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Fort Whoop-Up

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Address: 200 Indian Battle Park Rd, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 5B3, Canada
Phone Number: 403-320-3777
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fort Whoop-Up is the name of the national historic site located in...

Fort Whoop-Up is the name of the national historic site located in Lethbridge's Indian Battle Park, and is home to the largest period firearm collection in Canada.

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910 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0P6

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We spent an afternoon at Fort Whoop-Up and marveled at the many photos, stories and artifacts that have been reserved and restored to depict the events and interactions of early... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Linda J
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Ontario, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a large natural park with picnic and open areas for games, play equipment etc. Also there is the Fort that you can explore. You will find information on how it was formed along with the natives who helped our Canadian Mounted Police.

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Thank 15Ruth
Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an afternoon at Fort Whoop-Up and marveled at the many photos, stories and artifacts that have been reserved and restored to depict the events and interactions of early settlers and the aboriginal people in the area. The introductory video was very informative and then we toured through the buildings on our own although guides are available. We took... More 

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Thank Linda J
Lethbridge, Canada
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Whoop Up is a step into the past and the rough living conditions of the 1800's. We happened to visit on Canada Day and were able to watch native dancing which was very colourful and entertaining. There is an excellent short video in a room close to the entrance that describes the history of the Fort. You can explore... More 

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Thank Welshman1956
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked my visit to Fort Whoop-Up. It's a small museum, but I've learnt a lot. I had a guided tour and the guide, Nicole was very knowledgeable, had lot of info and was able to answer my questions. I would definitely recommend going there and taking guided tour for best experience.

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Thank Milena J
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last review of this Fort I stated that I would update you. The new management, the Galt Museum, has had a few months to put together their ideas and implement them so I decided to return. Overall I was disappointed that is it now just an average museum type stop you may find in any small city and hope that... More 

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2 Thank Barry E
Dundee, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We visited this attraction as we had a few hours spare in our itinerary, but it didn't take up much time. The whole visit took us less than a half hour, and on reflection, this would be of more interest to a family with younger children. The only attraction of real interest were a pair of horses ties up on... More 

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2 Thank SeemsTVL
Lethbridge, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Fort Whoop Up was just recently taken over by the Galt Museum and Archives. They had done a tremendous job in their research, stories and displays, and it will only continue to get better as the summer goes on. This is a wonderful place to learn about the early whiskey traders and their interactions with the First Nations people. You'll... More 

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1 Thank PBarbara248
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We just happened upped the Fort after having gone to the Helen Schuler Nature Center and were SO happy we did!! Turns out we showed up on the Grand Opening Day for their summer season so they had a great Native American PowWow show with dancers and drummers and food and berry soup and all sorts of other goodies, it... More 

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Thank Erin D
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I promised an update as to the status of the Fort since the city who owns the Fort and the Fort Whoop-up Interpretive society could not find common grounds to continue. The City of Lethbridge has appointed the Galt Museum in Lethbridge to operate the Fort. I know that they have done a good job operating the Galt with their... More 

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2 Thank Barry E
Lethbridge, Canada
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The staff are extremely helpful. We had an 86 year old friend visiting. It was his favourite place. The staff answered all his questions and made us all feel very welcome.

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