Riel House National Historic Site

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, Anisininew, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Red River Métis.

Featured things to do

Tours and programs

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.

Event rentals

Host your wedding, reunion or outdoor party under the tent at Riel House National Historic Site.

Services and information

Activities and experiences

Things to do, events, tours, Xplorers, red chairs.

Culture and history

Métis connections, history, artifacts, cultural landscape.

Stewardship and management

Partners, film permits, photography permits, contact and management statement.


Daily visitor fees, site and facility use, reservation services. Free admission for youth.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, hours of operation, fees, Indigenous Peoples Open Doors Program.

Tours and programs

Guided tours and learning experiences.

How to get here

Contact Riel House National Historic Site

General inquiries:
Phone number: 1-888-773-8888 (toll free)
Phone number: 204-983-6757
Email address: manitoba@pc.gc.ca

For emergencies within the national historic site:
Phone number: 911

To book school tours, group tours & other activities, contact:
Louis Riel Institute
Email address: rielhouse@lrilearn.ca

Hours of operation

July 2 to Aug. 24
Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Closed Aug. 5

Complete schedule

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