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Canada Day: Canada 150!

  • Fort la Reine Museum 2652 E Saskatchewan Ave Portage la Prairie, MB Canada (map)

Make History - Learn to build a prairie icon - A Red River Cart on Canada Day

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and the Fort la Reine Museum invites you to come and build a prairie icon, a Red River Cart. A Metis historian/craftsman will be on hand to touch you with the history of the Red River Cart developed by the Metis. Before the coming the railroad and the construction of roads, the two wheeled “Red River cart” pulled by draft animals, was the main method of land transportation in what was to become Manitoba and throughout the prairies during the 19th century in the fur trade and expansion westward. Join in and actually help construct one of these historical carts, and touch history. Building workshops will be ongoing throughout the day from 11 -4 on July 1st.

Earlier Event: July 1
Walk Thru History Tours