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.

*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
or call 204-237-4500 ext. 420

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Summer 2019 Showtimes for Public Walk-ins

Tuesday - 11am

Thursday - 7pm

Saturday - 11am


From July 2nd to Aug 24th


Registration for private groups is required