In Riel's Footsteps
In Riel’s Footsteps is a bilingual outdoor guided tour of the Saint-Boniface Cathedral’s cemetery, an interactive experience that makes learning about French-Canadian and Métis heritage fun and exciting! Your guide is Angélique Nolin, Western Canada’s first lay school teacher, a dynamic character who knows a “hole” lot about Manitoba’s history. She makes sure your visit is anything but a dull history lesson…! From the arrival of the first explorers to the birth of a province, this cemetery tells the story of over 200 years of courage and perseverance.
Paired with a guided tour of the Museum, your group will also visit our heritage exhibits and learn more about: the early inhabitants of the region; the fur trade; the Red River cart; the history of the Grey Nuns; Louis Riel; traditional textiles arts; the Cathedrals of St. Boniface; turn of the century country kitchens and 1920’s townhouses, and admire the building’s architecture. Reservations are required at least one week in advance in order to schedule the appropriate amount of tour guides. *Earlier reservations are recommended for this popular program. Once all the details have been captured, you will receive a confirmation sheet by email; it must be signed and returned to us to finalize your booking. In case of a cancellation, please give the Museum 48 hours’ advance notice, to avoid being billed.
*All bookings include self-guided discovery of the Museum before or after your program/tour. Outdoor picnic tables are available for your use (our indoor classroom may be available during inclement weather). Please request when making your reservation, if required. To reserve your guided tour or other program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 204-237-4500 ext. 420
Summer Showtimes 2019