A Métis settlement since 1822, it was the centre of the early events connected with the Red River Resistance of 1869-70. The Métis, led by Louis Riel and supported by Father Noël-Joseph Ritchot, decided to oppose the Canadian annexation of the West without prior consultation with the original inhabitants of the settlement. Near the church stands the Riel-Ritchot monument, dedicated to the two men most responsible for the success of the resistance that led to the founding of Manitoba.
Main Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
WINNIPEG, MB CANADA
French Canadian Culture
Provincial Historic Park