The Centre also features the most complete collection of genealogical information for French-Canadian and Métis families in Western Canada. The entrance to the Centre is unique, integrating the metal façade of the old Empire Hotel, a former Winnipeg landmark built in 1881 and demolished in 1982. The building also houses the oldest historical society in Western Canada, the “Société historique de Saint-Boniface,” (SHSB), which was founded in 1902.
Open year round Mon. to Fri.: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.