The Hudson’s Bay Company’s Governor George Simpson described Lower Fort Garry as “a good, solid, comfortable establishment.”

Discover the red chairs at Lower Fort Garry – they offer inspiring views of this unique and treasured place in Canada’s fur trade history.

As you admire the unparalleled view of the Red River from this height of land, it is easy to understand why the site was chosen in 1830 to protect the Company business from the regular flooding of the river. Imagine the bustle of the seasonal cycles of incoming and outgoing York boats carrying fur and trade goods to this important trade centre.

Imagine the gathering of First Nations and representatives of the Crown as they made the first of the Numbered Treaties. Commonly known as the “Stone Fort Treaty,” Treaty No. 1 set the stage for negotiations with First Nations throughout Western Canada.

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