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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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Significant Historical Site and Great Tour Guides

Be sure and take the 90 minute tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. College students in period... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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Great attraction - national park. Rrpresents the real Canadian farm ~1870, which was forpost st... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 3 days ago

Be sure and take the 90 minute tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. College students in period costumes at each stop on the tour tell the stories of real people who worked and lived at the fort. After the tour, visitors are encouraged to spend...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great attraction - national park. Rrpresents the real Canadian farm ~1870, which was forpost st that time. Students dressed as settlers of that time present how settlers lived and trade with indians. Very jnteresting good for kids.

Thank garry962
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best historic sites to visit in Canada Guided tours available Well marked walking trails There are many exhibits where many guides were dressed in 18th century period costumes doing role play You could spend hours looking at authentic buildings and the life...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

July 19, 2017 - We visited our Winnipeg friends for three days on our way to Churchill to see Beluga whales. Our Winnipeg friends took us to several sights including the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. Upon entry, there were several glassed displays and...More

Thank JerryH9905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my husband and our youngest daughter (almost 9). It was free for Canada 150 which was awesome. They were having a kids event where she became an employee of the Hudson'sBay Company for the day. If she completed at least one...More

Thank Lauriefromcalgary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would have given it a 5, except the Big House was closed for renovation. Park is free this year but pay the extra $7 for a guided tour with an interpreter. Not language, but historical. They are dressed in 1851 attaire and explain what...More

Thank BonnieTaxlady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After many years of declining attendance,LFG has turned a corner. Is this due to the free admission, I do not know or care. They had plenty of costumed interpreters who were quick to engage. The site is currently undergoing some restoration work but is has...More

Thank Dancers-dad-wpg
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is a wonderful place to spend the better part of a day. The animators bring the site to life and the stories of the people who lived and worked at the Fort are fascinating. The buildings too are beautiful,...More

Thank htravelbug
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Lower Fort Garry is a good example of what Parks Canada is all about, preserving history in a thought provoking manner while you enjoy a small taste of what life may have served you if you had been born in an earlier period. The actor/employees...More

Thank flexitdriver
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Beautifully restored old buildings, staffed with enthusiastic and knowledgeable young people in costume and in character, explaining life in that era. Well worth a visit, don't miss it!

Thank Gordon M
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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.