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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

5925 Hwy 9 | St Andrews, Winnipeg, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
204 785 6050
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Ranked #2 of 99 attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
Traveler Description: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is located just 50 km (30 miles) north of Winnipeg, on Hwy 9. Instead of reading dusty old plaques and your... more »
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Located on the Red River about a 45 minute drive north of the city, this historic site provides you with a real life experience of what it was like to live at Lower Fort Garry. The staff are dressed in period costumes and provide interesting commentaries when visiting the various buildings in and around the Fort.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Fort provides visitors with a very interesting insight into what our forefathers endured or considered "normal". The only down side to this site is the long walk to the actual Fort---very hard for the disabled or elderly.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Since our last visit they opened a Centre where one can read the History of the Fort. Everything is well signposted as you walk around the grounds.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wonderful place for a family outing. Educational ( but not in a boring way). Costumed in period clothing, staff show us everyday life at the Fort. Beautiful and peaceful area along the Red River. The history of the area is interesting. They have different activities throughout the summer.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Lower Fort Garry is a preserved fur trading post that once belonged to the Hudson's Bay Company (a chain of department stores now owned by a U.S. conglomerate, but originally one of the founding fur trade companies in Canada and proud Canadian institution). LFG became a Canadian National Historic Site in 1958, and recreates life at the trading post in... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be visiting here on Canada Day so there was a lot going on that really made this a topnotch experience.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Lower Fort Garry is one of the first forts and outposts in Manitoba. It exists today almost exactly as it did when built. During the summer, staff, dressed in period clothing, provide interpretive information and tours every day. The fort and building are certainly a site to see, providing the visitor with an idea of how life truly was 200... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It is as if you are back in the 1800's. You can walk around the whole fort and surrounding areas. The employees are all in period costume and talk to you as if you were back in the 1800's. You can learn some history and have lots of fun doing it.

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Anola Mb. Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our cousin from Poland was happy to see some history in Manitoba. He is a very well educated and found Winnipeg and area had only a small amount of history to see compared to all the castles, cathedrals and all the preserved history Poland has to offer, That which many people have no idea is there because the travel agents... More

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Closed for the season, but you can still walk around the fort. Seems to be worth a visit when its open.

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