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.

Announcements

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 info@tourismeriel.com

Events

  • 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!

  • 1 Jul 2021

    Virtual Canada Day Event

    Virtual Event with Barney Morin

Articles

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG – Summer time!

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Daneige Edey

In just a few days, summer will officially be here. Is there anything better than celebrating with a picnic in a park? The supplies To stock up, head to Bothwell Cheese and choose from their wide selection of local products. I love the Cocina corn chips, made right in Sainte-Anne, Manitoba. On the bread side […]