Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, St. Andrews

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Jump into history when you visit Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, a structure built in 1830 as the company store, warehouse, and trader's office of Hudson's Bay Company. Today, staff at the fort dress in period clothing and play the roles of 19th century frontiersmen, civilians, and military personnel. Take a guided tour to learn about the function and history of each building, as well as the overall history of the fort, including the signing of Treaty No. 1 between the Canadian government and Native American tribes. After the tour, explore the fort on your own to get a closer look at each section. Take time to talk to each of the staff to learn their role in the running of the fort. Put Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Andrews day trip planning website .
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Great historical place with lots of young people reenacting the mid 18th century.
  • We hadn't been in 29 years, some things have not changed (yahoo) but many new things to experience that were so wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed the day. I especially liked the workers village just outside the wall. The gardens and people working there are exceptional.
  • This was such a great site to visit, my 22 year old son loved it as well.
  • Most of the buildings were manned by staff in period costume who acted out the activities of people from the fort's history. The main governor's house was closed when we visited which was unfotunate. There is a shuttle service for visitors with mobility issues but it was not well publicized or offered to people with walkers. It is a long walk from the visitors centre to the Fort. The cafeteria was quite nice with reasonable prices. You can even have events there such as weddings with a tent for receptions of up to 300 people.
  • Plan to spend some time here. Take a picnic. Hang out on the grounds. It's dog-friendly, even in the buildings. Interpretive guides adopt characters. Play along. Many would do well in improv! Highlights are the Blacksmith and the Bake House. Demos are frequent. Obviously, a superb place to take kids. In 2017, admission is free. It will still be worth it when they charge again.
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