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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Canada Day Celebrations at Lower Fort Garry © Parks Canada

2015 Events

May | July | August | October

For more information, call 204-785-6050 or email


May 11: Opening Day
Costumed interpreters return for the season and bring life and excitement to the fort.


July 1: Canada Day
FREE ADMISSION, kids crafts, entertainment, face painting, and cake!

July 11: Lower Fort Garry joins the Selkirk Parade

July 18: Parks Day

July 26: We'll meet again: Parks Canada remembers the World Wars
Join Parks Canada in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War.

Prepare to be amazed by dancing, drumming and colourful pageantry. Prepare to be amazed by dancing, drumming and colourful pageantry!
© Parks Canada


August 3: Treaty One Commemoration

FREE ADMISSION courtesy of the Treaty One First Nations.

Explore the history surrounding the making of Treaty No. 1. In 1871, representatives of the Crown, Anishinaabe, and Muskegon Cree peoples made a commitment to each other with the first of the numbered treaties in western Canada.

Join us to commemorate the making of Treaty No. 1 at Lower Fort Garry with learning and cultural activities throughout the day. Prepare to be amazed by dancing, drumming and colourful pageantry.

  • Explore authentic indigenous craft displays with original artwork, carvings and beadwork.
  • Get a free airbrush tattoo of the Treaty No. 1 treaty medal and take in the interpretive programming at the Fort.

10 a.m.
Big House  
Traditional Pipe Ceremony
With Elder Peter Atkinson

11 a.m.
Visitor Centre Theatre
Treaty Discussion
Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba Panel: Dennis White Bird, Florence Paynter, Peter Atkinson and Darren Courchene

1-5 p.m.
Grounds south of the Visitor Centre
Commemorative Pow Wow
Grand Entry with the Treaty One First Nations Chiefs and Dignitaries.

Drum Groups: Walking Wolf, Red Sons, Two Feathers and Red Wind

Master of Ceremonies: Co-Co Ray Stevenson
Arena Director: Wilfred Abigosis

This event is being held in collaboration with Treaty One First Nations, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, Interlake Tourism Association, Red River North Tourism.

August 22
Join the Friends of Lower Fort Garry in their 30th anniversary celebration!

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Halloween at Lower Fort Garry

October 18, 24, 25: Lower Fort Scary *
Ghost hunting kids will find silly scares galore on an afternoon’s trick or treat adventure. Win a goodie bag of treats with each Boo Pass. Fun face painting and Halloween cookies for everyone!

October 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30: Fright at the Fort: Prison Break *
The Lower Fort Garry penitentiary has been overrun and the most heinous inmates are on the loose.
* Special fees in effect