Fort Walsh is a National Historic Site of Canada that was a North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) fort and the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre. Fort Walsh served as the NWMP headquarters from 1878 to 1882. The site of the fort was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924. The fort was built in June 1875, and was named for its builder, inspector James Morrow Walsh. Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Fort Walsh National Historic Site - Cypress Hills Massacre Site Tour Share. They are also a partner of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. %PDF-1.7 %���� On 28 June 1985 Canada Post issued 'Fort Walsh, Sask., circa 1880' one of the 20 stamps in the “Forts Across Canada Series” (1983 & 1985). 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Macdonald's establishment of the North-West Mounted Police. The sites are part of the Cypress Hills Destination Area of places, attractions and services which attracts 250,000 visitors per year. On September 28, 2004, Fort Walsh became part of the Cypress Hills Dark-sky preserve. South - Fort Walsh National Historic Site . ���.���P��}��#��O>��u���8�v�X��Je�g� �{ܱ��o�&Y�]���ͽ[�. Fort Walsh is a National Historic Site of Canada that was a North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) fort and the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre. Fort Walsh was established in 1875 by NWMP Inspector James M. Walsh and 30 men of "B" Troop in direct response to the 1 Jun 1873 Cypress Hills Massacre. [2] The fort was later reconstructed in the 1940s to breed horses for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Musical Ride. In 1883 the fort was closed and dismantled.[1]. The stamps are perforated 12½ x 13 and were printed by Ashton-Potter Limited based on the designs by Rolf P. Harder. Fort Walsh National Historic Site: ... Cypress Hills Massacre Site Tour; Toilets at Cypress Hills Massacre Site; Kitchen shelter; Water fountains; Your safety when visiting. h�̗mo�6�� Today tourists can tour the fort's buildings, the former townsite, cemeteries and the whiskey trading post. I was somewhere between Fort Walsh and the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre (a distance of 2.5 kilometres) when the clouds rolled in and I- dressed in a light white linen shirt, some ragged street shoes and an old pair of jeans that was on its last legs (pun intended) – was not in the least bit prepared for the deluge that accompanied it. There was also no signs nor benches to sit. The fort was built in June 1875, and was named for its builder, inspector James Morrow Walsh. Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others. Introduction . Fort Walsh had been on my bucket list for awhile, but up until a recent trip to the Cypress Hills area I hadn’t made it for a visit. Home > Return to previous page. Administered by Parks Canada, it forms a constituent part of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. The land area of Fort Walsh and Cypress Hills Massacre NHSCs comprises one of the larger national historic sites in Canada at 650 hectares. [5], Coordinates: 49°34′22″N 109°52′53″W / 49.572747°N 109.881456°W / 49.572747; -109.881456, Russell, E. T. Pete (Edmund Thomas Pete) (c1997). Scenic / Historic Tour + Add to Suitcase. [C��f,�p �Jb�aj���7χwu�fuu��ϖEZ����˹}|�2���&Q�)D�-�p�!J�(��ۭ����b���D�'��u>�F�1Bd��J�7�1��k�ěAB��=��?���*=��+h絿g Bring good walking shoes as there was no shuttle from Fort Walsh to the massacre site (3 KM) one way. �/��E��� fDY����&*�z�#���*a��n��4��U�*���"��E������C�^G Please take all your garbage with you and help keep these places clean. American whiskey traders had established four posts along Battle Creek and were trading whiskey for buffalo robes. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email. When we asked where the massacre site was they just said follow the gravel road. That massacre resulted in the killing of some 30 Assiniboine Indians by illegal whiskey traders in the Cypress Hills area. Calgary : Fifth House Publishers. Tours depart from the Visitor Reception Centre at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. [3][4] It is very steep for the first part and coming down you had to be careful. [1] The fort was intended to curb the illegal whiskey trade, protect Canada's nearby border with the United States, and aid with native policy. 1598 0 obj <>stream ISBN, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Forts or trading posts on the National Historic Sites of Canada register, List of National Historic Sites in Saskatchewan, Summer in the Southwest - Feel the History of the Cypress Hills, Parks Canada Fort Walsh National Historic Site of Canada, The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Fort Walsh, Photographs of Fort Walsh and Inspector Dickens, Virtual Saskatchewan - Fort Walsh and the Mounties, http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/sk/walsh/natcul/histo.aspx, "Fort Walsh National Historic Site of Canada", http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/sk/walsh/index_E.asp, Canada Post issued 'Fort Walsh, Sask., circa 1880', https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Fort_Walsh?oldid=4283471.