Experience life in the 1870s and discover how Fort Walsh presided over one of the most dramatic periods of change on the Prairies. Fort Walsh National Historic Site served from 1878 to 1882 as the headquarters of the North West Mounted Police, while the Cypress Hills continued to be a meeting place and crossroads for many different peoples, including First Nations, Metis, fur traders, whiskey traders, and Mounties.
Hours of operation
May 22, 2021 to May 24, 2021
Open May Long Weekend, from 10 am to 5 pm
May 25, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Contact usPhone number: (admin): 306-662-2645
Phone number: (site office): 306-662-3590
Phone number: +1 (888) 773-8888 (Toll-free)
Email address: Send an email
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