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 is a 30-minute drive from downtown Winnipeg and just a few minutes south of Selkirk. The site is open year-round for visitors to explore the historic grounds. The Fort’s buildings are open with seasonal programming throughout the summer. Plan to spend a couple of hours at the Fort either on a self-guided tour or by taking part in one of the many special programs and events.

Getting here

It's easy to get to the Fort!

By car
Just a half-hour drive 32 km (20 miles) north from downtown Winnipeg and a few minutes south of Selkirk on Highway #9 (Main Street).

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Facilities and services

Quick facts

  • Visitors can see the plaque marking the making of Treaty No.  1 between the Saulteaux (Ojibwa) and Swampy Cree First Nations people and the Crown at the west gate.
  • First home to Canada’s North West Mounted Police force in 1873, modern-day “Mounties” can join a drill exercise in the Fort’s grounds.
  • Visitors can explore unique stone buildings dating back to 1831, including the Big House and Fur Loft.