Step back in time to the 1870s and discover what life was like on a working fort in the lawless time of rotgut whiskey runners. Imagine the scarlet serge-clad North West Mounted Police marching on parade, and the presence of Métis and First Nation peoples with vibrant cultures and traditions. Uncover the history of Canada’s part in the aftermath of the Battle of Little Big Horn.
Hours of operation
May 22, 2021 to May 24, 2021
Open May Long Weekend, from 10 am to 5 pm
May 25, 2021 to June 30, 2021
Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Contact usPhone number: (admin): 306-662-2645
Phone number: (site office): 306-662-3590
Phone number: +1 (888) 773-8888 (Toll-free)
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Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site
Hear prairie songbirds sing and smell the sweet hay as you help feed the horses. Re-connect with Canada’s homestead life and bake bread with flour ground from grain harvested from the golden fields outside.
Fort Battleford National Historic Site
Step back into a turbulent time in Canada’s past, as life on the prairies changes forever for the First Nations and Métis as the newly-formed North West Mounted Police march into Fort Battleford.