Fort Normandeau marks the site of the Red Deer Crossing, the community that would eventually move and become the City of Red Deer. In 1885, fearing the armed resistance in Saskatchewan, led by Louis Riel, would spill over into the area, a field force was raised and soldiers from the 65th Carbiners de Mont Royal (Mount Royal Rifles) were sent to fortify the area. McLellan’s stopping house was chosen and the soldiers began the construction of a palisade. Today, a cairn marks the site of the original trading post and a recreated Fort Normandeau provides a stage for living history interpreters to bring this part of our past, to life.

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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!

Check out the full list of sites here:

trailsof1885.com/en/sites/

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