Lower Fort Garry’s operating season is now over for 2022. While the grounds and Visitor Reception Centre remain open for visitors to enjoy, programming and interpretation are not currently available and the historic buildings are not accessible.

Lower Fort Garry’s solid stone walls tell stories of the foundation of modern Western Canada. Through hands-on interpretive experiences, immerse yourself in the lives and legends of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trappers, hear stories of the First Nations people, roll up your sleeves and try out the tasks of those living in the Fort and experience how Hudson’s Bay Company employees lived.


  • A close-up shot of a tipi.

    Knowledge Sharing Series

    Immerse yourself in the cultural perspectives of First Nations artists through writing, film and astronomy, among other teachings.

  • Candle making at Lower Fort Garry

    Public programs

    Enhance your visit to Lower Fort Garry by taking part in one or more of our workshops.

  • A Walk Through History

    Journey through Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and immerse yourself in its unique and varied history with our self-guided outdoor walking experience.

  • Gabeshiwin

    Visitors are invited to visit the Indigenous programming area and take a look inside the structures. See how the buffalo hide is held together; marvel at the intricate details holding the wigwams in place.

  • Volunteer

    Whether you’d like to volunteer on a one-time basis or throughout the 2022 operating season, there are a number of volunteer positions at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site this summer.

All activities

Sea birds Bird watching
Geocaching Geocaching
Museum Museum
Bicycles Cycling
Hiking Hiking
Photo Opportunity Photography
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Notice board Interpretive trail
Theatre Theatre