Riel House

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Riel was built and owned by the Riel family 1865. Louis Riel, renowned politician and leader of Metis rights and freedoms, didn’t live in the house, but was placed in the living room for a few days after his execution. His wife died in the house half a year later. It was turned over to the Historical Society 1968 and restored, and has been run by Parks Canada since 1969. Volunteer staff have reported seeing indentations on the beds, like someone were sitting or laying on the bed. Even though none of the other oil lamps in the house are lit, there is a light seen on sometimes in one of the main floor bedrooms. The bedrooms are on display but access to them is blocked off.

(Submitted by Heather)

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Geographic Information

330 River Rd
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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49.819133, -97.13636199999996
Division No. 11
Nearest Towns:
Saint Vital, MB (0.2 mi.)
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Brooklands, MB (7.1 mi.)
Kildonan, MB (7.1 mi.)
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Transcona, MB (7.5 mi.)
Saint James, MB (7.5 mi.)
West Kildonan, MB (7.9 mi.)


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