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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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Get a great overview of the local history

The period costumes and the staff's acting skills make you feel like you are walking back to the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2013
Excellent experience

We have been to the Fort several time over the years. It is a great experience. You can almost... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2013
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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 6 August 2013

The period costumes and the staff's acting skills make you feel like you are walking back to the mid 1800's. The home made bread is a treat while you watch the blacksmith make building nails. The chats with the Ojibway traders outside the fort gives...More

1  Thank EdithManitoba
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We have been to the Fort several time over the years. It is a great experience. You can almost feel like you were there in the pioneer days.

1  Thank florida8349
Reviewed 5 August 2013

A very creative step into the past. This was a very educational site. The host and hostess in the various venues were wearing the period costumes give you information about the life and times of the HBC settlers. A very worthwhile visit.

Thank Allan L
Reviewed 5 August 2013

A great place to visit, without going for a long drive. Wonderful sunsets, food at the restaurant, many interesting events held there throughout the year. Nice and relaxing to even sit on the deck and watch the abundance of wildlife!

Thank Offspring1972
Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

Lower Fort Garry used to be a fur trading post. For an authentic trip back to that era this a definitely a must see. The buildings are authentic not recreations. While here it is easy to forget that this is 2013 not the 1800's. Informative...More

Thank AntiDiva
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Very informative -- artifacts were of museum quality. Love the "guides" that are in costume and character -- just like going back in time. A great job has been done in keeping it true to the time. The location is very peaceful and relaxing. There...More

Thank KRW22
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Lower Fort Garry is a great historic site set on the banks of the Red River and well worth the trip out of the city and is a very enjoyable site to see.

Thank Julien G
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Or at least one that is only now being recognized...not really a nation, but pivotal to the establishment of the west. This is a fantastic historic site, and should be top of the list for an visit where you want to understand why Manitoba is...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We usually take out-of-town visitors here. Every time I return I enjoy the visit. The restored fort and surroundings are set up to recreate Manitoba's way of life in the early to mid 1800. The beautiful setting, on the Red River, is populated by young...More

Thank Kumar S
Reviewed 4 August 2013

The Lower Fort Garry site is a very interesting place to spend a couple or a few hours learning about the history of Manitoba, Red River area.

Thank WinnipegBernice
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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.