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Fort Whoop-Up

200 Indian Battle Park Rd, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 5B3, Canada
+1 403-320-3777
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Spring 2018 Updated Review - Fort Whoop-up

This is my third review/visit since the Galt Museum took it over in 2015 and I was impressed. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barry E
Lots to see

Fascinating place to walk around and to see what a fort would have been like. Ends with a ride on a... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
Paul R
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Fort Whoop-Up is a replica of an original fur trading fort built in the late 1800s. We explore the history, cultures, and traditions of the communities that lived in the region in the time the original Fort Whoop-Up was built and operated. We bring to life the experiences and lives of tribes, traders and more in this historic fort.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“trading post” (5 reviews)
“wagon ride” (5 reviews)
“re creation” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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200 Indian Battle Park Rd, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 5B3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my third review/visit since the Galt Museum took it over in 2015 and I was impressed. I didn't visit last year so that they would have a chance to organize the facility after the management change. The price has increased but it includes...More

Thank Barry E
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Fascinating place to walk around and to see what a fort would have been like. Ends with a ride on a horse drawn cart with a super guide.

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Neat place to go and take you back in time for history. Worth a stop and visit, found it to be a very neat place to visit.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

This place was a blast for the whole family. There's lots of history, First Nations and otherwise. (I found it interesting how this independent trading post wasn't so racist and sold First Nations more advanced rifles, which played a big part in a famous war...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We really rnjoyed the Ft. Whoop-Up re-creation. First there was an informative short movie and then you walked through the fort where there were articles from the period and explanations on placards and also in the brochure. The staff were pleasant and informative. A horse...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable afternoon. I recommend taking one of the excellent private tours that are provided free of charge. Great way to hear the stories and learn history of the Fort. The staff are helpful and very well informed - thank you Brooke! The wagon ride was...More

Thank Anita V
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This was a fun experience for the family at a decent price. We almost didn't go, however, because the website for the Fort stated that it was still closed and looking for new management - luckily, we noticed some cars in the parking lot when...More

Thank JukeboxMama
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is a rebuilt version of a trading post from the late 1800s. It helped me understand the Whisky Trail better. The staff was great. I was especially lucky to be there on Friday at 2:30 when Blanche, a Blackfoot woman, came and shared her...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Quite a nice little place. We went on a wagon-ride, which was excellent and informative and the horses were beautiful. Nice fort in good condition with several tipis and a decent collection of memorabilia inside. Worth the price of admission.

Thank Gaynor h
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Not unlike other fort sites, however it is on a historic and interesting location right near the "famous" bridge. We went on the wagon ride which was interesting and informative. (included in the admission to the fort)

Thank yaletowners
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