The Full Fort Walsh Experience
Here are some activities that Fort Walsh National Historic Site is offering this summer. Use this to plan your days and get the full Fort Walsh experience!
The Métis Trail
Beautiful scenery, and great photo opportunities! This tranquil trail winds along the beautiful Battle Creek. This 550 m trail is well-maintained, close to the fort, and great for a fun family walk. Stroller and wheelchair friendly.
The Backcountry Trail
This trail has a few ups and downs—geographically speaking. The 5 km Battle Creek Trail leads you to the Cypress Hills Massacre Site and has outstanding views of the Fort Walsh National Historic Site. This is a moderate hike that you can walk or ride. Bike rentals are available in the fort. Find more information here.
Trading Post Tour
This guided bus tour through the heart of the Cypress Hills runs daily in July and August from 1:30pm-2:30pm. See the original sites of Farwell and Solomon’s historic trading posts. Book your seats here.
Mid Day Stables
Every Saturday in July and August, from 11:30am-12:30pm, come to the stables to meet the horses. Pitch in to help a North-West Mounted Police officer take care of his stable duties.
Daily in July and August from 1:30pm-2:30pm, join costumed interpreters in an interactive presentation that will share colourful stories about the people who called the Cypress Hills home.
Cook Tent Flavours
From 1:30pm-2:30pm every Saturday in July and August, follow your nose to the cook tent, where interpreters will be preparing traditional foods. Learn how the food was prepared and savour a taste of the past.
Experience the Fur Trade
Visit the Métis cabins and trading post near the Métis Trail, where the whole family can try tracking wild game and test their bartering skills!
The Fort Walsh Guided Tour
Learn the dramatic history and stories of Fort Walsh through costumed interpreters. You will visit all of the buildings in the fort, learning about its creation and life in the 1870s.