Elzéar-Goulet Park

This park commemorates the memory of Elzear Goulet, a member of Louis Riel’s forces. Goulet was a proud member of the Métis community and came from a family of voyageurs. Goulet himself worked as a mail carrier and eventually became a captain in Riel’s provisional government. 


In 1870, some men who recognized him and his role in the resistance, particularly in the death of Thomas Scott, chased him and threw rocks at him while he was attempting to swim to safety, ensuring he drowned. This park on the banks of the Red River is dedicated to his life as a defender of Métis rights by designing the park in the shape of an infinity symbol, the Metis symbol.