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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 #22 of 109 attractions in Winnipeg
Type: Historic Sites, Educational Sites
Owner description: Situe a quelques minutes du centre-ville de Winnipeg, le Fort Gibraltar est l'endroit ideal pour accueillir une variete d'evenements: reunions... more » Owner description: Situe a quelques minutes du centre-ville de Winnipeg, le Fort Gibraltar est l'endroit ideal pour accueillir une variete d'evenements: reunions d'affaires, fonctions privees, anniversaires, mariages, tournees de groupe et bien plus! Trois salles sont disponibles a longueur d'annee offrant des installations modernes au cachet historique. Pendant l'ete, le Fort Gibraltar est egalement un musee vivant historique offrant des visites guidees interactives et educatives qui permettent aux visiteurs d'en savoir plus sur l'epoque de la traite des fourrures. Nos interpretes costumes vous montreront la vie quotidienne des habitants du site en 1815 a travers des lieux primordiaux du fort tels que le poste de traite, la forge et la cabane des hivernants. En fevrier, cet endroit historique est au coeur des celebrations du plus grand festival hivernal dans l'Ouest canadien, le Festival du Voyageur. 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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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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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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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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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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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This site is located near the Red River and is a historic part of the Voyegeurs. Good place to spend some time and learn about the past.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great place to have a wedding. Easy access, lots of parking, great food. Perfect backdrop for wedding pictures.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went today as it is during Festival du Voyageur. Very interesting to visit each of the cabins to see life in the early 1800's. Had a very nice meal in the dining hall - split pea soup and tortiere. The ice sculptures were excellent!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

It was a Christmasweddin it was like wonderland just over the top beautiful like Christmas Weddin in the Hamptons ....LOVED IT

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Visited with a group. Really enjoyed talking with the staff at the working exhibits. They were interesting and knew lots of period facts. They clearly enjoyed their work and interacting with visitors. Food was good at dinner and different than a standard buffet fare.

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