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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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Happy 150 Canada! Parks Canada is doing it right @LFG

After many years of declining attendance,LFG has turned a corner. Is this due to the free... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
Wonderful Day Out

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is a wonderful place to spend the better part of a day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+1 204-785-6050
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After many years of declining attendance,LFG has turned a corner. Is this due to the free admission, I do not know or care. They had plenty of costumed interpreters who were quick to engage. The site is currently undergoing some restoration work but is has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is a wonderful place to spend the better part of a day. The animators bring the site to life and the stories of the people who lived and worked at the Fort are fascinating. The buildings too are beautiful,...More

Thank htravelbug
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lower Fort Garry is a good example of what Parks Canada is all about, preserving history in a thought provoking manner while you enjoy a small taste of what life may have served you if you had been born in an earlier period. The actor/employees...More

Thank flexitdriver
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Beautifully restored old buildings, staffed with enthusiastic and knowledgeable young people in costume and in character, explaining life in that era. Well worth a visit, don't miss it!

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful site. Currently under renovation, but was still worth the drive. The employees go out of their way to give you a 'historical experience'. Entertaining educational peaceful. Take your camera!

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank GaleAS
Reviewed 31 January 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
Reviewed 15 November 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,...More

Thank rjm2
Reviewed 15 November 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...More

Thank gailm829
Reviewed 12 September 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...More

Thank Wally S
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27 February 2015|
Response from Brooklyn R |
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.