Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site


Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is an iconic 19th-century fur trade-era fort poised decisively above Manitoba’s infamous Red River. The fort’s stone walls and historic buildings were established in 1830 at the eastern edge of the vast Canadian prairies.

Celebrated as an important site of firsts, Lower Fort Garry is where the first of the numbered treaties were made with the region’s First Nations groups and the Crown in 1871.

The site was also the first training centre for the North-West Mounted Police in 1873, and years later the location of Manitoba’s first prison and asylum.

Discover the site for yourself with guided tours, hands-on activities and special events!

The grounds around the Fort remain an ideal setting for tour groups, weddings, and families. Feel free to give us a call and find out what’s happening at the site — we’ll have different activities every day. Check our calendar!

Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

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