What to know before you visit

Over the next several years, Parks Canada will invest $3 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting Fort Walsh National Historic Site, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Following is a list of current infrastructure projects at Fort Walsh National Historic Site.

Infrastructure projects at Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Project name: Fort Walsh National Historic Site - Visitor Centre Exhibit and Building Rehabilitation
Estimated total: $2.5M
Project description: To enhance the sustainability of the structure by replacing the wooden siding and addressing deficiencies in the building skirting and washroom areas. Improvements to address visitor flow and experience will also be completed.

Project name: Fort Walsh National Historic Site - Access Road and Parking Rehabilitation
Estimated total: $1.5M
Project description: Redesign and rehabilitate the road and parking lot damage which has occurred from annual spring run-off.

Project name: Echoes of the Broken Hills - Fort Walsh Film
Estimated total: $222K
Project description: To develop a film, titled Echoes of the Broken Hills, to provide context of the Cypress Hills Massacre and how it led to the establishment of Fort Walsh National Historic Site.

Project name: Fort Walsh National Historic Site Visitor Center Exhibits
Estimated total: $465K
Project description: To fund the development, fabrication and installation of new exhibits to tell the story of Fort Walsh NHS and the Aboriginal history associated with the Cypress Hills area.

Project name: Fort Walsh National Historic Site- Maintenance Building Rehabilitation
Estimated total: $286K
Project description: To rehabilitate components of the Fort Walsh NHS maintenance building in order to bring the building to new standards and codes.

Project name: Fort Walsh National Historic Site - Historic Building Roof
Estimated total: $500K
Project description: This project will replace cedar shingles on three historic buildings and one bastion and install steel structure for additional stabilization.

Project name: Fort Walsh National Historic Site - Boundary Fence Rehabilitation
Estimated total: $396K
Project description: Rehabilitation of fence lines at three national heritage sites to prevent livestock and public access to site.

For more information, please contact us.

*Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.