Fort Garry was a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers in what is currently downtown Winnipeg. Fort Garry was established in 1822 and was named after Nicolas Garry, who was the deputy governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the fort served as the center of the fur trade within the Red River Colony.

Today, Fort Garry is a designated National Historic Site, between May and September, costumed actors recreate life at Fort Garry in the early 1850s. Visitors can enjoy a trip back in time while touring the original buildings, and participate in hands-on activities.

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