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Fort Whoop-Up Trading Post Museum

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Address: 200 Indian Battle Park Rd, Lethbridge, Alberta T0K 0K0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 403-659-4001
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society previously operated Fort Whoop Up in...

Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society previously operated Fort Whoop Up in Lethbridge. The Society has moved its main exhibit on the Blackfoot Confederacy to Cardston, Alberta.

Mailing address: Box 1074, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4A2

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Rebuilding the past

The site is in the process of rebuilding exsibits and the authendicating the story of the fort so it is more accurate . The staff are very interesting to talk to and the Fort... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Bob M
Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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557 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there in April of 2017. It's been taken over by the Galt Museum, and there seems to be some activity. But it was closed, and staff didn't indicate if/when it would be reopening.

Thank BenLar137
Management response:

Fort Whoop-Up remains a summer seasonal attraction that is open from May to the August. Our 2017 opening day is Sun MAY 14 from 1–4:30 pm. Information about hours can be found online at galtmuseum.com/fort-whoop_up The Front Desk staff at the Galt Museum & Archives can also offer information during business hours. More 

Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The site is in the process of rebuilding exsibits and the authendicating the story of the fort so it is more accurate . The staff are very interesting to talk to and the Fort itself is much easier to move through now. Lots of history and lots of local color a must see in the area.

1 Thank Bob M
Lethbridge, Canada
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Its changed so much. NOT worth it go to head smashed in buffalo jump. Like. Wow its dossapointing. And for that cost?!

2 Thank bellenow13
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We happened to be there on a day they were cooking meals over a campfire including baked beans, cowboy coffee and bread cooked over the fire on a stick. You could make your own bread dough using ingredients used back at the time Fort Whoop-Up was active. They also made apple cider vinegar "lemonade" which was a source of vitamin... More 

Thank Patricia C
Cave Creek,Arizona
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

A very interesting view of the life in the fort when it was up and working.Examples of the pelts and how they were used and all of the troops quarters.

Thank MickeyAZ
Edmonton , Alberta
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Interesting little Fort . It's more like a little museum . There needs to be more interactive things for children to do . The Fort and the gift shop need to be expanded . Add some music , some volunteers in costume etc. to make people want to spend more time . Otherwise it's an interesting little walk looking at... More 

Thank Synchrored
Lethbridge, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a large natural park with picnic and open areas for games, play equipment etc. Also there is the Fort that you can explore. You will find information on how it was formed along with the natives who helped our Canadian Mounted Police.

Thank 15Ruth
Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We spent an afternoon at Fort Whoop-Up and marveled at the many photos, stories and artifacts that have been reserved and restored to depict the events and interactions of early settlers and the aboriginal people in the area. The introductory video was very informative and then we toured through the buildings on our own although guides are available. We took... More 

Thank Linda J
Lethbridge, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Fort Whoop Up is a step into the past and the rough living conditions of the 1800's. We happened to visit on Canada Day and were able to watch native dancing which was very colourful and entertaining. There is an excellent short video in a room close to the entrance that describes the history of the Fort. You can explore... More 

Thank Welshman1956
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I really liked my visit to Fort Whoop-Up. It's a small museum, but I've learnt a lot. I had a guided tour and the guide, Nicole was very knowledgeable, had lot of info and was able to answer my questions. I would definitely recommend going there and taking guided tour for best experience.

Thank Milena J

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