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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. 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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  • Beautifully restored old buildings, staffed with enthusiastic and knowledgeable young people in costume and in character, explaining life in that era. Well worth a visit, don't miss it!  more »
  • Wonderful site. Currently under renovation, but was still worth the drive. The employees go out of their way to give you a 'historical experience'. Entertaining educational peaceful. Take your camera!  more »
  • Lower Fort Garry is a gem. The settlement was built on the banks of the Red River which provides for a tranquil atmosphere. Lots of knowledgeable staff dressed in period attire guide you through this ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very intriguing about our past. Love the way they display the past. A must to see and enjoy.
  • 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.
  • Great tour of the buildings with Justin- including great ghost stories. Lovely look at the days of the fur trade.
  • It will be great experience to see and experience the history. If you are living in #winnipeg you should visit this place.