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Riel House National Historic Site

330 River Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z8, Canada
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Excellent stop

We were very pleased at how informative the guides (dressed in period attire) were in explaining... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Oilerman
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Calgary
Part of Manitoba's History!!

This "historic property" provides an interesting... and important insight into Louis Riel's... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
smdoctoroff
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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330 River Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We were very pleased at how informative the guides (dressed in period attire) were in explaining both Metis culture and the history of both the house and the Riel family. Its a small site, but very interesting. The estate belonged to the Riel family and...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This "historic property" provides an interesting... and important insight into Louis Riel's background and the community from which he came... and whose "perceived interests" he, and his followers acted upon!! Its definitely worth a visit!!

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The Riel House and grounds was like a little oasis in the midst of suburban Winnipeg. The Riel family lived in the house until the late 60s so none of the original furnishings were there but the house contained typical finishing from the 1880s. The...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

While Riel House was a well-preserved site in a nice location, it lacked vibrancy. Upon arrival the staff stuck to themselves in a group and did not engage the visitors to interpret the history. We were only approached to pay the entry fee and to...More

1  Thank MLY62
Reviewed 27 August 2016

As with many smaller historical sites the quality of the visit is often tied to the ability of the organizers to provide knowledgeable guides. The guide we had today was well educated about this site and the family who lived here. This attraction might be...More

Thank TL O
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very interesting guided tour available in French or English by tour guide in period costume. Well laid out and maintained with interesting exhibits

Thank DorfMooseJaw
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on Canada day so I got the full show from the employees. The house is set in the time period of Metis leader Louis Riel and it's actually on the historic river lot of his family. The grounds and garden are a huge interest...More

Thank Travellingfool2013
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Learned so much about Manitoba and Riel, and at $5/adult for a guided and personal tour, you can't beat this attraction.

Thank clbb2015
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I discovered the Riel House after a long walk from Winnipeg downtown in direction to south. I intend to visit the house alone, without guides, because my interest was mainly in what could be seen from the XIX th century construction made in the so...More

5  Thank Luis M
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The history of Manitoba has changed alot over the years and especially from what my parents were taught in school to what I was taught 30 years latter. The staff are fairly knowledgeable however depending on who you get tend to... exaggerate the facts especially...More

1  Thank a1wonder
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