Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
The Lower Fort Garry grounds are open for visitors to enjoy. The Visitor Centre, washrooms and all historic buildings are closed.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site will begin accepting reservations for 2024 school programs on Dec. 11.
Just north of Winnipeg, on the banks of the Red River, sits a bastion of history. From hosting the signing of the first of the Numbered Treaties to serving as a Hudson's Bay Company stronghold and much more, Lower Fort Garry has had a varied and fascinating history.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is on Treaty No. 1 territory: the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis.
Take a stroll through the grounds, watch historical demonstrations and participate in interactive activities led by costumed interpreters.
From special activities to memorable experiences, check out what’s happening at Lower Fort Garry!
You and your students can discover the past first-hand through one of our Manitoba curriculum-based programs and activities.
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How to get here, facilities and services, meeting and event rentals, hours of operation, Indigenous Peoples Open Doors program and fees.
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Daily visitor fees, equipment rental, facility rental, heritage presentation special programs and more. Free admission for youth.
Contact Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-785-6050 (tours and event rental inquiries)
Phone number: 204-785-6055 (general inquiries, Monday to Friday)
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For emergencies within the national historic site:
Phone number: 911
Hours of operation
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