The Real West


Weapons demonstration – photo courtesy Fort Walsh National Historic Site


Treats baked fresh in a wood stove – photo courtesy Fort Walsh Historic Site


A taste of the Old West – Troop salute – photo courtesy Fort Walsh Historic Site

Fort Walsh Historic Trades Day
Cypress Hills, south of Maple Creek, Sask.

Matthew McHugh is inviting everyone out to Fort Walsh for their Historic Trades Day, highlighting the colour, pageantry, tragedy and real history that changed the course of Canada.

Here is a brief rundown of the schedule:

July 10:
10 am – site opens (Historic Trades Demonstrations All Day – Blacksmith, Gunsmith, Wheelwright, Farrier, Wagon Rides, Art Exhibition)

11 am – Historic Weapons and Cannon Demonstration

11:30 – Fort Walsh Tour (Kids Programming)

12:30 – Cypress Hills Massacre Site Tour

1:30 – Metis Dancers

2 pm – Historic Weapons Demonstration

2:30 – Fort Walsh Tour (Kids Programming)

3:30pm – Metis Dancers

4 pm – Historic Weapons and Cannon Demonstration

4:30 – Fort Walsh Tour (kids programming)

Cypress Hills Massacre Tour

5:30pm – Site Closes

The event will go all day with various activities and wrap it up with a BBQ and beverages.  For more info, visit