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  • Canada Day: Métis Friendship Celebration

    Culture and entertainment History
    Two young visitors sit on a bison hide with an interpreter playing a traditional drum.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Celebrate Canada's birthday at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site! Join us for a fun-filled day of square dancing, fiddle playing, relay races and much more! Activities from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

    *No tours are available on Canada Day, July 1

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Stories at Sunset

    Culture and entertainment History
    Costumed interpreter showing young visitors furs and other artifacts.
    Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Gather your family around the campfire at Lower Fort Garry! Taste bannock cooked over an open fire, play a drum, join in bracelet making, and engage in traditional stories—there’s something for everyone!

  • National Historic Places Day

    History
    A family of visitors enters the fort walls through the west gate walking towards the big house.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Join us on a Parka scavenger hunt to discover this national historic site.

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Ghost Tours

    Culture and entertainment History
    Visitor’s movement around the doctor’s office.
    Time: 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Do you think Lower Fort Garry is haunted? Discover for yourself on a guided Ghost Tour of the fort. On this nocturnal journey, you will learn about the site’s lesser known history as an asylum and a prison, and hear the spooky stories that linger within the old stone fort walls.

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Open Flame Brewing

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History
    Visitor’s watching one visitor make beer.
    Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Make your own authentic beer at Lower Fort Garry. Our brewmasters will guide you step-by-step using a traditional recipe—and at the end of the night, you’ll take home a growler of your very own!

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Ghost Tours

    Culture and entertainment History
    Visitor’s movement around the doctor’s office.
    Time: 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Do you think Lower Fort Garry is haunted? Discover for yourself on a guided Ghost Tour of the fort. On this nocturnal journey, you will learn about the site’s lesser known history as an asylum and a prison, and hear the spooky stories that linger within the old stone fort walls.

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Stories at Sunset

    Culture and entertainment History
    Costumed interpreter showing young visitors furs and other artifacts.
    Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Gather your family around the campfire at Lower Fort Garry! Taste bannock cooked over an open fire, play a drum, join in bracelet making, and engage in traditional stories—there’s something for everyone!

  • Treaty No.1 Commemoration

    Culture and entertainment History
    Traditional dancers dancing at Lower Fort Garry as visitors watch.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    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.

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Open Flame Brewing

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History
    Visitor’s watching one visitor make beer.
    Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Make your own authentic beer at Lower Fort Garry. Our brewmasters will guide you step-by-step using a traditional recipe—and at the end of the night, you’ll take home a growler of your very own!

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Harvest Festival

    Culture and entertainment Food and drink History
    A table with dried corn, eggs, spices and historic cups.
    Time: 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Explore the Lower Fort Garry, participate in a variety of workshops, supplementary historic activities, and learn how early settlers and local Cree and Ojibway people prepared for winter in the 19th century. The Makers Market will offer kiosks for makers, creators, tinkerers, and farmers, showcasing made by hand, original works. In addition, there will be a wide variety of food trucks on the site to provide a diverse selection of fare for everyone.

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Ghost Tours

    Culture and entertainment History
    Visitor’s movement around the doctor’s office.
    Time: 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Do you think Lower Fort Garry is haunted? Discover for yourself on a guided Ghost Tour of the fort. On this nocturnal journey, you will learn about the site’s lesser known history as an asylum and a prison, and hear the spooky stories that linger within the old stone fort walls.

  • Children’s Day

    History
    Young visitors try to pull an ox-cart.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Calling all kids! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly. Sign up for a day of ‘humble service’ to win a special prize once all the chores are complete.

  • Closed for the season

    Visitors walking towards the indigenous encampment along the gravel path.
    Time: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Location(s): Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

    As of September 3 2019, Lower Fort Garry’s Historic Grounds and Buildings will be closed to the public. The site will re-open spring 2020.