Fort Battleford National Historic Site commemorates the role of the North West Mounted Police from 1876 to 1885 in extending the Canadian government’s interests in the west, and the role of Fort Battleford during the conflict of 1885. Established in 1876 by the North West Mounted Police, Fort Battleford became the refuge for 500 settlers during the North West Resistance of 1885 when many settlers feared an attack from Chief Poundmaker’s Cree.

Choose your own adventure as you experience this unique and family fun attraction, unlocking secrets of the Trails of 1885 along the way!

Ghost Walks: Join us in the evening for a lantern lit tour where you will hear stories of strange things that can only be explained by the presence of spirits.

Halloween Haunted Fort: Not one but FIVE Halloween haunted houses for your terrifying experience!  Each of the five buildings has its own bone chilling Halloween theme, sure to leave you screaming.  Are you brave enough to see all 5?  Will you DARE the SCARE?

Do your kids like to Xplore? They will have fun doing activities and collecting cool souvenirs with the exciting Parks Canada Xplorers program for kids at Fort Battleford National Historic Site. They can collect all 6 Xplorers souvenirs in Saskatchewan as well as more across Canada!

The Fort Battleford National Historic Site Discovery Booklets, Audio Tour and ‘Caretaker Jack Explora tour’ (a GPS-based interpretive tool) provide you with additional options for ways to experience Fort Battleford at your own pace.


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8 months ago

Trails of 1885

Make sure you make the most of what is left of summer!

A reminder that the Trails of 1885 will be closing for the season after the Labour Day weekend. Explore Batoche, Duck Lake, Fort Battleford and so many other historic sites!

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