Explore the life of Louis Riel and his struggle to protect the social, cultural and political status of his fellow Métis after the Hudson’s Bay Company sold Rupert’s Land to the Dominion of Canada. Learn about the daily life of the Métis and how this turbulent time in history gave birth to the province of Manitoba.

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Getting here

330 River Road (Saint Vital)
Winnipeg MB  R2M 3Z8

Hours of operation

July 1 to August 26

  • Friday through Wednesday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Thursday: 1 - 8 pm

Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 204-983-6757
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888
Email: riel.info@pc.gc.ca

To book school tours, group tours & other activities, contact:
Louise Riel Institute
Telephone: 204-984-9480
Email: RielHouse@mmf.mb.ca

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