mostly) young people put on accurate reenactments of period lifestyles and (what we refer to now as) hardships. All of these staff also have a very good working knowledge of what life would have been like...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had already been through all of the eastern provinces and were pretty much Forted out by the time we got to Manitoba. But I convinced my Wife we should take the kids to one last fort. And we had no regrets what so ever....More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2017 is free admission and paid programming is also available. Different days had different activities (like Bannock and choclate) The main building had a small souvenir store and restaurant and washrooms. The front desk provided us with a map of the fort and activity books...More

Thank S0712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those interested in the history of the fur trade era in Canada, Lower Fort Garry is an important place to visit. Unlike a lot of forts (and standing replicas) further west, Lower Fort Garry was more of an administrative hub. There were direct "retail"...More

Thank CWGross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun way to spend half the day. The costumed, college-age docents are cheerfully determined that we're all going to learn something about life in a Hudson's Bay Company trading post in the early 19th century. In addition to the outbuildings and First...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dropped in on a lovely Sunday morning to tour the park. Staff was wonderful in their vintage costumes and accompanying story lines. Nice time of year as the gardens are mature. This is especially a good year to visit as the Canadian Government has made...More

Thank WinnipegBob2
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Be sure and take the 90 minute tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. College students in period costumes at each stop on the tour tell the stories of real people who worked and lived at the fort. After the tour, visitors are encouraged to spend...More

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27 February 2015|
Response from Brooklyn R |
Have a look at their website information with hours of operation. You can only walk through the grounds in the winter, no buildings are open.