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Visit historical Lower Fort Garry. Relive the drama of the 19th century fur trade era at this National Historic Site of Canada. Lower Fort Garry is the oldest stone fur trade centre still intact in North America. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the theatre in the visitor’s centre for a welcome speech and film. Following the film you will be taken on a guided interpretive walk outside, through several of the resorted fort buildings such as the Big House, home to the Associate Governor of Rupert’s Land and the Hudson’s Bay Company, fur loft building where pelts of fox, wolf, beaver, raccoon and other animals are stored. Other highlights include the men’s house, guest cottage, blacksmith’s shop, farm manager’s cottage and native encampment.
Upon completion of the Lower Fort Garry tour, board the bus and begin your drive down the Red River Road Heritage Parkway. You stop briefly at Lockport with its historic St. Andrews Lock and Dam, pass by Captain Kennedy House Museum (built in 1866 by Captain William Kennedy, an explorer, entrepreneur and trader), St. Andrews-on-the-Red Anglican Church (the oldest stone church in Western Canada) and the St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Park.