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Admission

Includes a wagon ride and interpretive tour

Adults 18+   $10
Seniors 60+   $9
Youth 7–17 | Post Secondary   $5
Children | Infants to 6 FREE
Family: 2 adults | children (same household, aged 0-17)   $22
Group 10+ per person:  

  • $8 per adult and

  • $7 per senior

Annual Pass

Adults 18+     $35
Seniors 60+     $30
Youth 7–17 | Post Secondary     $30
Family: 2 adults | children 0-17     $40
Grandparents     $40
 

 
 

Hours

10–5 pm Monday to Sunday
10–9 pm Thursday
1–5 pm Holidays (Victoria Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day and Labour Day)

School Groups

Our Museum Educators teach classes about the history of Fort Whoop-Up on weekdays between MAY 01–JUN 30. Teachers can click the link below to request a class on our Galt Education website.

 
 

Experiences

Life on the Whoop-Up Trail
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Life on the Whoop-Up Trail
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History comes alive at Fort Whoop-Up this summer, and guests are invited to step back in time and experience a taste of Life on the Whoop-Up Trail. Enjoy an evening of entertainment featuring actors from New West Theatre and hear intriguing stories about the Blackfoot, Métis, Canadians and American Whisky traders in the late 1800s. Feast fort style on a pioneer dinner highlighting locally-sourced foods. Break bread with the locals and new-found friends from around the world.

Includes a performance by New West Theatre actors, a guided tour by a costumed interpreter, a pioneer dinner of beef stew or bison chili, pan bannock, coffee or mint tea, one beer/wine or non-alcoholic drink with additional beverages available for sale. Experience what it would be like at night sitting around the fire listening to tales told by a fort trader. Enjoy making and roasting bannock on a stick topped with saskatoon berry jam while the stories are being told. Experience includes a gift shop discount of 10%.

6–9 pm | space limited to 25 participants per evening

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Visit the Fort

Fort Whoop-Up tells the story of the buffalo robe trade, the years leading up to and the years that followed. We will be telling 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.

The museum offers guided tours with our knowledgeable interpreters, with the price of admission. Tours offer a great way to explore the history of southern Alberta, while listening to interesting stories along the way. 

Admission to the fort also includes a wagon ride throughout the river valley. Led by an experienced teamster and accompanied by an interpreter, the Fort's wagon tours take visitors on a ride through the legends of the Lethbridge river valley. 

Make a day of it

Fort Whoop-Up is just outside of downtown Lethbridge. You can spend the morning exploring downtown, then stroll down the foot paths from the Galt Museum & Archives to arrive at our backdoor. Or you can drive down the coulees and park in our lot.

You can also go on a lovely walk by the Oldman River right to the base of the High Level Bridge before heading back up the trails for a great active day!