The Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site north of Winnipeg has opened for the summer season.
Visitors to the site may notice ongoing conservation work on many of the buildings at the Fort, but a portion of the space remains open for interpretive programming and tours, which includes the popular Blacksmith Shop and Indigenous Encampment.
Parks Canada says interpreters are ready to educate visitors with specialized tours and historical workshops. This year, a new, family-friendly evening campfire program will allow folks to taste fresh bannock cooked over an open fire, engage in traditional stories, and enjoy music and games from days of yore.
Lower Fort Garry will also celebrate Canada Day with free admission, self-guided tours and cake.
Parks Canada is celebrating families with free admission for youth aged 17 and under this season. Free admission to all will be offered on August 3 at the Fort.