Just for kids

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

There are plenty of fun ways for your child to experience history at Lower Fort Garry. Check out our programming and activities that are just for kids!

Children's Day
Two children carry fur bales at Lower Fort Garry.

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.

Head out to the garden with the interpretive team of workers dressed in authentic bonnets and britches and pick heirloom vegetables for supper. Shoulder a wooden ‘rifle’ and take part in a North West Mounted Police drill, crunching across the neat gravel paths... two, three, four! Down by the woods the Ojibway First Nations are making camp, join them to learn the secrets of building a tipi. And finally, climb the creaky wooden stairs of the Furloft to pack a fur bale and train to become a tripman.

Please note adults must accompany children.

Contact us for details.

Lower Fort Garry Xplorers
A woman in a historic costume helps a group of children assemble a tipi at Lower Fort Garry.

Interested in working for the Hudson’s Bay Company? Pick up an Xplorers booklet at the Visitor Centre to receive your contract and set of fun and exciting tasks for the day.

The Xplorers program (designed for children 6 to 11 years old) is packed full of exciting activities, fun facts and interesting ways to discover Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site. Once the activities are completed, participants earn a certificate and a souvenir.

Parks Canada’s Xplorers booklet will help your child get the most out of their visit, provide your family with a great experience, and give you the inside track on this amazing site.

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is one of 90+ Parks Canada sites offering this program.

Contact us for details.

Availability: July and August

Club Parka 
Parka © Parks Canada

Parka is eagerly waiting to introduce you to the wonders of Lower Fort Garry! Are you ready to explore, discover, and learn? Join this busy little beaver and complete some fun activities!

Parka is the proud founder of Club Parka, a series of activities which encourage your child to explore, discover, learn and have fun!

Recommended for children ages 2 to 5.

A Lower Fort Garry birthday
A girl takes a bite of ice cream at Lower Fort Garry.

With loads of hands-on historic activities suited to all ages, Lower Fort Garry is the perfect place to hold an unforgettable birthday party for your child! Let us sweep you and your invited guests back in time with our fully-customizable birthday party offer that promises to engage, entertain and educate. Choose from eight historic-themed activities including North-West Mounted Police training drills, Victorian-era etiquette lessons, and fur-trade-inspired fun and games.

Check out the fun activities at Lower Fort Garry that make it the perfect place to host your next birthday party.

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