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.

Featured things to do

Wild west trades day

Ready… aim… fun! Fort Walsh meets the wild west at this family fest of trades and tradition all wrapped up in a whole lot of fantastic family activities. Mark your calendar for August 5th at Fort Walsh.

We’ve saved you a seat

Whether it’s a place to rest after a leisurely stroll or the marker at the end of a strenuous hike to announce “I’ve Made It!”, our red chairs offer a place to slow down, to relax and to truly discover the best that Parks Canada has to offer.

Bike it – rent or bring your own

Feel the crisp air on your face as you push up the path, through the forest or over the crest of that hill. A adventure where you choose the pace to discover Fort Walsh in a whole new way.

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

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
Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone (admin): 306-662-2645
Telephone (site office): 306-662-3590
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
fort.walsh@pc.gc.ca