Landmarks, Monuments & Built Heritage of the West

Riel House

Riel House is a National Historic Site because it is the house where Louis Riel's family lived for many years.  Louis Riel was a Métis politician who fought for the rights and culture of the Métis people by organizing them in uprisings against the Canadian government.  He is now considered to be one of the founders of the province of Manitoba.  Riel House has been restored to mimic the home of Louis Riel's family following his execution.  The house is a museum containing Métis artifacts and shows visitors how a Métis family might have lived back in 1886.

Click here to see what it's like inside Riel House.

Click here to find Riel House on a map of Manitoba. 

Find out what street Riel House is on.  Is it beside a park?  Is it near a river?  If so, which river?

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