Fort Whoop-Up

Fort Whoop-Up is a historic fur trading post in Alberta, Canada, built in 1869. It is now a museum and interpretive centre that preserves the history of the North West Mounted Police and the Northwest Territories.

Museum Fort Whoop-Up is a historic site in Lethbridge, Alberta. It is the site of an early trading post in the late 1800s, and the birthplace of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP). It is a great place to explore the history of the Canadian West.

At Museum Fort Whoop-Up you can take a tour of the site and learn about the history of the fort and the NWMP. You can also visit the interpretive centre and take part in interactive activities such as "Becoming a Mountie" or "Making Medicine Bundles". Additionally, the site features a variety of artifacts and displays about the fur trade, the early settlers, and the NWMP.

Outside of the museum, you can explore the grounds and take in the beautiful views of the Oldman River Valley. You can also visit the NWMP Stables and learn about the horses used by the early Mounties.

In addition to its historical exhibits and activities, Museum Fort Whoop-Up also offers a variety of special events throughout the year. These include art exhibitions, storytelling, live music, and more. Be sure to check their website for upcoming events.

How to get to Fort Whoop-Up

Facilities at Fort Whoop-Up

  • Guided tours of the museum
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Access to the museum’s archives
  • Hands-on activities
  • Educational programs
  • Special events
  • Gift shop
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Conference and event space
  • Movie screenings
  • Culinary experiences
  • Outdoor activities