|National Historic Site of Canada|
|Municipality||Maple Creek No. 111|
|Founder||North-West Mounted Police|
|Established||1873 trading post; 1878 Headquarters NWMP|
|Important events||Cypress Hills Massacre|
|Website||Canadian Encyclopedia Fort Walsh|
|North Saskatchewan River Saskatchewan Canada.|
|Battles/wars||Cypress Hills Massacre|
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.
The fort was built in June 1875, and was named for its builder, inspector James Morrow Walsh. The fort was intended to curb the illegal whiskey trade, protect Canada's nearby border with the United States, and aid with native policy. 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 North-West Mounted Police. Fort Walsh served as the NWMP headquarters from 1878 to 1882. In 1883 the fort was closed and dismantled.
The site of the fort was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1924. The fort was later reconstructed in the 1940s to breed horses for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Musical Ride.
On 28 June 1985 Canada Post issued "Fort Walsh, Sask., circa 1880", one of the 20 stamps in the "Forts Across Canada" series (1983–1985). The stamps are perforated 12 1⁄2 × 13 and were printed by Ashton-Potter Limited based on the designs by Rolf P. Harder.
- "Fort Walsh National Historic Site". Parks Canada. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- Fort Walsh. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
- Russell, E. T. Pete (Edmund Thomas Pete) (c. 1997), What's in a Name, Calgary : Fifth House Publishers, ISBN 1895618983
- "Fort Walsh National Historic Site of Canada". Parks Canada. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
- Canada Post issued 'Fort Walsh, Sask., circa 1880'
- Summer in the Southwest - Feel the History of the Cypress Hills
- Parks Canada Fort Walsh National Historic Site of Canada
- Canadian Encyclopedia Fort Walsh
- Fort Walsh National Historic Site
- The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Fort Walsh
- North-West Mounted Police Trail
- Photographs of Fort Walsh and Inspector Dickens
- Virtual Saskatchewan—Fort Walsh and the Mounties
- Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan