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Batoche National Historic Site

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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.


Featured Activities

Ride the Batoche Shuttle to explore more of this 2000-acre historic site 
Hop onboard as the Shuttle calls at important sites along the way to help visitors understand more of the life of the Métis who made their homes here and of the battle of 1885.
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.
Kid-Fest 
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.

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