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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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Great place for kids

Enjoyed our couple of hours here, but felt it was more for overseas visitors or children. Its vety... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
alplan
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Vancouver, Canada
Worth the Visit

Allow enough time to walk around leisurely. Wear comfortable shoes and I recommend a hat and... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
MKS2010
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Winnipeg
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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
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Enjoyed our couple of hours here, but felt it was more for overseas visitors or children. Its vety spaced out so wear good comfy shoes. The main house was shut on our visit but we got in free as all parks are free this year...More

Thank alplan
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Allow enough time to walk around leisurely. Wear comfortable shoes and I recommend a hat and sunglasses. Also, take a bottle or two of water in your carry-bag. Some people had umbrellas but I can't be bothered toting one of those around. If you can...More

Thank MKS2010
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Brought a group of pre-teens here for a day of history and exploring. It was cool to be brought back in time to another era in the Red River Valley. All the staff at Lower Fort Garry were fantastic with keeping in their roles. The...More

Thank xxhello-beautifulxx
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We went there at a time when the buildings were closed however we were able to walk around all of the buildings with a map and able to view how well they are kept up as well as how nice it would be were the...More

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Go back in time, way back, to the time of the fur trade. See the buildings, the furs, the boats and how early settlers to Canada lived. See a blacksmith working in his shop, see the early settlers tending their gardens, making bread or see...More

Thank shawndee
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We have visited this well appointed site in the past and found it rich with stories and artifacts that provide a good sense of time and place. Both outside and inside the still standing limestone walls you gain a glimpse into the daily lives and...More

Thank TL O
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The fort itself is wonderfully preserved and restored. The (mostly) young people put on accurate reenactments of period lifestyles and (what we refer to now as) hardships. All of these staff also have a very good working knowledge of what life would have been like...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had already been through all of the eastern provinces and were pretty much Forted out by the time we got to Manitoba. But I convinced my Wife we should take the kids to one last fort. And we had no regrets what so ever....More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

2017 is free admission and paid programming is also available. Different days had different activities (like Bannock and choclate) The main building had a small souvenir store and restaurant and washrooms. The front desk provided us with a map of the fort and activity books...More

Thank S0712
Reviewed 28 August 2017

For those interested in the history of the fur trade era in Canada, Lower Fort Garry is an important place to visit. Unlike a lot of forts (and standing replicas) further west, Lower Fort Garry was more of an administrative hub. There were direct "retail"...More

Thank CWGross
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Glenys575
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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.
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