Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada

5925 Highway 9
St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8
Phone: 204.785.6050
Toll free: 1.888.773.8888

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History unfolds before your eyes at this restored 19th-century fort where costumed staff recreate the 1850s in the Red River Valley.

2024 Hours of Operation

May 21 to June 28
Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

July 1 to Sept. 2
Daily: 10:00am to 4:00pm

*Closed June 29 and 30

Public Tours

Beavers to Buicks

Join us on a guided tour that explores the unique and varied history and uses of Lower Fort Garry. Explore our buildings and learn about how the site has evolved to meet changing economic needs and demands. Discover it all, and take a look behind the scenes in this all-encompassing tour!

Times: This tour is available daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for walk-ups, or book your tour in advance. Reserve your spot by emailing manitoba@pc.gc.ca or calling 204-785-6050

  • Reservation is required for groups.
  • This experience is outdoors, be prepared, weather can change at any time.
  • This guided tour has limited accessibility.
  • Available July and August.

Hands-on Workshops

Available July and August. It’s one thing to hear about the skills practised by the residents of Lower Fort Garry, but it’s more fun to try them out for yourself! Enhance your visit to Lower Fort Garry by taking part in some of our workshops.

  • Bake a Bannock
  • Simon Says Blacksmithing
  • Candle Making

Note: All workshops are available for pre-booking or by request during regular operating hours. On-site requests are first-come, first-served, so book in advance to secure your spot. For more information or to pre-book, email manitoba@pc.gc.ca or call 204-785-6050.

Special Days

Seniors Day

Every Monday in July and August, those 65 and older can join us each Monday for Seniors Day. Come take a 20-minute historical tour of Lower Fort Garry in an electric buggy. Enjoy the comfort and see what Lower Fort Garry has to offer.

Children's Day

Calling all kids! Every Wednesday in July and August, 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.

Visitor Information

21 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 4T7
1 855 PEG CITY (734-2489)

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