Over the next several years, Parks Canada will invest $2.6 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

We encourage visitors to experience the rich history and heritage of all our sites here in Manitoba; including St. Andrews Rectory, Riel House and The Forks National Historic Sites in the South, and the beautiful Prince of Wales Fort and York Factory National Historic Sites in Manitoba’s North. They are brimming with history and culture.

  • Parks Canada’s federal infrastructure investment program projects

    Historic stone wall repair
    $4.6 M
    Repair the perimeter limestone walls surrounding Lower Fort Garry to ensure the stability of this structure over a long lifecycle and to sustain meaningful visitor experience at the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.

    Rehabilitation of heritage buildings
    $3.4 M
    Project includes improving accessibility of the Big House; and improving/upgrading fire protection and electrical systems for the Big House, Fur Loft and Men’s House.

    Water and wastewater system replacement
    $5.9 M
    Replace water and wastewater system at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site (potable water - well, treatment facility and distribution system; wastewater - collection and treatment facility), where the existing system is nearing the end of its service life.

    *Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.

What to know before you visit

Throughout the summer we will continue to offer scheduled programming including costumed interpretation, guided tours and historic trades workshops , and the new campfire program.

For more information, please contact us.