Riel House National Historic Site of Canada

Step into the living room of the family home where the famous Métis leader, Louis Riel, a founder of Manitoba, lay in state for two days in December 1885 after he was hanged for high treason.

Inside this restored Red River frame house, you can reflect on the fascinating and complex story of Louis Riel and explore his modern legacy with knowledgeable guides. Learn about Riel, the daily life of the Métis and how this turbulent time in history gave birth to the province of Manitoba.

Tours of the house and gardens hosted by the Louis Riel Institute, outdoor exhibits and historic activities and special events are available throughout the summer.
  • Guided package/tour
  • Manitoba History
  • Service in French
  • Step-on guide service
  • National Historic Site