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Fort Walsh National Historic Site

2017 Event Calendar

Mark Your Calendar!
May 20 - Opening Day 
July 1 - Canada Day
July 15 - Rotgut Run
August 5 - Wild West Trades Day
September 30 - Closing Day

Special event, program or rental fees may apply.


Rotgut Run


A group of runner in red shirts are running down a trail
© Parks Canada

Saturday July 15, 2017
When the canon fires, get on your marks, get set, go! Race through the rolling terrain of the Cypress Hills in this unique part of the prairies with the highest elevation between the Rockies and Newfoundland & Labrador. Rotgut Runners can challenge themselves to the “toughest 5 K in Saskatchewan” while walkers enjoy a glorious stroll along sweet-smelling fescue prairie land past soaring lodge pole pines and white spruce, spotting deer, moose and elk along the way.


Wild West Trades Day


A blacksmith hammers on an anvil creating a shower of sparks
© Parks Canada

Saturday August 05, 2017  
Looking for a great family fun day in the Cypress Hills? Travel back to a time when the sound of the blacksmith’s hammer on the anvil and lick of flame on metal were as common as the ring of a cellphone. Watch your teens, tweens and tots discover a more traditional way of life. Try your hand at archery, then enjoy some live music and great food. There is also plenty of activities for the kids, such as getting air-brush tattoos, face painting, bouncy castles and more!