Experience life in the 1870s and discover how Fort Walsh presided over one of the most dramatic periods of change on the Prairies. Fort Walsh National Historic Site served from 1878 to 1882 as the headquarters of the North West Mounted Police, while the Cypress Hills continued to be a meeting place and crossroads for many different peoples, including First Nations, Metis, fur traders, whiskey traders, and Mounties.

Fire Ban in Effect

A fire ban has been issued for Fort Walsh National Historic Site due to elevated fire danger.

Lighting or maintaining fires is strictly prohibited. The fire ban will be lifted as soon as conditions permit.

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Hours of operation

September 6 to September 24, 2022
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Complete schedule


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Phone number: (admin): 306-662-2645
Phone number: (site office): 306-662-3590
Phone number: +1 (888) 773-8888 (Toll-free)
Email address: Send an email

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