Information

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Box 278
Maple Creek, SK  S0N 1N0
Fort Walsh Location: 55 km SW of Maple Creek on Hwy 271. 1600 acre site in the Cypress Hills.
Food Service / Restaurant
Limited Wheelchair Access
Major Credit Card(s)
Modern Washrooms
FREE ENTRY to Fort Walsh National Historic Site in 2017! In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, entrance to all places managed by Parks Canada will be free throughout 2017. Get your free Discovery Pass by visiting Fort Walsh or by ordering it online. This free pass covers entry into Parks Canada locations; regular fees apply for special events and programming.

Step back in time to the 1870s and discover life at a working fort in the spectacular Cypress Hills during the lawless time of rotgut whiskey runners. Imagine the scarlet serge-clad North West Mounted Police (NWMP) marching across the prairies, hear Metis legends handed down through generations, learn traditional crafts and skills and uncover the history of Canada's part in the aftermath of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Test your bartering skills at the new trading post and Metis cabins, walk the new interpretive walking trail or hike the new backcountry route. Find the Parks Canada Red Chairs. Don't miss the Xplorers Program for Kids and special events including Canada Day 1-July and Wild West Family Fest/Trades Day 5-August. Bike rentals. Follow Fort Walsh on Twitter at @ParksCanada_SK #FtWalshNHS #timetoconnect.

Open May long weekend to Sep 30.

Nearby Attractions

Cypress Hills Destination Area, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Grotto Gardens, Historic Reesor Ranch, Treeosix Adventure Parks - Cypress Hills.

Rates & Hours of Operation

  • Debit card accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Family rates
  • Rate details : $9.80 adults, $8.30 seniors, $4.90 youth, children under 6 years free, $22 family. School groups $4/person. One week notice required for groups. Rates subject to change.
  • Hours of operation : 20-May to 30-Jun, Tue to Sat 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 1-Jul to 4-Sep, daily 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; 5-Sep to 30-Sep, Tue to Sat 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact office or visit website for more information.

On-Site Amenities & Services

  • Limited wheelchair access
  • Tourist information
  • Gift shop
  • Food service
  • Picnic area
  • Modern washroom
  • Service in French

Recreational Features

  • Geocaching

Tour Information

  • Self-guided tour
  • Trail brochure/Map
  • Guided tour
  • Tours upon request

Attraction Features

  • RCMP/NWMP
  • Birding/Wildlife viewing
  • Natural History/Natural Sciences
  • Settlement history
  • Military history
  • Museum
  • National Historic Site
  • Visitor Reception Centre
  • Unique natural feature

Group Tour Information

  • Group tour services
  • Student group services
  • Group rates
  • Bus parking
  • Guide services
  • Estimated viewing time (hours) : 3
  • Advance Notice Requirements / Additional Group Tour Information : One week notice is required for groups.

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Museums Association of Saskatchewan member
  • Canadian Museum Association member