Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

494 Tache Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2H 2B2


204–237-4500 ext.400

Year Round

About Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Built between 1845 and 1851, this former Grey Nuns’ convent houses the Museum and is in fact its principal artifact. It is the oldest remaining structure in the city of Winnipeg and the largest oak log building in North America. The first hospital in Western Canada, the building is also a symbol of the 19th century missionary effort carried out in the West by the Grey Nuns and other Catholic communities from their St. Boniface base.

What to Do at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum?

The Museum presents an impressive collection of artifacts that reveal the lives and culture of the Francophone and Métis communities of Manitoba.

Among the 30000 artifacts are Proulx loom, Moïse Richard table and armchair, toys and home made statuettes, and beautiful beadworks, paintings, sculptures, and drawings. The museum has a section dedicated to Louis Riel where you can learn all about his life and death, a period room illustrating traditional crafts and daily life among French-Canadian families at the start of the 20th century.

The museum also conducts summer day camps, workshops, theatre.

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum can be rented for small receptions, concerts and meetings.

The Museum hosts an outdoor Tour ‘In Riel’s Footsteps‘ annually in July and August. This is an outdoor guided tour of the Cathedral cemetery and tells the story of the French-Canadian and Metis heritage.

When to visit Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum?


Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday & Saturday | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Guided tours available by appointment only. Additional fees are applicable. Please email reservations@msbm.mb.ca or phone (204) 237‑4500 ext 421

Time required to visit:

1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest

How much will it cost to visit Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum?

Admission: General (12+): Pay as you wish/Person, Children (0- 11 years): Free, Family (w/youth 12 to 17): Pay as you wish/Family

Types of payment accepted – Major credit cards and debit cards.

How to get tickets?
At the Door

How to get to Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum?

Address: Located at 494 Taché Avenue, between Avenue de la Cathédrale and Despins Street in Saint-Boniface, part of Winnipeg’s Riel District.

Lat: 49.8877582994 Lon: -97.1236025079

204-237-4500 ext.400

(204) 237-4500 ext. 420

Get Directions from Your Location

On foot: 20-minute walk from The Forks Market by either going over the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge which leads to the corner of Provencher Boulevard and Taché Avenue, or over the Norwood Bridge that connects Main Street in Winnipeg and Marion and Goulet Streets in Saint-Boniface.

Public Transit Accessibility: Winnipeg Transit routes 10 and 56. Consult the Winnipeg Transit web site for fares and schedules.

Parking: Parking along the street is free, with a two-hour limit on Avenue de la Cathédrale and Despins Street.


What about amenities and accessibility?


Wheel chair accessible


Wash rooms/ family friendly

Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum features a shop that offers a variety of souvenirs, gifts and heritage-themed items related to the fur trade and the French and Métis cultures.

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