Discover our PASSION and HISTORY!

Welcome to Saint-Boniface, the heart of Manitoba’s French-speaking community and the Francophone capital of Western Canada. A bustling community awaits you. With more than 100,000 Francophones in Manitoba, you’re sure to be greeted with a friendly “Bonjour!” during your stay.

Saint-Boniface is right across the river from the famous Forks market and downtown Winnipeg. It is very unique in its architecture, French culture, Métis history, and language, though it’s the passion of its people who were destined to disappear in the history books but who have persevered, thrived, and share a unique “joie de vivre” (love of life) that make this area so inviting.

Saint-Boniface attractions tell of its rich history, while cafés, restaurants, theatres, and cultural sites share its modern experiences. Come say “Bonjour!” in Saint-Boniface.

At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community

This 40-minute film depicts the unique and compelling story of Manitoba’s Francophone and Métis people. At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community is your starting point to the discovery of Saint-Boniface. It can be viewed several times daily at the Tourisme Riel Information Centre at 100-219 Provencher Blvd. Call 204.233.8343 for viewing times or questions.


NEW Passion & Histoire Masks

Introducing reusable, non-medical masks available in 3 colours: navy blue, black, and heather grey. Masks are $10 each and can be purchased at 100-219 Provencher Boulevard or by emailing


  • 11 Feb 2022

    Festival du Voyageur

    Western Canada’s largest winter festival!

  • 24 Sep 2021

    Culture Days

    Free, hands-on, and interactive activities inviting the public to engage with artists in the community.

  • 1 Aug 2021

    Folklorama – French-Canadian Pavilion

    The largest and longest-running multicultural festival in the world!

  • 16 Jul 2021

    Movies under the stars

    Free – coming soon!

  • 1 Jul 2021

    Virtual Canada Day Event

    Virtual Event with Barney Morin


PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG – A conversation with Dr. Phil

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

There are limitless online resources for learning about the francophone history of Saint-Boniface. I’ve already introduced you to a couple: At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community documentary, Léon et sa maison, and now here’s a new one: A Visit with Dr. Phil. The Saint-Boniface Museum offers a one-hour, documentary-style interview with Dr. Philippe Mailhot.     The Creation of […]

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG – My 2021 Festival du Voyageur

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley