St. Vital

St. Vital – a traditional meeting place

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.

The area’s popularity is anything but recent! The junction of St. Mary’s Rd. and St. Anne’s Rd. in the heart of St. Vital has traditionally been a meeting place. St. Mary’s Rd., formerly known as Crow Wing Trail, was the region’s major transportation route used by Red River Carts to carry provisions from St. Boniface to Minnesota.

National Historic Site keeps the memory of Louis Riel alive

If a visit to St. Vital is on the agenda, be sure to visit the Riel House National Historic Site of Canada commemorating Louis Riel, the founding father of Manitoba. Riel’s body lay in state for two days in this house following his execution for his role in the North-West Rebellion. The house remained in the Riel family until 1969, and was later restored and furnished as it was in 1886, six months after his death.

If it’s a nice day, you can enjoy a picnic in St. Vital Park, one of Winnipeg’s largest parks. 

Come to St. Vital and check out its many restaurants, services and businesses. If you’re lucky, you might just bump into Stanley Cup hockey champion and St. Vital native son, Jonathan Toews!

Tourisme Riel

219 Provencher Boulevard
St. Boniface, Manitoba R2H 0G4

Phone: (204) 233-8343
Toll-free: 1-866-808-8338
Fax: 204-233-8360

Jardins Saint-Léon Gardens

Culinary Tourism, Outdoor Activities, Shops & services

Winnipeg’s only Francophone outdoor market, Jardins Saint-Léon Gardens is popular with Winnipeggers who seek fresh, locally-grown, fruits, vegetables, flowers and bedding plants.

419 St. Mary's Rd., R2M 3K5
(204) 237-7216 Off season 233-6834
Open from May to end of Sept.

Riel House National Historic Site (Parks Canada)

Attractions & Historic Sites

A National Historic Site, Riel House was the home of Louis Riel’s family, and where their descendants continued to reside until 1969. It has since been restored to its 1886 appearance and...

330 River Rd.
Winnipeg, MB
R2M 4A5
School programs : May & June General public: July & August

Royal Canadian Mint and Boutique

Attractions & Historic Sites , Shops & services

Plan a visit that will help you appreciate the technology and innovation of the Royal Canadian Mint. The Interactive Museum describes the fascinating coin production process. You will even have the...

520 Lagimodière Blvd., R2J 3E7
(204) 983-6429
Open year round

Saint-Boniface Passport

Visit Old St. Boniface, St. Vital and St. Norbert. The Passport will help you discover the treasures of the Riel District, Winnipeg's French Quarters.Adult : $25Child (6-17 year) : $17Senior (60...

1 866 808-8338
(204) 233-8343

St. Vital Park

Outdoor Activities

One of Winnipeg’s most beautiful parks, it lies on the east bank of the Red River (River Road, just north of Bishop Grandin Boulevard). It features a pond, several hiking trails, a playground...

(204) 986-7623
Open year round

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