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If you find yourself in the coeur of Canada, Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum is an essential step during your stay among us. An indispensable reference if you want to discover or better understand some of these most interesting facts about Manitoba:

Winnipeg boasts one of the largest Francophone communities outside Québec? Yes it does.

The creation of the province was a Métis achievement? Undoubtedly yes.

The largest collection of objects linked to Métis leader Louis Riel can be viewed here? It absolutely can.

Winnipeg’s oldest building is also the largest oak log structure in North America? You bet it is, and you’re more than welcome to come in!

Be greeted by our famous joie de vivre, the warmth of the wood, hear the creaks with each step, and feel the slant that only 170 years of settling near the banks of the infamous Red River can create.

Housed within the original Grey Nuns’ Convent, Le Musée is without a doubt unique! It proudly holds and manages a large and growing collection of regionally and nationally significant artifacts relating to topics such as the fur-trade and early French-Canadian settlers of Manitoba, the Grey Nuns, the Métis people and Louis Riel, founding father of Manitoba. A beautiful chapel tells the dramatic story of St. Boniface’s churches, basilicas and cathedrals. A mixture of informative exhibits balances the experience with “tableaux vivants” rooms where visitors find themselves looking into a variety of scenes such as a bison hunt camp, a turn-of-the-century country kitchen and a 1920’s upper-middle-class city house.

Le Musée has a rustic chic boutique full of local artisans’ works, indigenous jewellery and crafts, French-Canadian and Métis specialty items as well as old-fashioned children’s toys. Take a stroll down beautiful historic avenue Taché and experience joie de vivre in the coeur of Canada.

Here are our hours in effect right now:
Mon to Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sat: Noon – 4pm
Sun: Closed

As of May 23 to September 2 2017:
Mon to Wed: 10am – 4pm
Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: Closed

During the Summer Games (July 27 to August 13):
Mon to Wed: 10am – 4pm
Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri to Sun: 10am – 4pm

For more information:
Phone:  (204) 237-4500
Web:     www.msbm.mb.ca
Email:   info@msbm.mb.ca
Address: 494 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada