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Fort Gibraltar

866 St.Joseph Street | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4, Canada
+1 204-233-9470
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An Iconic historical feature of winnipeg's evolution!!

Built two hundred and eight years ago, as a fur trading post where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
smdoctoroff
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Penang Island, Malaysia
a day back in time

reserve a tour; you will then wander about on your own and may ask questions of the blacksmith... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
missgg219
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Le Sueur, Minnesota
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Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg, Fort Gibraltar is an ideal venue for hosting a variety of events: weddings, corporate meetings, private functions, group tours and more! Historical tours and Three rooms are available year-round, offering modern facilities in an historical setting. (reservation requires) In the summer, Fort Gibraltar is also a living history museum offering interactive and educational guided tours about the fur trade era. Our costumed interpreters relive the daily life of the inhabitants of the site in 1815 as you visit significant buildings in the fort such as the blacksmith shop, the winterer's cabin and the trading post. In February, the historical venue is at the heart of the largest winter festival in Western Canada, the Festival du Voyageur.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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866 St.Joseph Street | Old St.Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built two hundred and eight years ago, as a fur trading post where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, the "fort" has been moved to this nearby Park. It is filled with very interesting displays and exhibits... and is a favourite of visitors and locals...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 15 August 2017

reserve a tour; you will then wander about on your own and may ask questions of the blacksmith trader furrier, etc.. then you may join in ax throwing spoon playing and then enjoy an amazing dinner. ask about their dinners. delicious

Thank missgg219
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

And there it was! Fort Gibraltar! A rustic style wooden fort! Small, but well kept. A Winnipeg gem for sure! We believe it is certainly worth the time and the stop to check this place out when you are in The Peg looking for something...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We went on Canada Day. We learned quite a bit from the architecture to a little game that was so interesting. It was a delightful time.

Thank Claudette K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Food was great, service also great. A neat place to go. Getting a cab to come home was a challenge had to wait almost an hour as many cab drivers did not know where it was located.

Thank GordonLanger
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

For a family this is a perfect spot to discover history of Manitoba and learn about our past. Will definitely visit again!

Thank Frederick P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to a Wedding at this venue and it was awesome! Not only was the Wedding perfect, there is so much to see and experience at this location.

Thank beechwalkers
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Go by Fort Gilbraltar during Festival du Voyeguer and you will be amazed at all the sites and sounds you will see in this Fort.

Thank TheresaWinnipeg
FDVoyageur, Public Relations Manager at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Theresa. Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed. You can also visit us in the summer from May-June.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

This park is a must visit to truly grasp the history of Manitoba. The fur traders, Metis people, French settlers .. Are represented in this park and fort Gibraltar ! Try to be here during the festival du voyageur !

Thank mddum0nt
FDVoyageur, Manager at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks for the review. We take pride in our knowledgeable interpreters and often share & discuss francophone and métis perspectives of our shared history.

Reviewed 26 February 2017

I attended this interesting site during an evening private event. It offered an interesting, educational and fun atmosphere, during which time we visited each small cabin to learn about the history of the Fort, Winnipeg, and the fur trade from knowledgable actors. The evening was...More

Thank KatieOB95
FDVoyageur, Public Relations Manager at Fort Gibraltar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Hi Katie, Glad you enjoyed the private event. We have a motivated team that organizes different ranges of private functions and can easily incorporate historical/interpretive components into the event. We're also open to the public from May to August and also during Festival du Voyageur....More

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19 August 2017|
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Response from ShanOC | Reviewed this property |
From what I know, there isn't a hotel with in several blocks of the Fort, but hotels that are relatively close, and certainly could be walked would be the Mere Hotel (very nice place!), the Humphrey Inn, the Hotel Fort Garry... More
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MargaretC1973
18 March 2017|
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Response from TheresaWinnipeg | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open only Thursday to Saturday 10 am to 6:00 pm
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Airianna S
6 March 2017|
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Response from Shawn B | Property representative |
Fort Gibraltar is open all year for catering events. The Fort is open for Summer interpretation as well: Interpretation hours of operation May 15 to June 30, 2017 Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5 to August 27... More
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