[1] These factors had been brought to public attention following the Cypress Hills Massacre of 1873 and resulted in Sir John A. Macdonald's establishment of the NWMP. 5 Pine Avenue | Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan S0N 1N0, Canada 28.9 km from Fort Walsh National Historic Site #1 of 3 B&Bs in Maple Creek Phone(s): 1-888-773-8888 | 306-662-3590 | Here are 15 of our favourite Cypress Hills images, though this barely scratches the surface of what you’ll find. All photos and content on this site are Copyright © Robin and Arlene Karpan. The famous Parks Canada red chairs have a gorgeous view of the Cypress Hills and Fort Walsh below. (about 30 men), in June of 1875 a short distance up-stream from where the Cypress Hills Massacre occurred. Administered by Parks Canada, it forms a constituent part of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. [3][4] Fort Walsh Fort Walsh, located in the CYPRESS HILLS, 170 km southwest of present-day Swift Current, Saskatchewan, was an early North-West Mounted Police post constructed in 1875 by men under the command of Inspector James WALSH, for whom it was named.It became the headquarters of the force in the West in 1878, and until it was dismantled and abandoned (1883), Fort Walsh played a … Assiniboine chiefs Man Who Takes the Coat, Long Lodge, and Lean Man signed adhesion to Treaty 4 at the fort with the British Crown on September 25, 1877, in the presence of James Morrow Walsh, Neale, and someone else. Hear the story of the Cypress Hills Massacre, and learn of its effect on the history of the area. Fort Walsh is a National Historic Site of Canada that was a North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) fort and the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre. The Frenchman River Valley between Eastend and Ravenscrag. This area is known for its rolling with some steep hills and ravines. Travel through the heart of the majestic Cypress Hills to the original sites of Farwell and Solomon's trading posts on the Fort Walsh National Historic Site - Cypress Hills Massacre Site Tour . In 1883 the fort was closed and dismantled.[1]. During the last ice age, when most of the province was buried under mountains of ice, glaciers never reached this higher plateau, leaving the region relatively free from the powerful effects of erosion caused by moving ice sheets. The “island” nature of the hills makes it a haven for a wide array of wildlife. Hidden Conglomerate Cliffs. Fort Walsh is a National Historic Site of Canada that was a North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) fort and the site of the Cypress Hills Massacre.Administered by Parks Canada, it forms a constituent part of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.. Also another First Place, two Seconds, one Third, and an Honourable Mention. The fort was built in June 1875 and was named for its builder, inspector James Morrow Walsh. History looms large as well, especially at Fort Walsh which pays tribute to one of Canada’s most important Mounted Police posts. [2] The fort was later reconstructed in the 1940s to breed horses for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Musical Ride. Tours depart from the Visitor Reception Centre at Fort Walsh National Historic Site. The fort was constructed on a level piece of ground near Battle Creek, sheltered and surrounded by the Cypress Hills. The site of the fort was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.. 1-888-773-8888 | 306-662-3590 | Prolific wildflower displays abound in these varied habitats, with some beauties difficult to find elsewhere. Fort Walsh National Historic Site is currently closed for the season. Tourists can tour the fort's buildings, the former townsite, cemeteries, and the whiskey trading post.