About Fort Gibraltar
Fort Gibraltar was originally a fur trade post, built in 1810 at the Forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers by the North West Company. The Fort was later destroyed by the Selkirk Colony and later rebuilt in 1817. IN 1852, the Fort was destroyed during the Red River Flood and later rebuild on the east side of the Red River in 1978.
What to Do at Fort Gibraltar?
Things to Do
A popular tourist attraction, the site serves as the venue for the largest winter festival in Western Canada- Festival du Voyageur.
Join costumed interpreters telling stories of life in the Red River valley from 1815 to 1821. How has fur trade contributed to the economic development of Manitoba? Various interactive and educational guided tours about the fur trade era are also offered to visitors. Relive the daily life of the inhabitants, visit major attractions in the Fort such as working blacksmith shop ( with a blacksmith demonstrating the tools), the trading post, and the winterer’s cabin. Also see Maison du Bourgeois, a historical replica of the Bourgeois’ residence in the 1800’s. There are costumed interpreters available to answer any questions the visitors might have.
The interpretive centre offers a variety of programs and workshops throughout summer.
The Fort can serve as a venue for various private and corporate events including weddings, receptions, conferences and more.
When to visit Fort Gibraltar?
May 13 to June 28, 2019
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Closed to the public on June 26th and 27th for a private event.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (free admission)
July 3 to August 25, 2019
Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
2-hour guided tours are offered to the visitors. Tours can be booked by calling 204-237-7692.
Time required to visit:
1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest
How much will it cost to visit Fort Gibraltar?
Adult (18+) $10.00; Youth (6-17)/Senior (65+) $6.00; Child (5 and under) Free with purchase of an adult admission; Family: $26 (Up to 2 adults and 4 youths or seniors)
How to get tickets?
At the Door
How to get to Fort Gibraltar?
866 St Joseph Street, Winnipeg, MB (corner of St. Joseph and Messager)
St. Joseph runs north off Provencher Blvd between Taché Avenue and Langevin Street.
Fort Gibraltar is located on the lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples and on the homeland of the Métis nation.
Lat: 49.8991903989 Lon: -97.1255891466
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Free Parking; Please use entrance at St-Joseph st and Jibby st.
What about amenities and accessibility?
Souvenir Kiosk is located directly at the visitor’s entrance
Boutique du voyageur is located at 233 Provencher Boulevard and opens on weekdays.
Most areas on the site are wheelchair accessible, including the permanent washrooms, the main entrance to the Fort and La Maison du Bourgeois. Ramps and elevator services are available.