Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

2024 school bookings at Lower Fort Garry are now full.

Requests for school tour bookings for May 20 to June 27, 2025 are now open. Fill out the online form to request your time slot today!

For programming from July 2 to Sept. 2, 2024, find out more about Programming included with admission and Paid programs.

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, Anisininew, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis.

Features

Programming included with admission

Take a stroll through the grounds, watch historical demonstrations and participate in interactive activities led by costumed interpreters.

Calendar of events

From special activities to memorable experiences, check out what’s happening at Lower Fort Garry!

Paid programs

Enhance your visit to Lower Fort Garry by taking part in one or more of our workshops.

Services and information

Activities and experiences

Things to do, calendar of events, tours, programs, red chairs, Indigenous programming area and volunteering.

Jobs

Find out about Parks Canada employment opportunities at Lower Fort Garry and learn how to apply.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, meeting and event rentals, hours of operation, Indigenous Peoples Open Doors program and fees.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, learning experiences and school programs.

Visitor safety

Visitor alerts, insect and seasonal safety, and use of drones.

Culture and history

Indigenous connections, history, York boats, artifacts and spooky stories.

Stewardship and management

Partners, film permits, photography permits, management plan, and contact.

Fees

Daily visitor fees, equipment rental, facility rental, heritage presentation special programs and more. Free admission for youth.

How to get here

Contact Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

General inquiries:
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)
Email address: manitoba@pc.gc.ca

For emergencies within the national historic site:
Phone number: 911

Hours of operation

May 21 to June 30
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Closed June 29 and 30

July 1 to Sept. 2
Daily: 10 am to 4 pm

Complete schedule

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