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, walk through the wooden gates into a living fort from the 1870s, when the North West Mounted Police brought Canadian law to the West. Hear the stories of the Cypress Hills Massacre and learn of its impact on the Nakoda people and on Canada in southwest Saskatchewan. Test your bartering skills at the trading post and find out the price of a buffalo robe. Walk in the footsteps of James Morrow Walsh and his NWMP troops, discovering how peace was brokered with Sitting Bull in the aftermath of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Take a stroll through the Cypress Hills forest past fragrant lodgepole pines and white spruce. Challenge yourself on Saskatchewan’s toughest 5K run, the Rotgut Run held in June. Follow Fort Walsh on Twitter and Facebook at #FortWalshNHS.​

    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.​​ 
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    Open May 20 to Sep 30.

    May 20 to May 22, daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 23 to Jun 24, Tue to Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jun 27 to Sep 4, daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 5 to Sep 30, Tue to Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Rates And Discounts

    Site entrance fee: $10.50 adults, $9 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

    Inclusive Travel

    • Family friendly

    Language Services

    • French

    Maps & Docs

    Contact Info

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

    Open May 20 to Sep 30.

    May 20 to May 22, daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; May 23 to Jun 24, Tue to Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Jun 27 to Sep 4, daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sep 5 to Sep 30, 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, walk through the wooden gates into a living fort from the 1870s, when the North West Mounted Police brought Canadian law to the West. Hear the stories of the Cypress Hills Massacre and learn of its impact on the Nakoda people and on Canada in southwest Saskatchewan. Test your bartering skills at the trading post and find out the price of a buffalo robe. Walk in the footsteps of James Morrow Walsh and his NWMP troops, discovering how peace was brokered with Sitting Bull in the aftermath of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Take a stroll through the Cypress Hills forest past fragrant lodgepole pines and white spruce. Challenge yourself on Saskatchewan’s toughest 5K run, the Rotgut Run held in June. Follow Fort Walsh on Twitter and Facebook at #FortWalshNHS.​

    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.​​ 

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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) |
    fort.walsh@pc.gc.ca