Fort Whoop-Up tells the story of the buffalo robe trade, the years leading up to and the years that followed. We will be telling the story of this region, and the people here, from the mid-1860s to the early 1890s. It is a complex story that includes the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), other First Nations, Métis, Canadians, Americans, and British. It is a story of trade and politics, good people and notorious characters, and the flow of time.
Our museum features replicas of artifacts and objects used in the time the original Fort Whoop-Up was occupied.
The museum offers guided tours with our knowledgeable interpreters, with the price of admission. Tours offer a great way to explore the history of southern Alberta, while listening to interesting stories along the way.
Admission to the fort also includes a wagon ride throughout the river valley. Led by an experienced teamster and accompanied by an interpreter, the Fort’s wagon tours take visitors on a ride through the legends of the Lethbridge river valley.