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Re-live the last battle of the Métis resistance in 1885, led by Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont against the government troops of General Middleton’s men at Batoche. The bullet holes in the rectory wall and gravestones in the cemetery tell an eloquent tale. Join staff in authentic costume telling further stories of Métis life beside the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Uncover history’s secrets with modern-day GPS.
Take part in a Geocache Treasure Hunt
Explore Batoche on a treasure hunting techno trail with the help of a smartphone or GPS rented from the visitor centre. Dig deep into history as you solve the coordinate clues and uncover hidden containers.
Stroke a cuddly bunny and meet Mr Goat at the petting zoo, discover your inner Métis warrior playing games of skill and strength as pint-sized pioneers hook bison in a fun fishing game.
“Journey Through Time”
Meet authentically costumed Métis settlers as you journey through time to hear everyday stories of the folk who lived by the South Saskatchewan River on the site of the last battle of the 1885 Resistance.