Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 27


Table of Contents Explanatory Note

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WHEREAS Upper Fort Garry played a critical role in the development of the Red River Settlement and the creation of Manitoba as a province;

AND WHEREAS it is important to preserve and protect parts of the site of Upper Fort Garry in order to promote the historical significance of Upper Fort Garry and ensure that appropriate development occurs on the site;

AND WHEREAS establishing a provincial park on parts of the site of Upper Fort Garry will protect this important piece of Manitoba's history and promote public awareness and appreciation of it;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:



The following definitions apply in this Act.

"advisory committee" means the committee established by section 4. (« comité consultatif »)

"minister" means the minister appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council to administer this Act. (« ministre »)

"park" the means Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park established by section 2. (« parc »)

Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park


Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park is hereby established, consisting of

(a) all those portions of River Lot 1, Parish of St. John, shown on Plan of Survey No. 20424 filed in the Winnipeg office of the Director of Surveys appointed under The Surveys Act; and

(b) any additional lands designated by regulation.

Provincial park status


The park is, for all purposes, deemed to be a provincial park under The Provincial Parks Act.

Heritage park classification


For the purpose of subsection 7(2) of The Provincial Parks Act, the park is classified as a heritage park.

Land use categorization


For the purpose of subsection 7(3) of The Provincial Parks Act, all land in the park is categorized in the heritage land use category.

Advisory committee


The Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park advisory committee is hereby established.

Appointing committee members


The advisory committee is to consist of at least five and no more than ten persons appointed by the minister, a majority of whom must be selected from a list of persons recommended by the Friends of Upper Fort Garry Inc.

Role of advisory committee


The advisory committee is to make recommendations to the minister about the park, including recommendations respecting

(a) the preservation of historic resources in the park;

(b) the development of the park; and

(c) the development of interpretative programming for the park.



The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations

(a) designating additional lands as part of the park;

(b) respecting any matter necessary or advisable to carry out the purposes of this Act.

Consequential amendment, C.C.S.M. c. P20


The definition "provincial park" in section 1 of The Provincial Parks Act is amended by adding "and Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park established under The Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park Act" at the end.

C.C.S.M. reference


This Act may be referred to as chapter U80 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

Explanatory Note

This Bill establishes Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park and creates an advisory committee for the park.