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Trails of 1885

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125th Anniversary of the 1885 North West Resistance

Trails of 1885The North West Resistance took place on the prairies and parkland of western Canada in the spring of 1885. Its story is told in chapters everywhere from Winnipeg in Manitoba, to Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta.

It is a particularly unique story in Saskatchewan, however, where the Métis and First Nations each have their own stories of confrontations and battles with government forces as well as the subsequent fallout and its impact on Canadian history.

To commemorate this significant event in our history, a group called Trails of 1885 was established. To learn more about the history of the 1885 North West Resistance, click here.

Learn More About the Trail of 1885:
Events - Visit the events section of to keep up to date on how you can get involved with the commemorative events. (Event dates are subject to change.)

Tours of Trails of 1885 Attractions - includes information on 1 and 2 day canoe trips, self-guided and customized itineraries.

Trails of 1885 Travel Guide:
The Trails of 1885 Travel Guide provides historical information, an events listing, information about significant locations in the province, and more.

Use the virtual guide below as you would a paper one. You can browse, turn pages, link to websites, download, send to a friend and print. To order your copy of the Trails of 1885 Travel Guide, click here.

Trails of 1885