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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
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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of CanadaHistory will unfold before...

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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A trip back to Central Canada's roots

A lovely day spent meandering about the many buildings. An opportunity to learn about, see and experience pioneer ways. We were involved in a cooking competition. Staff dress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Yolanna
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Morden, Canada
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Morden, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A lovely day spent meandering about the many buildings. An opportunity to learn about, see and experience pioneer ways. We were involved in a cooking competition. Staff dress in the fashion of the time and keep their characters throughout the day. Not terribly exciting, but a nice way to spend the day with family. Fully wheelchair accessible.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I was traveling for work and was in there for about a week. This site is old and has amazing old antiques. I would want to spend more time here, I go back, in the summer.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great to walk around at your leisure and enjoys the displays. We had a guided tour and I must say I was very impressed with the young people who did all the presentations throughout the camp.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Be prepared to walk outside to explore the area. We elected to pay the extra fee for the guided tour, which was worth the extra cost. The guided tour was about 90 minutes, after which you are able to explore on your own, which you will want to do. Each building has staff dressed in clothing of the period to... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I took some out of town friends here to show them the history. The actors were great in character to show how people used to live & it was a great day learning about some of the history of Manitoba. Well worth a trip!

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Minot, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Had a very nice day looking at this museum. Enjoyable day. Very nice hands on exhibits. Very informative reinactors.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A truly historic picture of how life on the prairies was in the 1800's.Authentic,great staff and wonderful interpretation.For a great day out I highly encourage this attraction for a time capsule into Manitoba and Canadian history.Only 15 minutes north of Winnipeg and easily reached by car.

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Regina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We didn't plan to stop by but after spending the whole morning at Grand Beach, and got some time to kill before dinner, so we stopped by thinking it'd be about 1.5 hours. Turned out the place is full of well-kept historical buildings/houses and we ended up staying for 3 hours. Lots of lovely place for pictures if that's what... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lower Fort Garry, in St. Andrews, Manitoba, is a short drive from Winnipeg on the banks of the Red River. Excellent. The kids very much enjoyed doing the Junior Explorer at this original fur trading 1830 post. Many helpful staff in period costume and assuming the roles of the day, including that of Lady Simpson in the original Governor of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Cousin took us here for the morning and we had a good look round learning a lot about history of Canada and English influence .watched a blacksmith make a iron hook, told us about history of his job years ago . Whole place is set up as it was years ago- people dressed in clothes, talk about their work /... More 

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