Culture and history

Fort Walsh National Historic Site

The story of Fort Walsh is one of fascinating detail and larger-than-life characters. Jerry Potts; Sitting Bull; James Walsh; Big Bear; James Macleod; Alfred Terry; White Bird; Little Pine; Sam Steele; Spotted Eagle; Rain-in-the-Face; Gall; Nelson Miles; Chief Joseph; Lief Crozier; John A. Macdonald; George Armstrong Custer; all these and more are part of the story of Fort Walsh.


Did you know the internationally recognized image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police mounted on black horses was born at Fort Walsh? Explore where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police developed their rich traditions at their former headquarters in the Cypress Hills.

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