Step back in time to the 1870s and discover what life was like on a working fort in the lawless time of rotgut whiskey runners. Imagine the scarlet serge-clad NWMP marching on parade, hear Métis legends handed down through generations and learn traditional crafts and skills. Uncover the history of Canada’s part in the aftermath of the Battle of Little Big Horn.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.
Parks Canada’s sites nearby
Grasslands National Park
At Grasslands National Park, expanses of dinosaur fossils harken back to a time before history. Tipi rings are testament to First Nations communities, and ruins of prairie homesteads tell of settlers intent on taming the prairie.
Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site
Hear prairie songbirds sing and smell the sweet hay as you help feed the horses. Re-connect with Canada’s homestead life and bake bread with flour ground from grain harvested from the golden fields outside.
Fort Battleford National Historic Site
Step back into a turbulent time in Canada’s past, as life on the prairies changes forever for the First Nations and Métis as the newly-formed North West Mounted Police march into Fort Battleford.
Hours of operation
May 23 to June 30
Tuesday to Saturday,
from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Telephone (admin): 306-662-2645
Telephone (site office): 306-662-3590