Looking for different ways to discover Fort Walsh?
Rent a bike or bring your own. Whether you prefer an easy, creekside trail in the forest or more of a challenge biking the hills with a view, explore Fort Walsh in the heart of the Cypress Hills from a whole new perspective.
The Métis Trail located at the picnic site is perfect for the entire family. This tranquil 550m trail winds along the beautiful Battle Creek. Wheelchair and stroller friendly.
Looking for something more adventurous? Then try the Battle Creek backcountry trail. This 6.5 km loop trail explores the abandoned trading posts in the Battle Creek valley. The air sweet with the scent of pine and an alpine-like carpet of fescue prairie wildflowers at your feet.
If you find the backcountry trail too taxing by the time you get to the abandoned trading posts, no worries, you can take the much easier 2.5 km access road back to the fort.
See if you can find the Parks Canada Red Chairs on a short and steep, er, sweet trail offering magnificent views of the fort and hills.