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The Grey Nuns' convent, Winnipeg's oldest building, houses Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum. Built for the Grey Nuns who arrived in the Red River Colony in 1844, the structure is an outstanding example of Red River frame construction. The Museum...more
I wanted some pics of the chapel inside this building. I went to the reception and said so and they let me in for free! I went into the chapel, looked and took the pics of some of the materiel then left. We didn't have...More
The museum itself was fascinating, the cemetery play was fantastic! The play was engaging for all ages, the kids in the group were entranced by the humour that made the historic information so relatable. Kudos!
visited during the winnipeg open house weekend.the inside of the building is so beautiful the room disply chaple walls from the early 1900 ..you can see the center beams through the building so nice . some Louie Riel and red river relics.
This is a great first stop when exploring Winnipeg.
(Second stop: Winnipeg History Museum)
Not only do you get to see the oldest building in Winnipeg, you get an interesting history lesson in the Grey Nuns, the Metis, Louis Riel, the fur trade...well, all the...More
This museum is "History personified"!! The "Museum building" is the oldest in Winnipeg (and was formerly a convent). The intriguing collection and exhibits reflect the historical impact of the french settlers and "Metis" in the socio-cultural development of Winnipeg and Manitoba. This, "out of the...More
I don't know how the Saint-Boniface Museum is not better known, but it should be on the itinerary of any Canadian visiting Winnipeg. Housed within the oldest building in Winnipeg is a stellar collection interpreting the lifestyle of the Metis people of the Red River....More
Well worth a visit, plan to spend about 90 minutes and learn about the history of Louis Riel and the Grey Nuns Convent. A walk through an important part of Canadian history. Wheelchair accessible and there is even a "cool room" in case it's a...More
Thank Wim V
Cindy D, Manager at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017
We are happy you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We always try to ensure our visitors have a great experience with us. Hope you get to visit again!