NOTICE - When travelling to Fort Walsh from Elkwater, Alberta, please do not use online directions as there have been some issues with incorrect directions being provided and people getting lost. If you are looking for the best way to travel between those two locations, contact the site by phone or email.

Fort Walsh National Historic Site is located 55 km southwest of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, off the Trans Canada Highway. From Highway #1, proceed into the town of Maple Creek turning west (right) at the first intersection after the railway tracks. Follow Pacific Avenue west to Highway #21. Turn south (left) and continue to the Maple Creek Union Hospital. Make a right turn at the Maple Creek Union Hospital onto Highway #271. Travel 3 km west of Maple Creek then turn left at the Fort Walsh directional sign. Continue south on the #271 highway and watch for signs leading you directly to the historic site. The #271 highway is a paved, all-weather road.

For those travelling from the south or southeast, either take Highway #13 to the junction of the #21 Highway and then proceed to Maple Creek, or travel north on the #615 grid watching for directional signs, which will lead you directly to the historic site.


Map showing how to get to the site
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