Riel House National Historic Site
Riel House is closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2024!
Explore Louis Riel's 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 created Manitoba.
Riel House National Historic Site is on Treaty No. 1 territory: the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis.
Featured things to do
Discover a restored family home and learn of the struggle to preserve a way of life.
The Xplorers program is packed full of exciting activities, fun facts and interesting ways to discover Riel House.
Come to Riel House this summer for a fun party and great music every Thursday. Play games, take part in cultural activities and enjoy delicious food.
Services and information
Things to do, events, tours, Xplorers, red chairs.
Métis connections, history, artifacts, cultural landscape.
Partners, film permits, photography permits, contact and management statement.
Daily visitor fees, site and facility use, reservation services. Free admission for youth.
How to get here, facilities and services, hours of operation, fees, Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program.
Guided tours and learning experiences.
Contact Riel House National Historic Site
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-983-6757
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For emergencies within the national historic site:
Phone number: 911
To book school tours, group tours & other activities, contact:
Louis Riel Institute
Email address: email@example.com
Hours of operationJuly 1 to Aug. 25
Friday to Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursdays: 1 pm to 8 pm
12 pm to 4 pm
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