A Métis settlement since 1822, it was the center 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.
Visit our information centre located in the McDougall House (3514 Pembina Hwy) for more information. Open from Victoria Day to Labour Day; please call for hours 204.233.8343
- French Canadian Culture
- Manitoba History
- Provincial Historic Park