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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
+1 204-785-6050
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Reenact ors Make This Very Interesting

Interesting and informative about the early history of Canada through the 20th century. College... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Robert C
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Great time for entire family!

Recently came here with my husband and 2 children (8 and 5). I had not been here since i was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jenncornelsen
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Rosenort, Canada
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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of CanadaHistory will unfold before your eyes at this restored 19th century fort where costumed staff recreate the 1850s in the Red River Valley. Come and meet the Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company as he strolls through his garden, barter with the company clerk, sit in a tipi and listen to the whispers of ancient legends, and touch the coarse fur of a bison hide at the oldest stone fur trading post in North America – or, if you prefer, scour the fort for clues in a family scavenger hunt. There is something here for the whole family.Living-history programs run mid-May – Labour Day, 9:00 – 5:00 daily. Daily guided tours in English and French and motorized access for mobility challenged visitors available. Regularly scheduled tours are offered in September. Don’t forget to ask us about our Halloween and Christmas programs. The site is open to groups year-round for tours, weddings or meetings by pre-booking.
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5925 Hwy 9, St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 4A8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting and informative about the early history of Canada through the 20th century. College students dressed in historical clothes interpret and make this a very interesting place to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently came here with my husband and 2 children (8 and 5). I had not been here since i was a child and was unsure what to expect. We all had a great time and all left feeling like we learned something, which is exactly...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

took 20 youth, interpreters for each group, very knowledgeable and answered questions geared to youths age

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Staff are very friendly, the restaurant doesn't really have too much on their menu, but the home made soup was very tastey. Would love to see home made buns and other choices for salads instead of just caeser salad. Our waitress was excellent. Their is...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

It was great not to busy this weekend .The kids had so much fun .They loved the black smith and the governors house.

Thank Dee W
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

A very vibrant part of Canadian history. A must see for anyone in this area. During summer months you can also see locals in period costume to.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Enjoyed our couple of hours here, but felt it was more for overseas visitors or children. Its vety spaced out so wear good comfy shoes. The main house was shut on our visit but we got in free as all parks are free this year...More

Thank alplan
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Allow enough time to walk around leisurely. Wear comfortable shoes and I recommend a hat and sunglasses. Also, take a bottle or two of water in your carry-bag. Some people had umbrellas but I can't be bothered toting one of those around. If you can...More

Thank MKS2010
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Brought a group of pre-teens here for a day of history and exploring. It was cool to be brought back in time to another era in the Red River Valley. All the staff at Lower Fort Garry were fantastic with keeping in their roles. The...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

We went there at a time when the buildings were closed however we were able to walk around all of the buildings with a map and able to view how well they are kept up as well as how nice it would be were the...More

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Glenys575
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Have a look at their website information with hours of operation. You can only walk through the grounds in the winter, no buildings are open.
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