Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, St. Andrews

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#2 of 22 in Historic Sites in Manitoba
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. Plan your visit to Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Andrews tour planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Great attraction - national park. Rrpresents the real Canadian farm ~1870, which was forpost st that time. Students dressed as settlers of that time present how settlers lived and trade with indians. ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    One of the best historic sites to visit in Canada Guided tours available Well marked walking trails There are many exhibits where many guides were dressed in 18th century period costumes doing role pl...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    July 19, 2017 - We visited our Winnipeg friends for three days on our way to Churchill to see Beluga whales. Our Winnipeg friends took us to several sights including the Lower Fort Garry National Hist...  more »
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  • May 13, 2017
    A group of us cycled to Lower Fort Gary this week. They were still closed due to a major renovation of the site. When it is done in a few weeks it looks like it will be great with many upgrades and improvements. Also their summer staff were on site and going through a native plants orientation, so I expect that the interpretive experience will also be good.
  • June 29, 2017
    Very intriguing about our past. Love the way they display the past. A must to see and enjoy.
  • February 21, 2017
    Nice historical site. A bit difficult to walk around during the winter with all of the ice, but it's really nice during the summer with the lush green grass and flowers. The museum is nice to visit. Definitely recommend going during the day when there are tours going on. It's a decent sized fort, so you have lots of ground to explore.
  • June 19, 2017
    Great tour of the buildings with Justin- including great ghost stories. Lovely look at the days of the fur trade.
  • May 31, 2017
    It will be great experience to see and experience the history. If you are living in #winnipeg you should visit this place.

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