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Fort Gibraltar

866 St.Joseph Street | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Downtown Winnipeg)
+1 204-237-7692
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Ranked #17 of 112 Attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Historic Sites, Educational Sites
Owner description: Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, Fort Gibraltar is an ideal venue for hosting a variety of events: weddings, corporate meetings, private... more » Owner description: Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, Fort Gibraltar is an ideal venue for hosting a variety of events: weddings, corporate meetings, private functions, group tours and more! Three rooms are available year-round, offering modern facilities in an historical setting. In the summer, Fort Gibraltar is also a living history museum offering interactive and educational guided tours about the fur trade era. Our costumed interpreters relive the daily life of the inhabitants of the site in 1815 as you visit significant buildings in the fort such as the blacksmith shop, the winterer's cabin and the trading post. In February, the historical venue is at the heart of the largest winter festival in Western Canada, the Festival du Voyageur. « less
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Winnipeg, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I took my grandchildren there in August and it was the first time for all three of us. It was very interesting and the staff, all dressed in period clothing, were welcoming and informative. Unfortunately, as a retired teacher I got more out of the visit than my grandchildren who found it tiring when it was such an extremely hot... More

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Fort Gibraltar this summer. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and were able to experience the Fort with your grandchildren. Our costumed interpreters enjoy transporting our guests back to the exciting age of the fur trade. We hope to see you back... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Came here for a friend's wedding and was not disappointed. The set-up was beautiful and the food was delicious. Poutine buffet at the end of the night was a big hit! I heard they were great to work with and very accommodating.

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Kitchener, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Your interaction with the interpreters will make or break this experience so ask them questions! This recreation of an early Canadian trading post showcases a time when voyagers, blacksmiths, clerks and first nations people carved out their living in the harsh Prairie landscape. The interpreter's knowledge and the artefacts presented are the highlights of the experience. You are able to... More

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience visiting Fort Gibraltar and thank you for writing such a kind review. The interpretive staff are very knowledgeable and are more than happy to answer any questions or curiosities that visitors may have. Our facilities are indeed available for bookings year-round, visit fortgibraltar.com to learn more and we... More

Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the place to be when Festival Du Voyageur is going on. We try to make it out to this event every year with the kids. They have something for everyone... Kids stuff during the day and more adult like stuff in the evenings

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about the Festival du Voyageur. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed the diverse programming offered for kids as well as adults. From the kids playground to big musical acts there is something for everyone. We hope we see you at the 46th annual Festival du Voyageur... More

Lavenham, Manitioba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Last weekend I attended a weekend at the Fort. I'd had a glimpse of it before during Festival du Voyageur activities, but this was the first time I'd seen it in the summer months. The buildings are beautiful replicas of what life at the meeting place of our ancestors must have been like. The grounds are beautifully kept, with lots... More

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to post the great review and pictures of Fort Gibraltar. Our facilities are indeed available for bookings year-round and our interpretive centre is open from May to August. We hope to see you again soon! More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This fort was not actually used for battle, but for trading with the Aboriginals. They have re-created the environment as it would have been back in the 1800s, as the original was burnt to the ground. Each cabin that you enter houses artifacts that would have been used or traded and a person dressed in character is there to explain... More

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Fort Gibraltar! It sounds like you enjoyed taking the guided tour and talking to our knowledgeable interpreters. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit and we hope to see you again in Winnipeg! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The staff at Fort Gibraltar are professional and friendly. We recently held our wedding ceremony and reception here and everything was flawless. The food was incredible - people are still raving about it! Beautiful and charming location with tons of history. Highly recommend a visit through here!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We were there to help celebrate Prairie Fire Magazine and Manitoba writers, and the food was fantastic! Served buffet style, but with the taste of individually prepared plates. The salads were all delicious -- it was hard to choose from the selection of beautiful fresh greens and dressings. The veggies were roasted and still crunchy and colourful and also delicious.... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

its a great place to just walk around. not open often so you have to catch the open days.The trails along the river are great in the summer.

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

What a great tour. All the employees are in character and speak as if they are in the past. It really helped me reconcile some of the disjointed history studies we were subjected to as students. Now it all makes sense. Actually seeing how they lived and toiled was a great eye opener. We spent two hours there because we... More

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