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French Manitoba

Whether or not you speak French, Manitoba’s French communities welcome you.

Manitoba’s French connection dates back over 200 years. The hardy, hardworking fur traders – known as voyageurs – made lasting relationships with Indigenous peoples and important contributions to the province’s history. Today, the Francophone spirit lives on through French-speaking communities around the province and must-visit attractions celebrating Franco-Manitoban culture. From visiting the burial place of the father of Manitoba, Louis Riel, to tasting the sweet maple taffy at le Festival du Voyageur’s cabane à sucre, you’ll find many ways to experience our vibrant French culture.

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

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Le Musée de St-Boniface Museum

Là Où Les Histoires Prennent Vie

Un gardien du patrimoine francophone et Métis, les histoires de ces communautés prennent vie dans le Musée à traverrs une collections d'artéfacts et des expositions captivantes.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Bilingual and steps from St Boniface

At this national museum, the content is fully bilingual; visits can be experienced in either of Canada’s official languages – English or French. Explore ideas and stories connected to human rights in this country and around the world; then be inspired.

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Explore Saint Boniface

The Musée Saint-Boniface Museum is the oldest building in Winnipeg, originally built as a convent in 1844.

Fort Gibraltar

Le Festival du Voyageur is Western Canada’s largest winter festival. For more than 50 years, this celebration of Manitoba’s French and Métis culture and heritage comes alive every February in Wininpeg’s St. Boniface neighbourhood.

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A group of people roasting marshmallows around the bonfire after an afternoon of snowshoeing.

Francophone Towns

In Manitoba’s south east region, French Manitoba passion and history are alive in places like St. Malo and St. Pierre-Jolys.

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We love day trips. Take one through one of Manitoba's cute and quaint Francophone towns, it's the perfect way to celebrate the fall season.