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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

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Address: 5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
Phone Number: 204 785 6050
Description: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of CanadaHistory will unfold...
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of CanadaHistory will unfold before your eyes at this restored 19th century fort where costumed staff recreate the 1850s in the Red River Valley. Come and meet the Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company as he strolls through his garden, barter with the company clerk, sit in a tipi and listen to the whispers of ancient legends, and touch the coarse fur of a bison hide at the oldest stone fur trading post in North America – or, if you prefer, scour the fort for clues in a family scavenger hunt. There is something here for the whole family.Living-history programs run mid-May – Labour Day, 9:00 – 5:00 daily. Daily guided tours in English and French and motorized access for mobility challenged visitors available. Regularly scheduled tours are offered in September. Don’t forget to ask us about our Halloween and Christmas programs. The site is open to groups year-round for tours, weddings or meetings by pre-booking.
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Like going back in time, all the buildings seem to be in original condition. The "residents" are very well informed & offer interesting information about life in the fort. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Like going back in time, all the buildings seem to be in original condition. The "residents" are very well informed & offer interesting information about life in the fort. If you're into history, you'll love this place

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As part of our "Tourist at Home" day we visited Lower Fort Garry. We really enjoyed interacting with the staff most of whom were dressed in period costumes and affected speech from their era. We found the most interesting part to be the "Big House" which was the last stop on our tour and seemed to have the most knowledgeable... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The site is free on Canada Day and fully staffed with period appropriate guides at all the main sites. The highlight is the blacksmith shop where you really appreciate what its like working a forge in +30c weather! The facilities are well maintained and the restaurant and gift shop reasonably priced. Worth the 30 minute drive from Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited Lower Fort Garry on Canada Day for a fun family activity. It is free on Canada Day. We came early and so had ample parking and were able to enjoy the site before the major crowds. The interpreters are very friendly and knowledgeable and very willing to explain why things were the way they were back in those... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Good visit with very helpful visitor guides, interesting displays and nicely kept. hope they keep this up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Visited in early May two days after they had started their interpretative tours for the season. A bitterly cold day, but the staff (and visitors!) bravely pushed on. Like anything Parks Canada runs on their historic sites, the quality of the programming and the attention to historical details are outstanding!!

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We arrived in time to join a guided tour of the museum. It was early in the season and there are actors playing the part of the residents, but only during the week. We visited on a weekend and the actors were not on site. Because our Guide was so knowledgeable and fun, we really didn't miss the actors. An... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This has been one of the best places we have gone ( several times over the years) During the summer months there seems to be lots of special events going on plus the everyday period costumed students and volunteers. that show and explain the live that went on here at that time . We did catch an re-enactment of a... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is one of the best historical sites I've ever seen. It is amazingly well preserved, and the staff in period costumes really makes it amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I take my family back to the fort every now and again. The family rate is a deal for our family of 6. The fort is closed in winter, but a must see for first time visitors to the prairies. Bi-lingual students act out the parts of the fort's various inhabitants and explain explorer life in the 18-19th centuries. Very... More 

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Address: 5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
Phone Number: 204 785 6050
Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  St. Andrews

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