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About Riel House National Historic Site

Riel House National Historic Site

A black cross stands as a sign of grief on the roof of the quaint white house near the Red River that was once home to the Riel family. Step into spring 1886, six months after Métis champion Louis Riel was executed for his role in leading the North-West Resistance.

Learn how Indigenous and European cultures blend together in the Métis. Explore the gardens and the river lot system of farming that once took place here. Take a self-guided tour to learn more about the man who died to protect his community’s interests. Then step inside the Riel family home where traditional rawhide-strung chairs and homespun cloth sit alongside store-bought items such as lamps and clocks.



Riel House National Historic Site

330 River Road (Saint Vital)

Winnipeg, Manitoba


Tel:  204-983-6757

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