Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

5925 Hwy. 9
Selkirk, MB R1A 4A8- Map It
Phone: (204) 785-6050
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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, 5 km (3 mi.) s. on Hwy. 9, is purportedly the oldest intact stone fur-trading post in North America. Farm produce constituted the majority of trade that went on between the locals and the Hudson's Bay Co. The 19th-century buildings have been restored and are furnished as they might have been in their early days. Costumed staff members perform tasks and reenact events that re-create the early 1850s atmosphere of the fort in its heyday. In the 1870s the site served other purposes, including as a training base for the North-West Mounted Police. The grounds contain an impressive collection of early stone buildings; an exhibit showcases the historic architectural styles. The Visitor Reception Centre offers exhibits about the fort's history. Special events are held occasionally throughout the season. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
$7.43; $6.24 (ages 65+); $3.71 (ages 6-16); $18.67 (family, two adults and five children).
Hours: Daily 9:30-5, early May-Labour Day (limited services on weekends early May-June 30). Allow 2 hours minimum.