The McDougall House @ Place St. Norbert - Historic Places Days

The McDougall House @ Place St. Norbert

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Historic Building
3514 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8am - 2pm


During the troubled 1869-1871 period, a Métis family by the name of McDougall relocated from St. Boniface. When the father, Daniel McDougall died in 1880, his wife and teenage sons built a 12’x 21’ log house in Lorette. The house was built with dovetail corners, the pinnacle in log building construction. It was relocated to Place St. Norbert next to the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market (3514 Pembina Highway). Inside the house are many artifacts and fascinating objects recovered from around St. Norbert over the years. Make sure you pay us a visit!


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts


  • McDougall settled in Lorette from St Boniface in 1869-71, during the troubled times which accompanied the formation of the province of Manitoba

  • First established a homestead on the South side of the Seine near Lorette in 1869-71

  • Bought land in Lorette in 1880

  • House was built for his wife, Marguerite, and 2 sons with help from neighbors in 1883

  • Bottom floor was a store, upper floor was where the family slept

  • Summer kitchen was added to keep the house cooler in the hot summer days

  • House made of dovetailed spruce logs

  • Dovetail joints prevent moisture from entering the corners

  • No basement, may have rested on a wooden foundation

  • Roof initially may have been of sod, logs, or milled lumber


3514 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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