Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada


Enter through Lower Fort Garry's massive gates where colourful characters from the past welcome you and sweep you in to their world.

This is where firsts happen.

This is the site where the first of the numbered treaties was made between the Crown and the area's First Nations, creating a gateway to settlement in the west. It's also home to Western Canada's first prison, first asylum for the mentally ill, and first training facility for the North-West Mounted Police.

Explore beautifully restored heritage buildings at this Hudson's Bay Company fur trade post nestled above the banks of the Red River. Hear the blacksmith's hammer, touch furs, smell the food cooking in the kitchen, or explore the historic sales shop. Step inside the past at the Big House where servant and sophisticate both share their worlds.

May 9 – June 30, 2016
Mondays to Fridays (weekdays):
• Open 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., regular entrance rates apply.
• Enjoy a self-guided visit and meet costumed staff throughout the historic grounds.

Saturdays and Sundays (weekends):
• Open 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., regular entrance rates apply.
• Access to the historic buildings through guided tours only.
• Guided tours: tours are scheduled on the hour every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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