It has been quite awhile, hasn’t it?

Well, now that spring seems to have finally arrived (fingers crossed that we have seen the last of snow until much later in the year!), we at the fort have been busy working and organizing away to bring you guys, the public, some cool events to attend..

First up is Opening Day on May 10th from 1-4PM. Admission will be free and all the activities you have come to expect from the fort will be present. Wagon rides and kid’s games means many family friendly options! All the buildings will be open for viewing, meaning an educational experience as well!

This will be the official opening of the Fort Dauphin Museum and we will return to our regular May and June hours of Monday to Friday, 9-5 starting Monday the 12th.

Canoe-a-thon is scheduled for Sunday June 1st. It will run from 12-4 at Moon Lake in Riding Mountain National Park. Registration¬†and pledge forms can be picked up at the museum, by giving us a call (204.638.6630), or by sending us an email (fortdphn@mymts.net), you can enter individually or with a team! Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of if you enter a team or not. Come join us for a nice ride around Moon Lake in our canoes. Moon Lake is beautiful! Bring the family for a nice day out. Donations are welcome and we’d love to see everyone there!

This year, we will be joining in with the Manitoba MudRun and running their concession stand. That’ll be on August 9th (a Saturday) from 10-4. If you haven’t already, look into registering a team… we hear it is a lot of fun! If that doesn’t appeal to you, it’s definitely something to check out, even if it is only as a spectator. Plus, we will be there and you can pick up some of our awesome concession food and support us!

Other events are being planned for the summer. Our usual events will be happening and we are busy organizing them. The dates for our PSW BBQ, Pancake Breakfast and Street Fair are to be announced later in May.

We look forward to another successful season with you!


Here at the Fort Dauphin Museum, the summer has just flown by! With the end of summer, our annual Fur Trader’s Rendezvous is fast approaching.

It will be held on September 8th this year and will run from 1-4. There will be many things for every visitor to do! We’re offering a discounted admission, only $2 an adult and kids under 18 are free! All our buildings will be open, with experts inside most of them to offer you a little bit more history than you’d normally get as well as hopefully entertainment, some kid’s games and activities and our usual wagon rides! It will be a great afternoon and hopefully, a fantastic way to close out one of our best seasons yet!

Thank you for continuing to be an avid supporter of the Fort Dauphin Museum. Hope to see you at Rendezvous!

Hello all,

This year has gotten off to a pretty good start. Louis Riel Day went off without a hitch, Opening Day unfortunately got cancelled BUT Canoe-A-Thon was a fantastic and fun-filled day. Canoe-a-thon is always a pretty good fundraiser and is always super fun.

Now that summer is upon us, our summer schedule is slowly filling up! Our school tours are now over but we had a great crowd this year with a lot of different schools showing up! On Saturday is our usual Pancake Breakfast that we hold in conjunction with the Dauphin Ag Society Fair. It will be a fantastic day with hopefully no rain! (We’re crossing our fingers!)¬†

Other things that we have going on this summer include a kid’s day camp session on July 16th from 9-12. It will be centered around the fur trade and voyageurs. Lots of fun and exciting things are happening at the Fort Dauphin Museum this summer and we can’t wait for you to experience and learn about them.

A new exhibit was just put into the main building on the Air Force during WWII and there is also some stuff on the Korean War in the new display.

We are currently open Monday to Friday 9-5 but starting next week we will be open EVERYDAY (!!) from 9-5! Come out and see all our exhibits!

Hello all,

We regret to inform you all that our president, after careful deliberation, has decided to cancel Opening Day. Our weather is very unstable and although it looks relatively nice outside right now, there is a high chance it will rain today. And no one likes being outside when it is raining. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our canoe-a-thon on June 9th is still a go however. It is a fun event and will run from 12-4pm. Come out and enjoy yourself!

Our museum is now open Mon-Fri from 9-5 as well, so stop by and explore our exhibits!

Hey all!

It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Well Louis Riel Day was a great success and our volunteers, as always, made the event run smoothly! We give them our gratitude and want to take this opportunity to remind our volunteers and the community how grateful and thankful we are for them! This museum could not be run without them!

We are currently (and always) recruiting volunteers! If you are interested in the fort, have some free time that you’d like to do something with or would like to meet new, fun, energetic people, volunteering here at the Fort Dauphin Museum is a fantastic option for you! We would love to have you!

School tours are fast approaching. If you are an educator and are reading this, we are now booking school tours for the next couple of months. It is a great option for an educational, fun and entertaining field trip and your students are sure to love it! Kids are facinated with many aspects of the museum and it is a very educational experience for them. If this interests you, you can find out more about prices, etc by calling us at (204) 638-6630.

Some other things that are new and exciting at the fort is that we are now hosting birthday parties. It was brought to our attention last month that parents are running out of fun and exciting things to do in Dauphin for children’s birthday parties. We talked it over with our board members and they agreed that it was a good idea. So here we are, ready and waiting for birthday parties to be booked! We have several different options available to parents and if you would like more information on birthday parties, you can again contact us at (204) 638-6630.

AND…. Opening Day is fast approaching as well! It’s hard to believe considering all the snow that is left on the ground but we have begun planning and we hope it will be a new and exciting experience for all who attend! More information to follow in the coming weeks!

Louis Riel Day is somehow right around the corner! It’s been sneaking up on us here at the Fort, like most of our events do. It’s just over a month away and we are hard at work. All we hope is that it will be as big a success as Christmas at the Fort was (which was a fantastic success and thanks to everyone who helped out).

Anyways, the posters are complete and the most of the plans are in place.

Louis Riel Day is on Feburary 18, 2013 and so we will be holding some festivities here at the Fort. Activities include wagon rides, bannock in the tipi, a warm up station in the trading post with free hot chocolate and coffee and much more to come. The event will run from 1-4PM.

Come out and celebrate Manitoba’s founding father with us here at Fort Dauphin!

Hey guys,

Guess what? Christmas at the Fort is three days away and we’ve finished planning everything to a T!

Here’s what’s happening:

  • Santa is coming!
  • Free hot chocolate
  • Free admission
  • Sleigh rides
  • Fun winter games
  • Bannock in the Tipi
  • Children’s storytime
  • Raffle table
  • Bake sale table

Bring the kids! Bring yourself! Bring your friends! It’s bound to be nothing but fun times! The weather is supposed to be great and we’re getting super excited here at the museum for Christmas at the Fort!

See you there!