"Upper Fort Garry is a key lynchpin of Canadian history. The reality of Upper Fort Garry needs to be reaffirmed for Winnipeggers, Manitobans, and all Canadians."

John Ralston Saul, Author

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“Because of people like you, I can learn about the place where my great, great, great grandfather lived and worked. He was a very strong man. Thank you!”


6-yr old descendant of a Métis Norwester

When you arrive at the Park, a sense of history will take hold. Sculptural installations will guide you to the Governor’s Gate, helping to set the stage for the artistic interpretation of history that will greet you inside the Park.

Our Past

Indigenous peoples’ meeting place. European fur trade’s market place. Military and government bastion when the future of northwest America hung in the balance. Centre of conflict and compromise when Manitoba became Canada’s fifth province. It might seem like an ordinary city block today but key moments in the history of northern North America took place on these few acres at the Forks of the Red and Assiniboine River.

Your Park

This is the story of Manitoba.
For thousands of years, this has been a gathering place. A place of many voices, where people came together from all walks of life. It is place where ideas and resistance changed our nation for the better and where extraordinary dance, song and storytelling were always centre stage.

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Getting Around

When it comes to Canada’s transportation industry, Winnipeg is in the middle of it...

George Simpson: The Man Who Never Stood Still

Today we pay a tribute to one of the Fort’s most important people…the guy...

Park Elements:  The Main Gate

As construction of the Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park continues, we will occasionally be...

The Stand that Started It All

    This Saturday, November 2, marks a very unique anniversary in the history...

A Part of Your History. A Part of Your Community

Throughout history, Upper Fort Garry and the land that it was built on has been a...

It’s Easy Bein’ Green!

There are many reasons to get excited about the Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial...

Getting Close!

Our Park site has been a hive of activity for the entire of the summer!  The Friends of...

Happy Birthday Hotel Fort Garry!

              This year marks a very special...

Let’s Get Ready To ROCK!

Let’s talk about lime stone. Limestone is a sedimentary rock that has many uses....

Donald Smith:  A Man of Many Hats & Street Names

Once completed, the Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park will proudly stand on the parcel of...