The Cypress Hills Destination Area is rich with cultural and natural history. Enjoy a tour with guides who are both professional and knowledgeable.
Fort Walsh National Historic Site
West Block, Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan
Guided group tours are available by pre-arrangement, as well as regularly scheduled tours that take place throughout the day. Tours of Fort Walsh create an experience of what life was like in the 1880’s for the North West Mounted Police. Interpreters dressed in period costume will relate the reasons and events of the coming of the North West Mounted Police and the taming of the western Canadian frontier. You might be lucky enough to witness the firing of the nine pound field rifle built in 1875 or see a Victorian era rifle drill.
As you are guided through the fort’s historic buildings you will feel like you have stepped back in time.
Learn about the men who forged the law and order for the Canadian West, the outlaws, the whiskey traders and the first nations people that make our Canada such a diverse and dynamic country.
It all happened in the Cypress Hills:
– A bloody battle, the Cypress Hills Massacre, acts as a catalyst in bringing the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) out West… – “Fort Walsh would quickly become the most important, largest and most heavily armed fort the North West Mounted Police garrisoned during their early years in the West.” – Fort Walsh NHSC website