Fort Gibraltar


Where YOUR history comes to life.

Originally built at the forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in 1810, Fort Gibraltar was a North West Company fur trade post that played an impressive role in the development of the Red River Settlement and the legendary conflict between the two fur trading empires: North West and Hudson's Bay companies.  Today's Fort, rebuilt in 1978, resides on the east side of the Red River where visitors can enjoy its natural beauty and historical ambiance just a canoe ride away from the city's downtown.

During the summer months, colorful characters come to life living to the beat of 1815.  See sparks fly as the Blacksmith works on his latest project. Hear voyageurs singing in the distance. Challenge Voyageurs to a friendly competition.  You might even be lucky enough to taste one of their many meals cooked over the fire. There is truly something to awaken all your senses. 

 

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