With your family and friends, uncover the central but little-known role of Fort Battleford in the Conflict of 1885. Discover the stories of the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), First Nations people, settlers and Métis people in these difficult times. Learn of the arrival of the Canadian Militia and understand the confusion and fear that was prevalent in the spring of 1885. Explore five original NWMP buildings and discover the role the Mounties played in the early years of settlement.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.
Parks Canada’s sites nearby
Batoche National Historic Site
Experience life as a Métis settler in the village community of Batoche and discover the history of the last battle of the Northwest Rebellion/Resistance of 1885, scene of Louis Riel’s last stand.
Prince Albert National Park
Prince Albert National Park offers accessible wilderness and extensive outdoor recreation in central Saskatchewan. Hike boreal forests, canoe pristine lakes and see free-range bison, with the town of Waskesiu as a convenient base.
Elk Island National Park
Experience first-hand the story of the bison and how it was saved from near extinction at Elk Island National Park, where an active conservation program replenishes herds around the world.