Manitoba’s urban francophone community
Winnipeg’s francophone community welcomes you! Discover the tourist attractions of the bilingual neighbourhoods of St. Boniface, St. Vital and St. Norbert, where you will learn more about the long and eventful history of Manitoba’s francophone community and its rich culture.
Head to the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, where the first Voyageurs arrived in the 18th century. Walk across the magnificent pedestrian bridge connecting St. Boniface and the Forks, visit the Riel House National Historic Site, which honours the memory of Métis leader Louis Riel, Manitoba’s “founding father,” or browse the local wares at the St. Norbert Farmer's Market.
Manitoba offers a wealth of diverse attractions. The best way to plan your itinerary so you don’t miss out on anything is to visit the Tourisme Riel tourist information centre at 219 Provencher Blvd., open year-round. A second information centre is open during the summer months at the St. Norbert Heritage Park.
Birthplace of Métis leader Louis Riel and French-Canadian author Gabrielle Roy, St. Boniface is the capital of Manitoba’s francophone community!
With its new residential developments and its highly popular St. Vital shopping mall, this neighbourhood south of St. Boniface is now one of Winnipeg’s most dynamic communities.
St. Norbert lies just south of the Perimeter Highway, at the junction of the Red and La Salle rivers, sometimes referred to as Winnipeg’s “other forks.”