Things to do
Lower Fort Garry’s solid stone walls tell stories of the foundation of modern Western Canada. Through hands-on interpretive experiences, immerse yourself in the lives and legends of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trappers, hear stories of the First Nations people, roll up your sleeves and try out the tasks of those living in the Fort and experience how Hudson’s Bay Company employees lived.
Visiting with Young Children? Explore with Club Parka!
With the Club Parka booklet kids can explore, learn and have fun! The booklets are available on site. With the Photo Missions App, kids are invited to help Parka and Chirp find and photograph specific items found at our place! Download the app for free before visiting. Once one or both activities are completed, they will receive a reward!Learn more about Parka and download other activities! Download the free Photo Missions App
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Victorian Christmas and New Year’s at Lower Fort Garry!
Visit The Big House which will be decked out for a Victorian Christmas and New Year’s celebration.
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.
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.