Stewardship and management

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

On the west bank of the Red River, 30 km north of Winnipeg, Lower Fort Garry’s sturdy stone fort marks a turning point in Canada’s history with the making of Treaty No. 1, the first of the numbered treaties.

Management plan

Read about how Parks Canada is protecting Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site today and in the future.

Commercial Film and Photography

Want to film or photograph at Lower Fort Garry? Learn about Parks Canada’s fees and procedures.


Find out more about Friends of Lower Fort Garry.


Learn how to contact Lower Fort Garry by phone, email, letter and fax.

The Fort was home to the Hudson’s Bay Company and a hub for the First Nations trappers and Hudson’s Bay Company traders who helped build modern western Canada. Dating back to the 1830s, the original buildings still stand, ringed by limestone walls and faithfully restored by Parks Canada.

As prairie skies stretch endlessly overhead, crunch over the neat gravel paths cut through the lush green parkland and step into a microcosm of Canadian history. From York Boats to motorcars, follow your guides as you interact with First Nations, Hudson’s Bay Company traders and farm labourers.

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