Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Saskatchewan.
We arrived in time to take a bus from the interpretive centre to the fort, instead of walking. The bus travels slowly, with the driver describing historical events and pointing out locations such as the cemetery and the original townsite. The cemetery is still there, but there is little sign of the former town. It was never expected to be permanent, so most buildings were built on log foundations, which quickly rotted away. The town was abandonned when the railway went through Maple Creek.
At the fort, guides dress in period costume and tell stories of NWMP life, and the Cypress Hills Massacre. Younger visitors receive uniforms representing NWMP constables. They're given tasks similar to what recruits would have done in the late 1800s, and they are asked to round up and "arrest" "fugitives" identified among the adult visitors. Everyone then participates in a mock trial.