COVID-19 and your visit to Lower Fort Garry
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Lower Fort Garry
- Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is partially open to the public, however most buildings including the visitor centre and historic buildings remain closed to the public.
- As the gradual re-opening of Parks Canada sites continues, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site will be offering two new visitor experiences; “A Walk Through History”, an outdoor walking experience and a guided driving tour. These experiences will meet all local health guidelines in regards to COVID-19.
What’s open (updated July 13, 2020)
- The parking lot;
- The Lower Fort Garry grounds;
- The gates to the fort will be open, however most interior buildings will be closed;
- Washroom facilities will be available at the Visitor Centre and the south-east bastion of the fort. Washrooms are open from Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Washrooms are cleaned twice a day;
- No more than two people, or two small groups of people (e.g. adults with children), allowed in the washrooms at a time;
What’s closed (updated July 13, 2020)
- All facilities at Lower Fort Garry are closed until further notice.
- This includes the visitor centre and all historic buildings.
- Water fountains are closed; please bring your own water.
- Buggy service: All transportation into the site is suspended. Visitors must be prepared to explore the site on foot or with their own mobility aids.
Your safety when visiting
- For your safety, please follow all posted physical distancing signage on-site;
- Hand sanitizer stations will be available on-site.
- Routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces are implemented. There will be thorough cleanings of the facilities twice daily.
- Visitors who are sick, have been in contact with someone ill, or have been outside the province in the last 14 days are asked to stay home. Please obey all local COVID-19 health directives.
- Picnic tables and outdoor areas are not being regularly sanitized.
- We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Lower Fort Garry. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.