Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site


This year, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site gets an overhaul. This local destination has long been a treasured place where visitors can reconnect with some of Canada’s distinct history, however in summer 2018, some much-needed renovations will keep our fine collection of historic buildings temporarily closed to the public. We’ll still have costumed characters working in other areas of our site – with particular focus on our important Indigenous history. We are proud that Lower Fort Garry is where the first of the numbered treaties in Canada was established between local First Nations and the Crown in 1871. The Fort later became the training grounds for the North-West Mounted Police and was used as Manitoba’s first prison and insane asylum. 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 at: pc.gc.ca/fortgarry. We’ll be back in summer 2019, better than ever.

Location/Directions: 5925 Hwy 9

GPS Coordinates: GPS-N50 06.770 W096 55.974