Fort Whoop-Up National Historic SiteLethbridge View Map
Before there were Mounties. Before there was an Alberta. There was a Whoop-Up.
The notorious American whiskey trading Fort Whoop-Up was a major reason for the creation of the famous red-coated Canadian policeman – The Mounties.
“For many years, our forefathers fought and chased away any people who tried to come onto our lands. Then, we let some of our white friends come onto our lands. Soon the buffalo were gone and our lives changed forever.” Oral history of the Blackfoot.
Fort Whoop Up, in Lethbridge, Alberta, stands on the site of the last great battle between Cree and Blackfoot tribes.Experience historical sights and sounds through live elements that pay tribute to, and commemorate the legacy of Mounties and of the plains tribes who were here long before, and remain today.
Join us for interpretive tours, pony rides, cannon firings, skits, and much more.