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2020 7thAnnual Whoop Up/Black Powder Rendezvous & Knap-In
Friday, September 4th - Monday, September 7th
Host Barry Rogers

The Fort Whoop Up Knap-In Dates TBD with the Blackpowder Club at the Blackpowder Range Lethbridge Alberta

Contact Barry Rogers 403 678 5041, for more information in the Spring.

We will join the Black Powder Rendezvous so bring some points and knives to sell to them at the auction and anything else they may want.   Any knapper with a black powder gun can participate in the shoots. They must have insurance or purchase it from the Black Powder Club for $5.  The knap-in is free for preregistered knappers.  Period dress is preferred but not mandatory.  Located in the valley close to the confluence of the St Marys River and the Old Man River, near the original site of Ft Whoop Up.  Free camping will be available on the banks of the Old Man River.

Master Knappers from Canada and the US will be available to instruct those who want to learn or improve their knapping skills.  This is an opportunity to meet many knappers with varying skills and experiences.  Rock and tools will be available.

Many may choose to visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Fort Macleod, about 40 miles west of Lethbridge or Writing on Stone Park east of Milk River.

If you are a knapper or a wannabe knapper and wish to attend, register as soon as possible with Barry Rogers at rockybearroad@gmail.com or 403-678-5041.   This will help us plan our Sixth Annual Canadian Ft Whoop Up Knap-In and to secure a camping site for you.  Rock and tools will be available to use, you must supply eyeglasses which must be worn to protect ones eye from flying rock shards.  The weather man has promised warm dry weather.  There will be an archery/atlatl range. We expect 20 to 30 Knappers and 40 to 50 Blackpowder shooters.

There is no entry fee for the Knappers, wannabes and their families. You must register for a camping site either trailer or tent, no services, in open a field in beside the Old Man River.   There is lots of room for trailers, and tents.  Public toilets on site are available; no power or water.

A full service camp ground (Bridgeview RV Resort, 403-381-2357) in the river valley off of Highway #3 is available a short drive away if you require full services, call to make a reservation.

Hotels: Are available at the south end of mayor Macgrath Dr.

Lethbridge has supermarkets, Costco, Wal-Mart etc. There is a trailer dump station and potable city water available at the Tourist Information Hut (403-320-1222) on the corner of Mayor Magrath Dr. and Scenic Drive So.   A multitude of food, hotels, restaurants and stores are located in the south end of Mayor Magrath Dr in Lethbridge no far from the camping site.

Location: Ft Whoop Up, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

GPS Coordinates 4937.516, W 11250.813 for the range


From the East and West - On the Crowsnest Trail Highway (#3)
Entering Lethbridge from the Crowsnest Trail Highway (#3), turn South onto Mayor Magrath Dr.
go South (8 Km, or 5 Miles) and turn right on TSR 82E
Follow the signs to the site

From the South - coming in on Highway #4 (from Coutts US/Canada Border Crossing)
Head West (NW) on AB-4 N
Turn right onto AB-4 (signs for 43 Street N/AB-3)
Turn left onto S Parkside Dr W
Turn right onto Mayor Magrath Dr S/AB-5 E
Turn left onto 3 Ave S
Continue onto Indian Battle Rd S
Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre - 200 Indian Battle Road South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5B3, Canada

Note – A passport is required to enter Canada and return to the U.S. Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) indicate both citizenship and identity and are valid for entry into Canada by land or sea, though not valid for international air travel. As of January 2009, these licenses are only available in Washington and New York. If you wish to bring a black powder gun check with the Canadian Border Service on how to cross the border with it..

If you have question call Barry Rogers, (403) 678-5041 or

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