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Fort Gibraltar

Address: 866 St.Joseph Street | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-237-7692
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Ranked #10 of 90 Attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, Fort Gibraltar is an ideal venue for hosting a variety of...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fort Gibraltar is a very unique venue: a replica of the Northwest Company's fort during the fur trade era in Manitoba, juxtaposed with the modern buildings of downtown Winnipeg. It was the perfect venue for our winter wedding. When the temperatures dropped to -30C, typical of January in Winnipeg, we were warm and cozy celebrating in the Maison du Bourgeois... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have attended both a wedding and a christmas party at this venue and both were wonderful. The atmosphere is outstanding as well as the staff. Catered dinners were excellent and the food was comforting and delicious. I can't wait for another opportunity to visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I attended a Christmas party at Fort Gibraltar, I found the location and venue charming and warm and the food, absolutely divine! The menu was tantalizing and the staff super accomodating to my multitude of allergies. I had contacted the staff ahead of time, specifically, Angie Coe, and they arranged to have food kept aside from the buffet in order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Went to a wedding there in February. The place is beautiful and best wedding food I have had in years. Great place for a wedding.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We recently attended a wedding at Fort Gibraltar. Not being from Winnipeg, we did not know what to expect. It was beautiful. Everything from the simplicity of the decorations to the building itself was lovely. The food served was excellent. Not typically dry wedding fare. We had a choice of chicken or buffalo. I had the chicken and my husband... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Fort Gibraltar, on Thanksgiving weekend of 2014. From booking the venue, to the menu tasting, to decor planning, to the day of the wedding - everything was fantastic! Working with Angie and Connie was a brides dream as every question and concern was answered quickly, and they were completely knowledgeable about every... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
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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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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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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 

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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 

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