Explore Fort Whoop Up history with Trader Tales


Lethbridge has a fascinating history, which  the Galt Museum/ Fort Whoop Up and New West Theatre are bringing to life with Trader Tales. They are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Fort Whoop-Up this year.

Nick Bohle performing in Trader tales last summer. Photo by Richard Amery
 The last Trader Tales of the season is from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21 at Fort Whoop Up.
“Due to Covid 19, we only had two this season, one in July and the last one on Aug. 21.

They’re completely different stories,” said Galt Museum Resource and Development Co-ordinator Chris Roedler, noting they are also completely different from last year’s Trader Tales.
 There are 60 tickets available for the Aug. 21 show.

“We’re half sold out for Aug. 21,” he said.

“The stories are inspired by people who lived at Fort Whoop Up,” he said.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with dinner, followed by Trader Tales at 7 p.m. and free time at the fort after that from 8-9 p.m. when you can go for a socially distanced wagon ride, take a private tour of the fort or just relax.

 Tickets cost $35 for adults 18 and up, $25 for teens aged 13-17 and 12 and under get in for free.

—by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor