Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Escape with your family and follow the footsteps of the Northwest Mounted Police who brought Canadian law to the West. Have fun experiencing life in the 1880’s and discovering how Fort Walsh presided over one of the most dramatic periods of change on the Prairies. Your kids will have fun doing activities and earning their cool Parks Canada Xplorers souvenirs!

Opening Day – May 21st

Best Outdoorsy Family Fun of the Summer at Fort Walsh National Historic Site

Jump on over to Fort Walsh with your family and immerse yourselves in the 1870s, creating new, fun memories of old days when Canadian law was being brought to the West.  Test your family`s bartering skills at Fort Walsh`s new trading post and see if you can negotiate for the supplies you need to Homestead.  Interact with costume-clad staff telling stories of the days when the Fort rang with rifle shots and canon fire. Walk the new 400m walking trail along the scenic Battle Creek and for you hikers, don`t miss the new hiking loop in the hills at Fort Walsh.

Join in the fun at this year's Rot Gut Run 2015Challenge yourself at the Rotgut Run.  As runners take to the trails through Saskatchewan`s toughest 5 km terrain, walkers can enjoy the amazing scenery.

New Walking Trails at Fort Walsh

This year enjoy a NEW event at Fort Walsh specifically designed with families in mind!  The Wild West Family Fun Fest takes place July 9th.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of the old west including gun slingers, western wagon rides and games, and some good ol’ western-style food!

Boom!! Trades Day brings the sounds of canon and rifle fire and the smell of smoke drifting across the parade ground, along with learning traditional Métis dance and much, much more.

Hear the boom at Trades Day when the cannons go off at Fort Walsh

Fort Walsh National Historic Site in the beautiful Cypress HillsMark Your Calendar – 2016 Events!

Sat, May 21       Opening Day
Sat, Jun 25        Rotgut Run
Fri, Jul 1            Canada Day – Free Admission
Sat, Jul 9           NEW! Wild West Family Fun Fest
Sat, Aug 6         Trades Day
Wed, Sep 30     Closing Day

2016 Hours of Operation:

Open 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
May 21 – June 30 Tuesday to Saturday
July 1 – September 5 Daily
September 6 – September 30 Tuesday to Saturday
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GPS Coordinates 49⁰34’27.67″N   109⁰52’26.98″W
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Fort Walsh National Historic Site in the beautiful Cypress Hills