Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada
5925 Highway 9
St. Andrews, MB R1A 4A8
Toll free: 1-888-773-8888
Towering safely above the high-water mark of Manitoba’s infamous Red River sits Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, a place of roughhewn stone walls and sturdy historic buildings at the eastern edge of the vast Canadian prairies. Evoke the spirit of the past with the help of skilled costumed interpreters.
This is the place where a young Western Canada began to take shape. Explore this place of firsts. Here, the first numbered treaty was made between the Saulteaux, Swampy Cree and the Crown. It is also the site of the first training centre for the North-West Mounted Police, Manitoba’s first prison and insane asylum, and the first commercial farm in Western Canada.
Group tour programs are flexible and able to accommodate special interests and busy schedules. Book a private guided tour or explore on your own. There are “Behind-the- Scenes” tours, and a variety of interactive programs for pre-booked groups of all sizes and ages.
The fort offers free motorcoach parking and complimentary admission for a tour escort and driver, as well as a restaurant, gift shop, year-round programming, facility rentals and English and French language services.