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.

(Check back again for our 2021 schedule. We look forward to seeing you!)
  • Guided package/tour
  • Manitoba History
  • Self-guided tour
  • Service in French
  • Step-on guide service
  • National Historic Site