Riel House National Historic Site of Canada

Aerial view of Riel House in St. Vital Aerial view of Riel House in St. Vital. Click to enlarge image.
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How to Get There

Riel House National Historic Site is nestled in a quiet, residential area in South St. Vital, Winnipeg. As its address at 330 River Road indicates, it lies just along the east side of the Red River. The following directions will make Riel House easy to find, no matter how you're travelling.

Within the City

By Vehicle
Riel House is located on the east side of the Red River, south of Bishop Grandin Boulevard in St. Vital, Winnipeg. Turn south from Bishop Grandin Boulevard on River Road for access from the north.

By Bus
The City of Winnipeg offers bus service directly from downtown. For current route and fare information, please contact Winnipeg Transit by using one of the following methods.

Road Map
Road map
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  • Winnipeg Transit’s Navigo system can help you plan your trip to Riel House if you are unfamiliar with the city’s bus routes. Please go to www.winnipegtransit.com/en/navigo
  • For timetable information, please go to www.winnipegtransit.com/en/timetables  
  • Telebus (204-287-7433) can give you the current and future times that buses will be arriving at your requested stop. The 5 digit stop numbers needed to use this service can be obtained by looking at the bus stop panels or in Winnipeg’s Yellow Pages.
  • Transit services for disabled persons can be obtained by calling 204-986-5722.
  • For other enquiries, please call 311 in the city of Winnipeg. Outside the city, please call 1-877-311-4974.

By Bike
Why not bicycle to Riel House National Historic Site? We suggest riding along the east side of the Red River, through nearby St. Vital Park, a beautiful place for an afternoon ride. Continue south along River Road until you reach Riel House National Historic Site. Bishop Grandin, because of its heavy traffic and 80 km/h speed limit, is not recommended for cyclists.

Outside the City

By Rail
VIA Rail has regular train service to Winnipeg's 100-year-old Union Station. Learn more about Via Rail service.

By Vehicle

  • From the North: Using Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway if necessary, travel along Highway #9 (also known as Main Street or Route 52). Continue south through the famous Portage and Main intersection. Just after the Norwood and Main Street bridges, Main Street becomes St. Mary's Road. Remaining on St. Mary's Road, continue south until Bishop Grandin Boulevard (about 10 minutes). Turn right (west) on Bishop Grandin Boulevard. Continue along until River Road (the next set of traffic lights). Turn left (south) and proceed down River Road to Riel House National Historic Site.
  • From the South: Using Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway if necessary, proceed north on Highway 75 (also known as Pembina Highway or Route 42). Proceed north on Pembina Highway for 10 minutes. Turn right (east) at Bishop Grandin Boulevard. Cross the Red River and turn right (south) immediately over the bridge. Proceed down River Road to Riel House National Historic Site.
  • From the East: Using Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway if necessary, travel along TransCanada Highway (also known as Fermor or Route 165). Continue west until St. Mary's Road (Route 52). Turn left (south) on St. Mary's Road. Remaining on St. Mary's Road, continue south until Bishop Grandin Boulevard. Turn right (west) on Bishop Grandin Boulevard. Continue along until River Road (the next set of traffic lights). Turn left (south) and proceed down River Road to Riel House National Historic Site.
  • From the West: Follow Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway around to the south end of the city. Proceed north on Highway 75 (also known as Pembina Highway or Route 42). Proceed north on Pembina Highway for 10 minutes. Turn right (east) at Bishop Grandin Boulevard. Cross the Red River and turn right (south) immediately over the bridge. Proceed down River Road to Riel House National Historic Site.
How to get there map
How to get there map
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