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Fort Walsh National Historic Site

2016 Event Calendar

Mark Your Calendar!
Sat, May 21 - Opening Day
Sat, June 25- Rotgut Run
Fri, July 1 - Canada Day - Free Admission
Sat, July 9 - NEW! Wild West Family Fest
Sat, August 6 -Trades Day
Wed, September 30 - Closing Day

Special event, program or rental fees may apply.

 NEW! Wild West Family Fest

Smiling kids enjoying the fort
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Saturday, July 9 
Gun slingers, archery, live music, great food, bouncy castles, tattoos, face paint and much more!

Rotgut Run

A group of runner in red shirts are running down a trail
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Saturday, June 25,
Run or walk one of the truly picturesque and most challenging 5 km runs in Saskatchewan. Interested in the 5km walk/run? Please register at

Trades Day

A blacksmith hammers on an anvil creating a shower of sparks
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Saturday, August 6
Don’t miss this family fun-filled day of kids activities, cannon and rifle firing, wagon rides, historic trades and cultural demonstrations, Métis dance, and NWMP / RCMP drills! Food services available. 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Trades Day “Moose Caboose” Bus Shuttle Tour from Elkwater. Hop on the bus for Trades Day! Bus leaves from the visitor centre in Elkwater, Cypress Hills, AB. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Phone (403) 893-3833 for reservations and more information.

Whiskey! @ Fort Walsh

Two young men play a role in the play Whiskey at Fort Walsh
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Come to Fort Walsh and take in this hilarious 1870s story of a woman and her business partner who leave Montana for the Cypress Hills to sell illegal rotgut whiskey. This fun, interactive play appeals to all ages. Find out what happens when they learn about the arrival of the North West Mounted Police. Contact the site for more information.


Xplorers Do they like to Xplore?
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Do your kids like to Xplore? They can have FUN doing activities and collecting COOL souvenirs at Fort Walsh and other Parks Canada sites in Saskatchewan. Go to the Visitor Centre and ask to become a Parks Canada Xplorer. Free with entry.

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