Fort Whoop-up

Among all the illegal whisky trading counters that sprung up in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan in the 1870s, Fort Whoop-Up was the largest and most ill-famed. It was founded in 1869 by Americans from Fort Benton, Montana. A stockade and the flag of Fort Benton company now surround the recreated fort. The visitor's centre shows a film that situates the trading post in the context of western Canada at the time.

Useful information

Address : 

200 Indian-Battle-Park - rte 3, T1J 4A2 Lethbridge


+1 403-329-0444


7 $ (-18 years old 5 $)

Opening hours

Jun-Sep: 10am-5pm; Apr-May and Oct: daily except Mon noon-4pm; rest of year: weekends noon-4pm - closed Tue

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