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Address: 866 St.Joseph Street | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-237-7692
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Description: Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, Fort Gibraltar is an ideal venue...
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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We walked here on our trip to St. Boniface and really enjoyed our visit. The best part of the trip was really the knowledge of the people who run the place. They are true... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Stephanie S
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Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We walked here on our trip to St. Boniface and really enjoyed our visit. The best part of the trip was really the knowledge of the people who run the place. They are true historians and artists who keep some of the traditions of the time in place. Our kids had a tremendous amount of fun conversing with the people... More 

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your family time with us. We love hearing that families are out and learning together. Our interpreters are very knowledgeable and love to answer visitors curious questions about the fur trade. If you are ever back in Winnipeg, we'd love to share some time with you again. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is kept to look as an original fort area without glitzing it up. The people who are part of the fort experience are very knowledgable in the history ,habits,in the daily life of traders,trappers, as well as the conditions and reasons for shipping the merchandise the way they did to reach the fort from Europe. Experience a smithy working... More 

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your time at Fort Gibraltar! The experience at the Fort with our costumed interpreters representing 1815 is a wonderful way to learn about the fur trade. Whether you spend time with the blacksmith, carpenter or others you're sure to walk away with a memorable experience. More 

Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

interesting building, lots to see inside, best during la festival in february - gives you an idea of what life was like in yesteryear...

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Fort Gibraltar! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience of being immersed in the lifestyle of the people of the Red River Settlement of 1815. Hope to see you as well again during the 47th edition of Festival du Voyageur February 12-21, 2015! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I had a good time at Fort Gibraltar. We spend a lot of time chatting with and observing the ironsmith. We learned the about the "Voyageurs". We threw axes - maybe a special event that day. And we enjoyed a meal specially prepared for our group. A great place for family with inquisitive minds.

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your visit to Fort Gibraltar. We are so pleased that you and your group enjoyed the activities offered. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience and I hope the next time you are in Winnipeg, you will visit again. More 

Fairview Heights, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The staff dress in period style and talk about the history of the fort, how the inhabitants used it to stock up on supplies to take and sell to settlers away from the area. In each building, a staff member explains some aspect of the lifestyle at the fort. Even an American can learn a lot about life there.

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you! You have captured many great things about Fort Gibraltar in your review. Our interpreters do a wonderful job of walking visitors through how a Fort in 1815 would have run from day to day.Thanks again for taking the time to tell others about us, we really appreciate our reviewers. More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when we went here, but was very pleased. The hosts from the eras are very knowledgeable to their parts and the times. Learned a lot about Manitoba and Canada from visiting the site. The blacksmith was especially interesting!

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your visit to Fort Gibraltar. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and our interpreters were able to teach you some neat facts about Manitoba and Canada.The blacksmith's shop is also my favorite place to spend time at in the Fort as well. I hope that we... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Well done. Architecture and displays top notch. Staff friendly and helpful. If you are interested in human rights, allow 4 to 5 hours with a break in the middle.

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Ingolf
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If your going to go the best time is in the winter when they have the Voyageur Festival with all its live entertainment and snow sculptures

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Festival du Voyageur! It sounds like you enjoyed the live entertainment and our international snow sculpture competition. We hope we see you at the 47th annual Festival du Voyageur February 12-21, 2016 enjoying our ongoing activities! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was nice to try somewhere unique. The room was charming, the staff was enchanting AND the food was delicious. One guest, with several food restrictions was also very pleased with her meal. I personally had been to 2 weddings and another retirement dinner, prior to this one. All events were 10 out of 10. Angie and her crew know... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great place to come with the family and learn about the life of the voyageur. They go out of their way to provide places to keep warm, even through the bitter cold.

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Festival du Voyageur. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed the historical programming offered for kids as well as adults! We hope we see you at the 47th annual Festival du Voyageur February 12-21, 2016 enjoying our ongoing activities! More 

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Additional Information about Fort Gibraltar

Address: 866 St.Joseph Street | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-237-7692
Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg
Open Hours:
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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