Bison installation at Nuit Blanche

2018’s Nuit Blanche Winnipeg featured a laminated bison installation at Upper Fort Garry’s Park. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a contemporary art event that hosts art installations around Winnipeg for one night

Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park Gate Entrance

Today, A New Experience in Heritage Exploration

Upper Fort Garry, established by the Hudson Bay Company, is arguably one of the most significant historic sites in western Canada. It was the 5th European trading post near the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Indigenous peoples had traded in the area for centuries and it was quite simple “smart business” to have… Read More

Garry Hilderman 1940-2016

The Friends of Upper Fort Garry are saddened to mark the sudden passing of our founding board member, friend and colleague Garry Hilderman. Our condolences to Garry’s family and all those whose lives he touched. A celebration of Garry’s life will be held this spring at Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park.Donations in his memory can… Read More

Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park Open to Public: Construction Fence Coming Down

Upper Fort Garry, Winnipeg – The day has finally arrived and the construction fence around Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park is being taken down, welcoming visitors to enter the site. “It’s been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to see the fence removed so Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park can welcome visitors inside,” says… Read More

Unveiling of Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park

Join The Friends of Upper Fort Garry as they officially unveil the first portion of this long anticipated project.   In 2007, the Friends met a 107 day challenge and forever saved the site of Upper Fort Garry. Today, it is poised to reclaim its position as one of the most historically important places in Canada…. Read More

Friends of Upper Fort Garry (FUFG) Unveil Plans for New Downtown Park at Historic Winnipeg Site – $19 Million Heritage Park and Interpretive Centre

The Friends of Upper Fort Garry (FUFG) unveiled plans for a new public park at one of our province’s most historically significant sites today.   “Many call this place the birthplace of Manitoba,” says Jerry Gray, Chair of the Friends of Upper Fort Garry. “It really helped build the nation and it’s gratifying to be able… Read More

Friends of Upper Fort Garry Acquire Heritage Site

Today, the Friends of Upper Fort Garry (FUFG) announced that they have taken ownership of the land and buildings at 100 Main Street, as well as the Upper Fort Garry Gate park property, effective June 1.  The properties have been conveyed to the FUFG after they met all conditions required by the City of Winnipeg,… Read More

Manitoba ‘Opens The Door’ To Upper Fort Garry Green Corridor

The  Province  of  Manitoba  has  signed  a  letter  of  intent  with  Petro-Canada  setting  out  the terms and conditions under which the province will take possession of land immediately north of the Upper Fort Garry site, allowing visitors to the future provincial park to have access to a fully accessible green corridor extending from Broadway to… Read More