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Guided Tours & Field Trips

With over 25 heritage buildings and 5 acres of prairie terrain, the Fort la Reine Museum is the perfect venue for your next guided tour or field trip! Experience life as a fur trader or explorer with our Beavertails Tour, see what life was like for the early settlers with our Pioneers & Trailblazers Tour, or discover the innovations and inventions of the industrial era with our Building a Nation Tour! When you book a guided tour at the Museum, you will experience the following:

  • 45-90 minute guided tour with a costumed interpreter (tour length depends on selected tour type)

  • Special insight into building histories

  • One hands-on heritage activity *

  • Access to grounds for lunch/picnics

*Heritage Activity Choices:

(for daycares and school groups only)

  • Let's Make a Trade (Fur Trading Game)

  • Bannock Cooking ($1 extra per participant)

  • Vintage School House Lesson

  • Victorian Etiquette Lesson

  • Artifact Find Scavenger Hunt

Teachers, EAs, and Supervisors will receive free admission, to a ratio of 1 adult per 10 children. Non-profit groups from Portage la Prairie will be granted a total discount of 50%, as part of our commitment to our community. 

To book your guided tour or field trip, please contact the Fort la Reine Museum with your preferred date/time, tour variety, and group size. (Contact information at the bottom of the page).

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BEAVERTAILS TOUR

Approximate Length: 45-60 minutes

An exploration of the Settlement period through the eyes of European colonists and regional Indigenous communities. Themes and historic events examined include the Fur Trade, trapping in the Canadian wilderness, Western Expansion, Settler-Indigenous relationships, and river/in-land transportation (1600s-1700s)

 

  • Temporary Gallery Exhibit

  • Trapper’s Cabin

  • Fort Complex & Trading Post

  • Assiniboine Tipi 

  • York Boat

  • Paul House

  • Hourie House (if time allows)

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PIONEERS & TRAILBLAZERS TOUR

Approximate Length: 60 - 90 minutes

Journey back in time to the 1800s-1950s and experience prairie settlement and pioneer life. Themes and historic events examined include heritage building architecture, rural commercialization, early agriculture, pioneer town life, and domestic roles in the 19th-20th centuries.

 

  • Temporary Gallery Exhibit

  • Pioneer Village

  • Paul House

  • Hourie House

  • Burton House

  • Case House

  • Douglas Campbell House

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BUILDING A NATION TOUR

Approximate Length: 60 - 90 minutes

Discover some of the major developments that helped Canada to become a nation from the late 1800s to WWII. Themes and historic events explored include the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, engineering developments from aircraft to agricultural equipment, and Canada’s role in the military.

 

  • Railcars (Caboose and le Rideau)

  • Musketeer Plane

  • Southport Military Building

  • Mutual Insurance Garage

  • Heritage Barn

  • Thresherman's Bunkhouse

  • Allis Chalmers Building

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