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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Blacksmith's shop


A guided tour of Lower Fort Garry is an excellent introduction to the story of this historic treasure.

Lower Fort Garry offers general tours, tours for school groups, and tours for commercial groups.

Guided Tours: Beavers to Buicks

Trading beavers to driving Buicks; Lower Fort Garry has a rich history of firsts in Manitoba.

Did you know that Lower Fort Garry was once used as a penitentiary? An asylum? Join us on a guided tour that explores the unique and varied history and uses of Lower Fort Garry. Explore our buildings and learn about how the site has evolved to meet changing economic needs and demands. Discover it all, and take a look behind the scenes in this all-encompassing tour!

Length: 90 minutes

May and June
Saturdays and Sundays
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Fee for Guided Tour: $7.30 per person (entrance fees are separate) 

July and August
7 days a week*
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
(*not available August 1) 
Fee for Guided Tour: $7.30 per person (entrance fees are separate) 

September 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and October 1, 2 *NEW
(Saturdays and Sundays)
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Fee for Guided Tour: $7.30 per person 

Group Tours

Tours are available from May 9 to September 5, 2016 for pre-booked groups.

Special rates are available for school groups and commercial tour groups.

School Groups : You and your students can discover the past first-hand, through one of our Manitoba curriculum-based programs and activities.

Commercial Groups


  • Reservations are recommended for all groups coming to the site to ensure we can accommodate your needs.
  • Reservations can be made by calling the site at 204-785-6050 or by emailing