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St. Vital

The junction of St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s Road, in the heart of Old St. Vital, has long been a natural meeting place. St. Mary’s Road was once the famous Crow Wing Trail, an ox cart path that wound its way along the east side of the Red River to Minnesota. The first homes in the St. Vital area began appearing around 1822 when retired fur traders and Métis who took up farming along the Red River, and the community began to take shape in the 1920s and 1930s, when businesses and homes started to multiply in the area. With the waning of the buffalo hunt in the 1850s, the area grew in importance as it developed a thriving market garden economy, with its residents supplying the growing communities of Winnipeg and St. Boniface with fresh fruit and dairy products. The community further developed after 1930, and the area amalgamated with the City of Winnipeg in 1972. The south end of the area is where one finds the Riel House National Historic Site of Canada and, nearby, one of the largest parks in the city, St. Vital Park. Visitors will surely appreciate the area for the variety of its restaurants, services and businesses.

Jardins Saint-Léon Gardens

Winnipeg’s only Francophone outdoor market, Jardins Saint-Léon Gardens is popular with Winnipeggers who seek fresh, locally-grown, fruits, vegetables, flowers and bedding plants. More »

Open from May to end of Sept.
French spoken at all times

419 St. Mary's Rd., R2M 3K5

(204) 237-7216 Off season 233-6834

(204) 233-6834


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Old St. Vital

This splendid historic neighbourhood has undergone a significant transformation during the last few years. Store fronts are decorated with beautiful flower boxes, and many planters embellish St. Mary... More »

Documentation available in French
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Riel House National Historic Site (Parks Canada)

A National Historic Site, Riel House was the home of Louis Riel’s family, and where their descendants continued to reside until 1969. It has since been restored to its 1886 appearance and... More »

School programs : May & June
General public: July & August
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
French spoken at all times

330 River Rd.
Winnipeg, MB
R2M 4A5



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Royal Canadian Mint and Boutique

Plan a visit that will help you appreciate the technology and innovation of the Royal Canadian Mint. The Interactive Museum describes the fascinating coin production process. You will even have the... More »

Open year round
June-August: Open every day.
9am to 5pm.
September-May (Victoria Day): Tuesday to Saturday.
9am to 5pm.
June-august: Every day.
9:30am to 4pm.
September-May (Victoria Day): Tuesday to Saturday.
9am to 4pm.
French spoken during the high season

520 Lagimodière Blvd., R2J 3E7

(204) 983-6429

(204) 255-5203


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St. Vital Park

One of Winnipeg’s most beautiful parks, it lies on the east bank of the Red River (River Road, just north of Bishop Grandin Boulevard). It features a pond, several hiking trails, a playground... More »

Open year round
Documentation available in French

(204) 986-7623

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