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.

Featured things to do

Fort fest

Celebrate Canada Day at Fort Battleford! Festive family fun followed by supper, the fort field dance and an amazing fireworks finale! Join us!

Dare the scare

The Halloween Haunted Fort is back! Feel your senses come alive as you hunt all new scares in the five original buildings of the fort- one night only!

Ghost walks

Do you believe in ghosts? Follow the lantern light through the night and listen closely. You never know who, or what will join you…

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

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.

Hours of operation

May 22 to June 25
Monday to Friday,
from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Complete schedule

Fees

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

Contact us

Telephone: 306-937-2621
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
battleford.info@pc.gc.ca