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Riel House National Historic Site

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Address: 330 River Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z8, Canada
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A Small but Rich Reminder of both Manitoba's History and the Riel's Lives

As with many smaller historical sites the quality of the visit is often tied to the ability of the organizers to provide knowledgeable guides. The guide we had today was well... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

While Riel House was a well-preserved site in a nice location, it lacked vibrancy. Upon arrival the staff stuck to themselves in a group and did not engage the visitors to interpret the history. We were only approached to pay the entry fee and to pay for souvenirs. Perhaps they make more of an effort with visiting school groups. The... More 

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Canada
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

As with many smaller historical sites the quality of the visit is often tied to the ability of the organizers to provide knowledgeable guides. The guide we had today was well educated about this site and the family who lived here. This attraction might be a small one but it was rich with details about the life and times of... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very interesting guided tour available in French or English by tour guide in period costume. Well laid out and maintained with interesting exhibits

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on Canada day so I got the full show from the employees. The house is set in the time period of Metis leader Louis Riel and it's actually on the historic river lot of his family. The grounds and garden are a huge interest also.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Learned so much about Manitoba and Riel, and at $5/adult for a guided and personal tour, you can't beat this attraction.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I discovered the Riel House after a long walk from Winnipeg downtown in direction to south. I intend to visit the house alone, without guides, because my interest was mainly in what could be seen from the XIX th century construction made in the so called Red River System (or post on sill). But the young people from the staff... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

The history of Manitoba has changed alot over the years and especially from what my parents were taught in school to what I was taught 30 years latter. The staff are fairly knowledgeable however depending on who you get tend to... exaggerate the facts especially towards the Reil family members. Having done projects at a university level for terms papers... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

This is the Riel family home depicted during the time Louis was brought to lay in state. Grounds garden maintained by period tools. Can be a quick tour or nice spot for a picnic.

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