South - Fort Walsh
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    55 km SW of Maple Creek on Hwy 271. 1600 acre site in the Cypress Hills. Note: When travelling to Fort Walsh from Elkwater, AB, contact the site by phone or email for the best travel route.
    Latitude: 49.56168° N,
    Longitude: -109.8746° W
    ​At the Fort Walsh National Historic Site, 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 Cypress Hills Massacre. 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. See website for Special Events schedule. Follow Fort Walsh on twitter at @ParksCanada_SK #FtWalshNHS #timetoconnect.

    Please plan ahead and check the Parks Canada website for the most up-to-date information on hours of operation and what to expect when you arrive.​​ Note: the Cypress Hills Massacre Tour will not occur in 2021 due to Covid-19.
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    Open May 22 to Sep 25.

    May 22-25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 25 to Jun 30, Tue to Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jul 1 to Sep 6, daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 7-25, Tue to Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Rates And Discounts

    Site entrance fee: $10 adults, $8.40 seniors, youth 17 years and under free. 
    • Family rates
    • Group rates

    Certifications and Affiliations

    • Cypress Hills - Grasslands Destination Area member

    Access

    • Country / Rural

    Services

    • Bus parking
    • Estimated viewing time (hours): 3
    • Guided tour
    • Self-guided tour
    • Tourist information available
    • Tours upon request

    Amenities

    • Gift shop
    • Interpretive signage
    • Modern washroom
    • Picnic area
    • Trail brochure / Map

    Activities

    • Children's activities
    • Cycling
    • Geocaching
    • Hiking
    • Interactive workshop

    Food and Beverage

    • Concession / Fast food

    Accessibility

    • Family friendly

    Language Services

    • French

    Contact Info

    Phone(s): 306-662-2645 (Administration office) | 306-662-3590 (May to Oct) |
    pc.fort.walsh.pc@canada.ca

    Open May 22 to Sep 25.

    May 22-25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 25 to Jun 30, Tue to Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jul 1 to Sep 6, daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 7-25, Tue to Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    55 km SW of Maple Creek on Hwy 271. 1600 acre site in the Cypress Hills. Note: When travelling to Fort Walsh from Elkwater, AB, contact the site by phone or email for the best travel route.

    Latitude: 49.56168° N, Longitude: -109.8746° W

    South - Fort Walsh

    ​At the Fort Walsh National Historic Site, 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 Cypress Hills Massacre. 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. See website for Special Events schedule. Follow Fort Walsh on twitter at @ParksCanada_SK #FtWalshNHS #timetoconnect.

    Please plan ahead and check the Parks Canada website for the most up-to-date information on hours of operation and what to expect when you arrive.​​ Note: the Cypress Hills Massacre Tour will not occur in 2021 due to Covid-19.

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    Location Information

    55 km SW of Maple Creek on Hwy 271. 1600 acre site in the Cypress Hills. Note: When travelling to Fort Walsh from Elkwater, AB, contact the site by phone or email for the best travel route.

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    lat. 49.56168° N, long. -109.8746° W

    Contact Info

    Phone: 306-662-2645 (Administration office) | 306-662-3590 (May to Oct) |
    pc.fort.walsh.pc@canada.ca