All of the places I have chosen will show you aspects of life in Manitoba when people first started living here. Many different cultures from indigenous to Metis to European stock have made Manitoba their home. Some were hunter/gatherers, some were fur traders, some were religious representatives, and some came to farm the rich land.
Situated where the Assiniboine River meets the Red River this has been an historic meeting place throughout the ages. Now it is home to stores, restaurants, playgrounds, a Children’s museum and the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Be sure to visit the Odeena Meeting Circle especially at times that are seasonally significant like solstices and equinoxes.
St. Boniface Heritage Garden
Some of the first settlers in Manitoba were Metis, progeny of French Canadian hunters and trappers and indigenous peoples, and this garden includes a Tribute to the Metis Nation designed by two Metis women. There is also an area that pays tribute to the first missionaries to come to Manitoba, the Oblates of Mary Immaculae. Nearby is the St. Boniface Museum where you can explore more information about the French Canadian culture so important to the founding of this province.
La Maison Gabrielle-Roy
Gabrielle Roy is a Franco-Manitobain writer who achieved fame with her novel The Tin Flute set in Montreal. She went on to write many other novels based upon her time spent in Manitoba, especially the years she taught school. Where Nests the Water Hen shows what life was like in a remote French community near Lake Manitoba.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
St. Andrews, MB
Fort that was Hudson’s Bay Company's home and a hub for First Nations trappers.
Private: Winnipeg River Heritage Museum
The Winnipeg River has played a significant part in the lives of the people who live near and travel on it. It is the significance of the Winnipeg River, the interaction of the River with the people, and the ultimate impact on the history of Canadian settlement, which is the primary focus of the Winnipeg River Heritage Museum.
Manitoba Agricultural Museum
Farmers worked hard when they first arrived in Manitoba. See some of the devices they used.
Winnipeg, Manitoba to Austin, Manitoba
Canton Block 廣東樓區 Historic Places Days July 8-23, 2023
Calgary, Alberta 1 place
Every Place, A Story 去到邊度埞方、都有故事、都有野講
Civic Museums of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba 5 places
Take a tour across the City of Winnipeg to explore the Civic Museums of Winnipeg!
The Acadian Story
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia to Grand Pré, Nova Scotia 6 places
The Acadian story explores several National Historic Sites along the Fundy Basin.
ReCollections: Places featured in Parks Canada’s New Podcast
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia 5 places
Discover compelling stories of people, places, and events told in Parks Canada’s new history and archaeology podcast “ReCollections.”