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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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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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Excellent Piece of Manitoba History!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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

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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Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lower Fort Garry is a fabulous place to spend the day with the family. They have re-enactors dressed in period costume to transport you back in time and give you insight as to what life was like back in the day of the fur trade. The Fort is situated on the banks of the Red River, providing a dramatic natural... More 

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

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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