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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, St. Andrews
(4.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We visit the Fort quite regularly with visitors and our grandkids and are always happy with the experience. The summer months are especially great because there are host characters in costume to inter...  more »
  • We had been there years ago and found this historical site interesting, hence, we took company from New York State there in June, 2016. It was a little disappointing, compared to previous years. We we...  more »
  • Live in the area but we are always so busy road tripping elsewhere that we finally made a family trip to Lower Fort Garry. The kids had an absolute blast dressing up as Mounties and learning from all ...  more »
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  • A beautiful large stone fort with well-informed actors in each building who stay in character the whole time and provide an excellent background of early pioneer life on the prairies. It's a lot of fun and great learning experience for local history buffs. A must see for all tourists and foreigners, especially families. Best to go during the summer months. Plan for about 2 to 3 hours to walk through it all. Bring a camera for really nice photos. There is also a small interpretive center and restaurant nearby.
  • Good exhibits and staff. Went around halloween which was a special treat. Well preserved piece of history.
  • Always a pleasure to visit. The new (to me) reception area is beautifully designed and laid-out, and the interpretive staff are always happy to share their stories. A terrific day out with or without children.
  • Great place for children and adults, great tours and the Halloween events are awesome.
  • the female blacksmith made our day, then the skies opened and we got back to our vehicle in a rainstorm soaking wet. but the adventure was fun.