Step back in time to the 1870s and discover what life was like on a working fort in the lawless time of rotgut whiskey runners. Imagine the scarlet serge-clad North West Mounted Police (the forerunners of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) marching on parade, hear Métis legends handed down through generations and learn traditional crafts and skills. Uncover the history of Canada’s part in the aftermath of the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Test your bartering skills at the trading post and find out the price of a buffalo robe. Discover this living 1870s fort and how Canadian law was brought to the West. Be part of a court room trial, but mind you don't wind up in the witness stand!
Wild West Trades Day - Saturday, August 5, 2017.
Your August long weekend won’t be complete without taking in these wild west activities including the Red Ryder bb gun challenge, dynamic trades, historic weapons, unique local crafts, and a whole lot of family fun wrapped up at Fort Walsh in the heart of the Cypress Hills.
NEW! Bike Rentals - Rent a bike or bring your own. Whether you prefer an easy, creekside trail in the forest or more of a challenge, bike the scenic hills and explore Fort Walsh from a whole new perspective.
Hiking - Discover the 400m walking metis trail through the Cypress Hills forest along the beautiful Battle Creek or if you’re looking for a little more challenge, check out the must-do hiking route in the hills.
Geocaching - Go on a geocaching adventure! Soak up the scenery and learn about the importance of Fort Walsh as you hunt for hidden geocaches.