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Interpretive Activities

Interpretive Displays and Outdoor Games

July 1 (Canada Day) to September 1 (Labour Day), 2014
Monday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Parks Canada’s welcoming and knowledgeable staff are on site to greet you and offer new ways to connect with the remarkable stories of Riel House:

  • Read the on-site interpretive displays to find out about the fascinating history of Louis Riel and the Métis of Red River;
  • Try your hand at a variety of outdoor games that will take you back to the time when Manitoba was young.

Tours and Other Programs 

Through funding from the Manitoba Métis Federation, the Louis Riel Institute will offer interpretive programming at Riel House for the 2014 season.

  • School Tours
    Kindergarten to Grade 12
    May 20 to June 27

  • Interpretive Programs
    Interpretive tours and hands-on family fun activities.
    July 1 to August 29
    Monday to Sunday
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Thursday Night Soirees
    Back by popular demand, Thursday Night Soirees will return featuring lively Métis fiddle music and special guests.
    July 3 to August 28
    Thursdays
    6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special Activities

This summer, the Louis Riel Institute is offering a variety of special activities, including workshops, historical demonstrations, summer camps, as well as a sewing circle.

  • Workshops
    July 5: Beadwork
    July 19: Finger Weaving
    August 16: Moccasin Making
    August 23 and 30: Capote Making

    * Please sign up ahead of time (see contact information below).


  • On-Site Demonstrations
    Invited guests will be on the Riel House grounds to demonstrate different historical activities.
    July 12: Blacksmith
    August 9: Blacksmith
    August 26: Willow basket weaving

  • Sewing Circle
    The Louis Riel Institute is excited to be hosting a sewing circle this summer! Anyone interested in spending time at Riel House to work on personal projects or even a project started through our workshops is welcome to join the circle.
    July 2 to August 27
    Wednesdays
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Summer Camps
    This year the Louis Riel Institute is offering summer camps for youth ages 5-12. The day camps are offered on Thursdays in July and August in both English and French.
To book school tours, group tours and other activities, please contact:
Louis Riel Institute
Email: RielHouse@mmf.mb.ca
Tel: 204-984-9480