Day trips from Winnipeg

Follow in the footsteps of the First Nations, Métis, trappers and traders who once lived and worked along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Visit four national historic sites all within 30 minutes of downtown Winnipeg.

Look no further; let these must-see places inspire your next outing!

A Parks Canada interpreter guides visitors on a history tour near the Orientation Circle. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is in the background.
The Forks National Historic Site
A 6,000-year-old meeting place in the heart of the city.
  • Walk: It's right downtown!
Youth playing croquet on the grounds of St. Andrew's Rectory
St Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site
A vital hub of missionary activity for the lower Red River Settlement in the 1800s.
  • Drive: 25 minutes
A costumed guide and two children making bannock in front of a stone fireplace at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Historic fur trading post and original highway to the west.
  • Drive: 30 minutes
 Historic interpreters engage with visitors in the gardens at Riel House National Historic Site.
Riel House National Historic Site
The family home of Louis Riel, Métis founder of Manitoba.
  • Drive: 15 minutes
  • Transit: 40 minutes

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