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Riel House National Historic Site

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Part of Manitoba's History!!

This "historic property" provides an interesting... and important insight into Louis Riel's... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Mark D
Penang Island, Malaysia
A Small but Rich Reminder of both Manitoba's History and the Riel's Lives

As with many smaller historical sites the quality of the visit is often tied to the ability of the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Tara O
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330 River Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids like coming here. On Thursday nights in the summer they have activities for kids and fiddling. Often there are days where there is free corn or bannock.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

I went here in the off-season with the thought that there would be much more to see than there was. The site is small and only has the one building, which was closed when I was there. I'm not sure it would be worth returning...More

Thank somegalfromcan
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were very pleased at how informative the guides (dressed in period attire) were in explaining both Metis culture and the history of both the house and the Riel family. Its a small site, but very interesting. The estate belonged to the Riel family and...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This "historic property" provides an interesting... and important insight into Louis Riel's background and the community from which he came... and whose "perceived interests" he, and his followers acted upon!! Its definitely worth a visit!!

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The Riel House and grounds was like a little oasis in the midst of suburban Winnipeg. The Riel family lived in the house until the late 60s so none of the original furnishings were there but the house contained typical finishing from the 1880s. The...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

While Riel House was a well-preserved site in a nice location, it lacked vibrancy. Upon arrival the staff stuck to themselves in a group and did not engage the visitors to interpret the history. We were only approached to pay the entry fee and to...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

As with many smaller historical sites the quality of the visit is often tied to the ability of the organizers to provide knowledgeable guides. The guide we had today was well educated about this site and the family who lived here. This attraction might be...More

Thank Tara O
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very interesting guided tour available in French or English by tour guide in period costume. Well laid out and maintained with interesting exhibits

Thank DorfMooseJaw
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on Canada day so I got the full show from the employees. The house is set in the time period of Metis leader Louis Riel and it's actually on the historic river lot of his family. The grounds and garden are a huge interest...More

Thank Travellingfool2013
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Learned so much about Manitoba and Riel, and at $5/adult for a guided and personal tour, you can't beat this attraction.

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