St-Boniface Museum

Top choice museum in Winnipeg

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A mid-19th-century convent is Winnipeg's oldest building and the largest oak-log construction on the continent. The museum inside focuses on the establishment of St-Boniface, the birth of the Métis nation, and the 3000km journey of the first of the Grey Nuns, who arrived here by canoe from Montréal. Artifacts include pioneer furniture and tools, First Nations' beadwork and weaponry, and the coffin used to transport the body of Louis Riel after his execution.