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Fort Gibraltar

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Address: 866 St.Joseph Street | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Phone Number: 2042377692
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Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, Fort Gibraltar is an ideal venue...

Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, Fort Gibraltar is an ideal venue for hosting a variety of events: weddings, corporate meetings, private functions, group tours and more! Three rooms are available year-round, offering modern facilities in an historical setting.

In the summer, Fort Gibraltar is also a living history museum offering interactive and educational guided tours about the fur trade era. Our costumed interpreters relive the daily life of the inhabitants of the site in 1815 as you visit significant buildings in the fort such as the blacksmith shop, the winterer's cabin and the trading post. In February, the historical venue is at the heart of the largest winter festival in Western Canada, the Festival du Voyageur.

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Parked at the Forks and took a 20 minute pleasant walk here, though there is plenty of free parking available on site. Reasonable entrance fee, as you walk from area to area you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parked at the Forks and took a 20 minute pleasant walk here, though there is plenty of free parking available on site. Reasonable entrance fee, as you walk from area to area you are met by a member of staff dressed in typical period dress from that era. Each one gives a good account of their particular area. We were... More 

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Thank Wooler
FDVoyageur, Director of Sales at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, Wooler. Our interpreters are seasoned professionals. They love meeting new people and talking about the fur trade era. You're also right about the big house in the middle, the Maison du Bourgeois. It's a historical replica of the Bourgeois' residence in the 1800's. The Bourgeois was a partner in the North West Trading Company. Enjoy the... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I attended a wedding at Fort Gibraltar. It was held in the central building. We were so impressed with the facility, including the chandeliers, fireplace and strings of lights hung from the ceiling. The air conditioning on a humid July afternoon was up to the task. Overall it felt very intimate.

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Thank jbmundy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the tour about life in the 1800's in the old fortress. It's very interesting and informative. Young and old will enjoy. Easy walk from the Forks or short drive as well. Summer or winter activities

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Thank Norman B
FDVoyageur, Director of Sales at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Hi Norman, Thanks for choosing to visit Fort Gibraltar and for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We aim to provide a unique and memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited early on Canada Day with relatives from US. The various buildings were staffed with very knowledgeable and often entertaining re-enactors. The highlights were the working blacksmith shop and the gentlemen (Cooper) making casks. Each staff member spent as much time discussing their crafts and answering questions as you needed, and were very enthusiastic. The main building was closed... More 

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Thank Rob M
FDVoyageur, Director of Sales at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Hi Rob, Thank-you for visiting. We're happy to hear you and your relatives enjoyed your tour. We take great pride in our team of knowledgeable and entertaining interpreters. You are right about the main building, Maison du Bourgeois. It's used mainly for weddings and private events. Our tour covers the other 6 cabins around the fort. Thanks again for visiting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our visit to Fort Gibraltar. Definitely a must see for Winnipeggers and tourists. It was nice to have a good sense of what it was like to live in the area 200 years ago. Interpreters were very knowledgeable and fun. It was only a 5 minute drive from downtown. You can also go up on the palisade and see... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I have been to Fort Gibralter during Festival du Voyageur, and also for meetings/events - and this facility is great for both. At other times, I am not sure how much there would be to see and do, so would check before I went far out of my way.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We knew essentially nothing about Fort Gibraltar or Manitoba in 1815 and we learned much from the interpreters at this reconstructed fort. The costumed interpreters were HIGHLY knowledgeable and answered all kinds of questions (but didn't make things up - said "I don't know" if they didn't.) We are history fans so loved it and spent 3+ hours. Even non-history... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Whether you are a native Winnipegger or visiting the city for the first time, you absolutely cannot miss the experience of Festival. There are so many cool things to do and see - snow sculptures, the Sugar Shack ($3 for maple taffy that you roll on a stick - undeniably Winnipeg!) and the Snobar. If you're over 18 don't miss... More 

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FDVoyageur, Owner at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about the Festival du Voyageur. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed the snow sculptures and the cabane a sucre. From the kids playground to big musical acts there is something for everyone. We hope we see you at the 48th annual Festival du Voyageur February 17-26,... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Very good example of life in early Canada. Everything is pretty authentic, right down to the actors costumes. Really cool to see the conditions people lived in, shows how soft we are today. Bet we couldn't do that now.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This fort replicates a Northwest Company fur post of 200 years ago. Inside the stockade walls are a great hall, blacksmith shop, carpenters shop, a trading post, and housing for post residents. Reenactors play the parts of the residents and entertain and educate visitors.

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