A Walk Through History

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.

Journey through Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and immerse yourself in its unique and varied history with our new outdoor walking experience. Take a stroll through the grounds, watch historical demonstrations and participate in interactive activities led by costumed interpreters.

This self-guided tour will allow you to discover heritage crafts, artifacts, skills and stories at each outdoor location. With physical distancing measures in place, try your hand at heritage crafts and skills. Watch as historic candle making, gardening, sash weaving, wood carving, and music and dance are brought to life.


Allow for 90 minutes to explore the fort grounds, learn about the history and artifacts, and experience the demonstrations.

Historic Demonstrations
Seniors' Day

Those 65 and older can join us each Monday for Seniors Day. Come take a 20-minute historical tour of Lower Fort Garry in an electric buggy. Enjoy the comfort and see what Lower Fort Garry has to offer.

Dates: Monday

Children's Day

Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

Dates: Wednesday

Historic weapons

Historic weapons demonstrations highlight several types of trade guns that would have been essential to the hunters and trappers of the fur trade. From a safe distance, listen to the crack of the blackpowder and see the plume of smoke that once rocked the area with regularity.

Dates: Daily, noon and 2 pm

Fees: The Walk Through History experience is included in the cost of admission. Contactless payment is encouraged. Visit our detailed fees list to learn about admission prices.

For additional activities at Lower Fort Garry, check out Public programs.

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