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 will open for the 2024 season on May 21.

Requests for school tour bookings for May 21 to June 28, 2024 are now open. Fill out the online form to request your time slot today!

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.


A Walk Through History

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!

School programs

You and your students can discover the past first-hand through one of our Manitoba curriculum-based programs and activities.

Services and information

Activities and experiences

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


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.


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

Complete schedule

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