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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

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Address: 5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of CanadaHistory will unfold before...

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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Lower Fort Garry is a gem. The settlement was built on the banks of the Red River which provides for a tranquil atmosphere. Lots of knowledgeable staff dressed in period attire... read more

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Lower Fort Garry is a gem. The settlement was built on the banks of the Red River which provides for a tranquil atmosphere. Lots of knowledgeable staff dressed in period attire guide you through this well maintained site. Great history. Don't miss it.

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Selkirk, Canada
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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Step back in time to experience how the settlers lived. In character at each building in the fort, guides explain history of settlement. Good for family visit.

Thank meganmk13
St-Pierre-Jolys, Canada
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Went on a hot and sunny Manitoba summer day. Love the fort - it's always a pleasure to visit! Our future daughter-in-law, a history student, absolutely loved it. Couldn't see everything, sadly, due to some extensive renovation/restoration work. But what we did see was excellent, as always. Blacksmith shop, farm, campsite - it's all great. Stayed for a picnic lunch... More 

Thank rjm2
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

Being enveloped in the Fur Trade of the 1800's you have the opportunity to experience this Old Stone Fort as it once was. Lower Fort Garry NHS is one of the older stone buildings of the Fur Trade still standing in Canada and here you will see, smell, hear the daily life of settlers to the west following the fur... More 

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We visit the Fort quite regularly with visitors and our grandkids and are always happy with the experience. The summer months are especially great because there are host characters in costume to interact with. You might get a chance to sample bannock fresh from the oven or potatoes fresh from the pan as we did in August of this year.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

We had been there years ago and found this historical site interesting, hence, we took company from New York State there in June, 2016. It was a little disappointing, compared to previous years. We were not allowed in the main house, there was construction here & there and there is no longer a film to give the history of Winnipeg,... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Live in the area but we are always so busy road tripping elsewhere that we finally made a family trip to Lower Fort Garry. The kids had an absolute blast dressing up as Mounties and learning from all the dressed up workers. We learnt how people baked, lived, shopped, worked back then and it honestly felt like we had stepped... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Lower Fort Garry is a great place for locals or visitors to experience a bit of Canadian History. There are people in character at the fort who explain the history of it as you walk around which is great. It is definitely a place to visit if you have never been. I recommend it to anyone visiting the Winnipeg area... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2016

The original Hudson's Bay Company post known as Lower Fort Garry was built in 1830 on the western bank of the Red River, 20 mi (32 km) north of the original Fort Garry (known as the Upper Fort Garry), in Winnipeg. Like many locations near the Red River, in 1826, Upper Fort Garry was destroyed in a flood, one of... More 

Thank Bill Z
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

Its a trading fort not a military fort. It was a fascinating tour. The guides are dressed and act as if its 200 years ago and make the experience of visiting so much more. I enjoyed it all - except I did not like all the animal pelts in the second floor of the storage building. Whilst I accept the... More 

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