COVID-19 and your visit to Lower Fort Garry
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Lower Fort Garry
- If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, headache, or any of the symptoms listed in the screening tool, we ask that you refrain from coming to the site, self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
- For more information on current COVID-19 public health orders, please visit the Government of Manitoba’s website.
- Before taking a trip to Lower Fort Garry, be sure to complete a Covid-19 screening assessment.
- Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is partially open to the public, however most buildings including historic buildings remain closed to the public.
- For information regarding on-site programming, please visit the Things to do page. All on-site experiences meet public health guidelines in regards to COVID-19.
- On-site experiences take place outdoors and are therefore weather dependent. Should you have questions on the availability of experiences, please contact us.
What’s open (updated July 2 2021)
- For information regarding on-site programming, please visit the Things to do page.
- The parking lot;
- The Lower Fort Garry grounds;
- The gates to the fort will be open, however most interior buildings will be closed;
- The Visitor Centre will be open in a limited capacity for washroom access.
What’s closed (updated July 2 2021)
- Most facilities at Lower Fort Garry are closed until further notice.
- This includes all historic buildings.
- Water fountains are closed; please bring your own water.
- Buggy service: All transportation into the site is suspended. Visitors must be prepared to explore the site on foot or with their own mobility aids.
Your safety when visiting
- For your safety, please follow all posted physical distancing signage on-site;
- Hand sanitizer stations will be available on-site.
- Routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces are implemented. There will be thorough cleanings of the facilities twice daily.
- Visitors who are sick, have been in contact with someone ill, or have been outside the province in the last 14 days are asked to stay home. Please obey all local COVID-19 health directives.
- Picnic tables and outdoor areas are not being regularly sanitized.
- Non-medical masks or face coverings are required when visiting indoor public spaces at Lower Fort Garry. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.