St. Boniface

Birthplace of Métis leader Louis Riel and French-Canadian author Gabrielle Roy, St. Boniface is the capital of Manitoba’s francophone community!

Established during the fur trade era, St. Boniface enjoys the most distinguished past of any Winnipeg community. A stroll through the heart of St. Boniface along Provencher Boulevard and Taché Avenue will take you past many signs and landmarks of the area’s illustrious history and unique architectural heritage.

Visit the majestic ruins of the St. Boniface Cathedral and the tomb of Louis Riel. Explore Gabrielle Roy’s childhood home at 375 Deschambault, then head to the former Grey Nuns’ Convent and Winnipeg’s oldest building which now houses the St. Boniface Museum. From there, you can see Université de Saint-Boniface, Western Canada’s oldest post-secondary educational institution.