Delve 6,000 years into the past at Winnipeg’s “Meeting Place” while soaking up the bustling ambience. Learn how two great rivers at the heart of the continent connected the prairies to the world and drew in trappers and traders from lands far away. Discover how a way of life changed for the Indigenous peoples who traded, socialized, camped and fished here for generations. Trace the tracks of the railroad as it forged a path that changed the world once again.
Featured things to do
Riel House National Historic Site
Travel back to spring 1886, six months after the death of Louis Riel. Visit his family home and discover what life was like for the Riel family and Métis who lived along the banks of the Red River.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Standing on the bank of the Red River for more than 180 years, Lower Fort Garry tells inspiring tales of innovation, discovery and struggle. Chat with a 19th century Red River settler and immerse yourself in the daily life of the Fort’s inhabitants.
St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site
Learn about the significance of the St Andrew’s Rectory, an excellent example of mid-19th century Red River Hudson’s Bay Company architecture. Imagine the day to day lives of the Reverend and his Red River settler parishioners in the 1800s.
Riding Mountain National Park
Explore 3000 km2 of thrilling outdoor possibilities in Riding Mountain National Park where the boreal forest, aspen parkland and fescue prairie meet.
Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex National Historic Site
Canada’s last remaining early 1930s-style national parks entrance, the East Gate Registration Complex stands as a carefully maintained example of this form of traditional architecture.
Hours of operation
Parks Canada Info Desk:
April 3 - May 14, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
9 am - 5 pm
May 15 - Sept. 4, 2017
Open 7 days a week
9 am - 5 pm
Free admission. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list