Nations gather to make a historic treaty between Ojibwa, Swampy Cree and the Crown. Below on the banks of the Red River, York boats rowed by a Métis crew arrive with furs from across the continent. Walk amongst Canada’s oldest collection of stone fur trade buildings to experience life of the trappers and traders of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Lower Fort Garry as they lived in the 1850s.

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Capture your students' imaginations through one of our school programs

History takes on new meaning for students! You and your students can discover the past first-hand, through one of our Manitoba curriculum-based programs and activities. Whatever the grade level, we promise your students a unique and unforgettable experience at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site!

Discover it all, and take a look behind the scenes in this all-encompassing tour!

Trading beavers to driving Buicks; Lower Fort Garry has a rich history of firsts in Manitoba. Join us on a guided tour that explores the unique and varied history and uses of Lower Fort Garry.

Hi ho, it’s off to the Fort we go! The Hudson’s Bay Company is hiring junior labourers to help keep the Stone Fort running smoothly.

Roll up your sleeves and sign on as a labourer for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Experience a taste of life in the 1850s in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Pick heirloom vegetables alongside bonnet and britches-clad staff; learn to march with the first North West Mounted Police force.

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

Hours of operation

May 15 to June 30
Every day
9:30 am to 5 pm
(limited service on weekends)

July 1 to September 4
Every day
9:30 am to 5 pm

Complete schedule


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Tel: 204-785-6050
Tel: 204-785-6055 (weekends)
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888