Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada

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

This is the site where the first of the numbered treaties was signed 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, mental institution and 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. Swing the blacksmith's hammer, feel the furs in the fur loft, taste fresh-baked bannock in the kitchen and explore the historic sales shop in the place where servant and sophisticate share their worlds.
  • Guided package/tour
  • Manitoba History
  • Self-guided tour
  • Service in French
  • Step-on guide service
  • National Historic Site