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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
+1 204-785-6050
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It was great not to busy this weekend .The kids had so much fun .They loved the black smith and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dee W
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A very vibrant part of Canadian history. A must see for anyone in this area. During summer months... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
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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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5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great not to busy this weekend .The kids had so much fun .They loved the black smith and the governors house.

Thank Dee W
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

A very vibrant part of Canadian history. A must see for anyone in this area. During summer months you can also see locals in period costume to.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Enjoyed our couple of hours here, but felt it was more for overseas visitors or children. Its vety spaced out so wear good comfy shoes. The main house was shut on our visit but we got in free as all parks are free this year...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Allow enough time to walk around leisurely. Wear comfortable shoes and I recommend a hat and sunglasses. Also, take a bottle or two of water in your carry-bag. Some people had umbrellas but I can't be bothered toting one of those around. If you can...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Brought a group of pre-teens here for a day of history and exploring. It was cool to be brought back in time to another era in the Red River Valley. All the staff at Lower Fort Garry were fantastic with keeping in their roles. The...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We went there at a time when the buildings were closed however we were able to walk around all of the buildings with a map and able to view how well they are kept up as well as how nice it would be were the...More

Thank Fastphilad
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Go back in time, way back, to the time of the fur trade. See the buildings, the furs, the boats and how early settlers to Canada lived. See a blacksmith working in his shop, see the early settlers tending their gardens, making bread or see...More

Thank shawndee
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

We have visited this well appointed site in the past and found it rich with stories and artifacts that provide a good sense of time and place. Both outside and inside the still standing limestone walls you gain a glimpse into the daily lives and...More

Thank Tara O
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

The fort itself is wonderfully preserved and restored. The (mostly) young people put on accurate reenactments of period lifestyles and (what we refer to now as) hardships. All of these staff also have a very good working knowledge of what life would have been like...More

Thank Dale H
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We had already been through all of the eastern provinces and were pretty much Forted out by the time we got to Manitoba. But I convinced my Wife we should take the kids to one last fort. And we had no regrets what so ever....More

Thank Oilerman
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Have a look at their website information with hours of operation. You can only walk through the grounds in the winter, no buildings are open.
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