The Fort la Reine Museum is dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Prairies, and of the City and Municipality of Portage la Prairie. The Fort la Reine Museum has over 25 buildings displaying thousands of individual artifacts including pre-European contact First Nation's artifacts to more modern collections including historic fire trucks, an old print shop, "Fisher's" general store, the "West Prospect" school, churches, hand hewn log structures, and historic homes.
For the 2020 Season we are featuring the "Communication Culture" exhibit inside the Visitor Centre - exploring the profound history of human communication (June 1 - August 30). Our Fall exhibition is brought to you by the Thunderbay Museum. Explore the mysteries of underwater archeology in Canada's Great Lakes with "What Lies Beneath" (September 4 - November 1, 2020).
Open to the public from June 1st - November 1st;
Summer Hours: 10am-5pm 7 days a week
Fall Hours: 11am-3pm (Fri-Sun)
This Autumn, get lost in the Fort la Reine Museum corn maze! Find all of the scavenger hunt stations hidden within the maze for a chance to win 2 tickets to Fright at the Museum 2020. The corn maze is open 24/7 from August 15 - End of October 2020.
The Fort la Reine Museum is located on Hwy 1 & 1A, at the east edge of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. A short 40 minute drive just West of Winnipeg.
- Association of Manitoba Museums
- French Canadian Culture
- Guided package/tour
- Manitoba History
- Motorcoach tour
- Picnic Area
- Self-guided tour
- Service in French
- Some pets permitted (contact for more info)
- Star Attraction