Fort Whoop-Up is a replica of an original fur trading fort built in the late 1800s. We tell the story of the buffalo robe and illegal whisky trade, the years leading up to and the years that followed. We tell the story of this region and the people here from the mid-1860s to the early 1890s. It is a complex story that includes the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), other First Nations, Métis, Canadians, Americans, and British.
It is a story of trade and politics, good people and notorious characters, and the flow of time.
Get INVOLVED at the Fort
Museums and heritage sites that preserve local history, like the Fort, depend on helping hands to tell our stories and fulfil our mandates. To help today, follow this link to our external volunteer site.
Our curator works with donors to assess each object for historical relevance and condition. Items accepted for the Fort are used to enhance the representation of life during the period represented there. Follow this link to find out more