Heritage Day at the Fort

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Lethbridge –Fort Whoop-Up is preparing to celebrate Heritage Day this Monday in old-fashioned style.

“Heritage Day is the ideal holiday to come to the Fort.” Says Site Coordinator Natasha Gray, “We help visitors experience the lived heritage of the peoples who lived in southern Alberta in the 1800s including the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), other First Nations, Métis, Canadians, Americans, and British.”

In addition to going through the exhibit spaces in the Fort, visitors can sample traditional mint tea and berry soup, and bannock, experiment with our rope making machine built by the Chinook Woodturning Guild, and have fun with our balloon shaving activities. We’ll also be dipping candles, selling chili and bison smokies, and enjoying our mini petting zoo.

In celebration of the region’s pioneer heritage we will be having covered wagon rides around the Fort at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm.

If you’re looking for a place to celebrate southern Alberta history and culture this Heritage Day, there is no better place to do it than Fort Whoop-Up.