Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

St. Andrews, MB
5925 Highway 9, Saint Andrews, MB
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Towering safely above the high-water mark of Manitoba’s infamous Red River sits Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, a place of roughhewn Tyndall stone walls and sturdy historic buildings at the eastern edge of the vast Canadian prairies.  

Lower Fort Garry is a place of firsts. Here, the first numbered treaty was signed with Treaty No. 1 First Nations. It is also the site of the first training centre for the North-West Mounted Police, Manitoba’s first prison and psychiatric facility, and the first commercial farm in Western Canada.  

This is where a young Western Canada began to take shape. History will unfold before your eyes at this restored 19th-century fort, where skilled costumed interpreters evoke the spirit of the past on this Red River Settlement. Meet the governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company within the fort’s historic stone walls, barter with the company clerk or sit under an authentic birch bark dwelling and listen to stories from Indigenous Elders.  

 With an on-site restaurant, theatre and gift shop, it’ll take you days to fully absorb this majestic site full of grand history and elaborate character. 

Notes from "Culinary Delights – Historic Places Days 2024"

Is there a fur-trade food more iconic than “Bannock”? This simple frybread was a staple for the fur traders across the country that was made from just a few simple ingredients and was easy to make, even in the most remote parts of the wilderness. Drop by and make some tasty Bannock yourself, from grinding the grain for flour to churning cream for the butter. One of the tastiest demonstrations you’ll ever attend! 


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


5925 Highway 9, Saint Andrews, MB
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Are you planning on doing some exploring this Historic Places Day? Make sure to take advantage of what Parks Canada has to offer at the following places! These “Culinary Delights” will add an extra dimension to your visit. Whether it’s simple fare like Bannock, or something more extravagant like French pastries, you’ll find something for everyone. And remember, wherever you visit, the tasty experience is always linked to the history of the site. Please note, some programming is at an additional cost to regular admission.

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