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?
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 — Wednesday & Friday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Closed on Sundays.
Guided tours available by appointment only. Additional fees are applicable. Please email [email protected] 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+): $7.00, Children (0- 11 years) : Free, Family (w/youth 12 to 17):$20.00
Types of payment accepted – Major credit cards and debit cards.
How to get tickets?
At the Door
Coupons & Discounts
Show the following cards or coupons to receive a discount: “Show & Save” book, Entertainment Coupon booklet.
Membership cards: AAA American Automobile Association, AMM Association of Manitoba Museums, CAA Canadian Automobile Association, CMA Canadian Museums Association, Parks Canada (National Historic Sites), Cultural Access Pass
Guided tours are available by appointment at an additional cost.
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. 420
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.