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Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Fort Walsh: Your Cypress Hills Adventure Starts Here!

Experience this living 1870s fort and discover how Canadian law was brought to the West. Be part of a court room trial and experience life over 100 years ago with guides in period costume. Step back in time with daily activities at the new Métis cabin and trading post located next to the fort and indulge in tasty treats at the food tent. On site eating facility available with a menu to accommodate all.

Top 5 MUST-do Awesome Adventures!

Trading Post and Métis cabin activities
Want to know what buffalo robes were worth in the 1870s? Come and test your bartering skills during trade activities at Fort Walsh’s new trading post.

Walking Trail
Discover the new 400m walking trail through the Cypress Hills forest along the beautiful Battle Creek.

Picnic
Pack up the family and your picnic basket and enjoy lunch at our picnic area. Cook stove and fire wood available.

Hiking
Love to hike? Don’t miss the new Cypress Hills must-do hiking loop at Fort Walsh.

Relax & Refresh
After your adventure... Grab a drink or snacks from our visitor centre concession and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the Cypress Hills from the comfort of our patio.