Public programs

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site


Join our knowledgeable and engaging interpreters for a guided tour of Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site! Reserve your spot by emailing  Email address: or calling  Phone number: 204-785-6050 (or  Phone number: 204-785-6055 on weekends).


Beavers to Buicks – Daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for walk-ups, or book your tour in advance

Did you know that Lower Fort Garry was once used as a penitentiary? An asylum?

Join us on a guided tour that explores the unique and varied history and uses of Lower Fort Garry. Explore our buildings and learn about how the site has evolved to meet changing economic needs and demands. Discover it all, and take a look behind the scenes in this all-encompassing tour!

Special notes:

  • Reservation is required for groups.
  • This experience is outdoors, be prepared, weather can change at any time.
  • This guided tour has limited accessibility.

Other fun at Lower Fort Garry

Available from July 2 to September 5

Birthday parties – Have the best birthday ever at Lower Fort Garry! Pick two activities and a traditional treat.
Drive Through History – Discover the history and architecture that helped shape much of Southern Manitoba in this 90-minute experience through the Red River Valley from the comfort of your car.


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