Tourism Saskatchewan
Latitude: 49.56168° N, Longitude: -109.8746° W
South - 55 km SW of Maple Creek on Hwy 271. 1600 acre site in the Cypress Hills.
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​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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Check the website regularly for season opening dates and hours of operation for the 2021 season. 

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Cypress Hills 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

Saskatchewan Provincial Park Info

​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.

Location Info

55 km SW of Maple Creek on Hwy 271. 1600 acre site in the Cypress Hills.

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lat. 49.56168° N, long. -109.8746° W




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