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Lower Fort Garry Cruise 2013 - Tour 4
Day long cruise 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Reservations are required - Call for details. (204) 774.7009
- Thursday August 15, 2013
|Seniors (65+) :||$64.95|
|Children (4-12) :||$44.95|
Fares subject to applicable taxes.
Assorted brunch (see brunch menu)| Fruit platters on return voyage| Admission into the Fort |Passage Through the Locks in St. Andrews|Commentary & entertainment| Variety of music| Tarot & Tea leaf readings by Bernice for an additional charge
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Lower Fort Garry Cruise Information
Boarding: 8:00AM | Departure: 9:00AM | Arrival in Lower Fort Garry: 12:30PM
Departure from Fort Garry: 2:00PM | Arrival in Winnipeg: 5:00PM
All prices include cruise fare, brunch, coffee, passage into the fort, and entertainment. Passengers with mobility difficulties should be aware that walkways at other ports of call might not be suitable for everyone. Be sure to bring outdoor clothing per weather forecast.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Join us bright and early aboard the M.S. River Rouge as our historical tour takes you north up the Red River through Manitoba’s lush green countryside. Relax in comfort as the captain describes extraordinary sites and landmarks on route, experience the water levels drop up to 23 feet as we pass through the only lock west of the Great Lakes, the St Andrews Locks, this being the main highlight of the cruise. Your stopover site is one of the most famous stone forts in Western Canada, Lower Fort Garry. Refurbished almost to its original state, Lower Fort Garry is the only original stone fort of the fur trade still intact today, where you will experience 100 year old costumes and lifestyles of the early fur traders, and Selkirk settlers.
A look back in time…
A trip through time…an unparalleled adventure into Manitoba’s history…
[ 1821 ] - Hudson Bay Company built Upper Fort Garry at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
[ 1826 ] - Upper Fort Garry severely damaged by flooding.
[ 1831 ] - Governor George Simpson moved the fort to higher ground… Lower Fort Garry.
[ 1846 ] - Detachment of the 6th Regiment of Foot arrived from England in anticipation of an American invasion during the Oregon Boundary Crisis.
[ 1847 ] - Lower Fort Garry construction completed.
[ 1869-70 ] - Colonel Stoughton Dennis and some settlers opposing the Provisional Government of Louis Riel rallied at the fort.
[ 1870 ] - The 2nd Battalion of Quebec Rifles arrived at the fort to suppress the Red River Rebellion.
[ 1860-70 ] - Importance of the fort as a trading center declined and agriculture became paramount.
[ 1871 ] - Signing of Indian Treaty Number One between the Government of Canada and the Chippewa & Swampy Cree Indians. This treaty set the pattern for further treaties which permitted peaceful settlement of the Canadian West.
[ Late 1800's ] - Fort was used as a summer residence by the Commissioners of Hudson Bay Company from Winnipeg.
[ 1951 ] - Lower Fort Garry given to the government and declared a national park.
[ 1964 ] - Restoration and reconstruction of the fort to its present state.
- Scrambled eggs
- Hash browns
- Stir fry Medley(rice, fried onions, tomatoes, carrots, assorted peppers and celery)
- Meatballs with mushrooms and gravy
- Boiled home made perogies
- 2 salad selections with choice of dressings
- Dinner rolls/ butter
- Assorted vegetable platter
- Assorted dainties for desert
Will be served upon the return voyage to Winnipeg:
- Assorted selections of market fresh fruit
(A food and liquor menu will also be available on board the ship for additional purchases)