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Address: 866 St James St | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-237-7692
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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! Historical tours and Three rooms are available year-round, offering modern facilities in an historical setting. (reservation requires) 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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Perfect Wedding

My partner and I had our wedding here in November, and it was a delightful experience. The manager, Angie, was clear and organized during the process of planning our wedding, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I had our wedding here in November, and it was a delightful experience. The manager, Angie, was clear and organized during the process of planning our wedding, and all my questions were answered. Connie helped us out with some decorations-- candles on the mantle and in the fireplace, and cafe lighting on every second beam were perfect... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I love touring old forts. We went to Fort Gibraltar as part of a tour package in conjunction with a conference I attended in Winnipeg. At the Fort we were given a history lesson by one of the workers who, by the way, were all dressed in period costume while we participated in a beer and food tasting event. He... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The reconstructed buildings are picture-worthy, a reimagining of life in Winnipeg in the 1800s. The place is conveniently located across the river from downtown Winnipeg, in a vibrant neighborhood full of beautiful houses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

What a great visit. Thanks to the wonderful interpreters who really knew their facts. The blacksmith was a highlight as was the garden harvest. They even offered us some of the vegetables to take home.

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

Thanks for your review. Our interpreters worked very hard in the garden all summer and are having a really good harvest this year. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Winnipeg and safe travels back home! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

If you like history and want to learn about the fur trade these people do it very well. Even though this is a replica you still get the idea. The staff were excellent and took you back into time. Kids loved it as well as us adults. Wish they had a small gift shop to buy some mementos. Worth the... More 

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

Hi Patricia, Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour. We take pride in our excellent team of knowledgeable interpreters. There is a small gift shop near the entrance where you pay for the tour. It looks like you may have missed it. Thank-you. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

this is put on by a group of young adults with information about the North West trading company. We found it very enjoyable

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

go back in time ,share the living experience of then early Winnipeg settlers...all there for the learning ,take the kids ,great experience with horse sleigh riding and more ..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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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 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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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 

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