Travel Manitoba eNews - July 2013
From trails to Treaties with Parks Canada!
Parks Canada’s exciting summer line-up gets even better starting in July, with special guided hikes in Churchill at Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site and Treaty One commemoration at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
Parks Canada is rolling out a new experience in the Churchill area, with historic hikes from Sloop Cove to Prince of Wales Fort along the west peninsula of the Churchill River. Starting at Sloop Cove – the famous Prince of Wales Fort harbour bearing engraved names dating from the 1700s, - the tour covers approximately four kilometres and over 3,000 years of history from the Thule People to the North West Mounted Police. The historic hike culminates with an in-depth tour of Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site focusing on the massive exterior of the fort and the meticulous reconstruction work on the site.
In southern Manitoba, Parks Canada is gearing up for its annual Treaty One commemoration activities at Lower Fort Garry, which will take place August 3-5. On August 3, 1871, Treaty No. 1, the first of the numbered Treaties between the Crown and First Nations, was signed at Lower Fort Garry. To commemorate this historic event, on August 3, Parks Canada will have a speakers’ forum on Treaty One, and on August 5, Parks Canada will offer drum and hoop dance teachings, performances by the Summer Bear Dance Troupe and presentations of the treaty play Kinikinik.