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Fort Walsh National Historic Site

2015 Event Calendar

RCMP Musical Ride
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Mark Your Calendar!
Sat, May 16 - Opening Day
Wed, July 1 - Canada Day - Free Admission
Wed, July 8 - Whiskey! 2:00 PM
Sat, July 11 - Rotgut Run & Family Fun
Tue, July21 - RCMP Musical Ride
Wed, July 29 - Whiskey! 2:00 PM
Sat, August 8 -Trades Day
Wed, August 12 - Whiskey! 2:00 PM
Wed, August 26 - Whiskey! 2:00 PM
Wed, September 30 - Closing Day

Special event, program or rental fees may apply.

Rotgut Run & Family Fun!

A group of runner in red shirts are running down a trail
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Saturday, July 11, 9:30am-5:00pm
Run or walk one of the truly picturesque and most challenging 5 km runs in Saskatchewan. In addition to the 5 km Rotgut Run Challenge, Fort Walsh will be hosting a variety of games and challenges that are fun for the entire family. Interested in the 5km walk/run? Please register at

RCMP Musical Ride

RCMP Musical Ride
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Tuesday, July 21
Come to Fort Walsh and experience the Musical Ride in this historic setting where the internationally recognized image of the RCMP mounted on black horses was born. Explore where the RCMP developed their rich traditions as their former headquarters in the Cypress Hills. Information on tickets and show times are available through the website or by calling 306-774-6451.

Trades Day

A blacksmith hammers on an anvil creating a shower of sparks
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Saturday, August 8
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. See calendar for dates and times.


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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