Plan your visit
Certain historic buildings are closed until further notice. Learn more about these closures and your visit to Lower Fort Garry.
Lower Fort Garry is a 30-minute drive from downtown Winnipeg and just a few minutes south of Selkirk. The site is open year-round for visitors to explore the historic grounds. The Fort’s buildings are open with seasonal programming throughout the summer. Plan to spend a couple of hours at the Fort either on a self-guided tour or by taking part in one of the many special programs and events.
Facilities and services
- Visitors can see the plaque marking the making of Treaty No. 1 between the Saulteaux (Ojibwa) and Swampy Cree First Nations people and the Crown at the west gate.
- First home to Canada’s North West Mounted Police force in 1873, modern-day “Mounties” can join a drill exercise in the Fort’s grounds.
- Visitors can explore unique stone buildings dating back to 1831, including the Big House and Fur Loft.