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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, St. Andrews

Categories: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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 Manitoba tour planner.
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • Lower Fort Garry is a great place for locals or visitors to experience a bit of Canadian History. There are people in character at the fort who explain the history of it as you walk around which is gr...  read more »
  • The original Hudson's Bay Company post known as Lower Fort Garry was built in 1830 on the western bank of the Red River, 20 mi (32 km) north of the original Fort Garry (known as the Upper Fort Garry),...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome place. Fun and exciting! Great personnel!
  • My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time visiting the Fort. The period actors really bring it alive! Bring the children; I highly recommend this place.
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