Preserving Prairie Culture


About Us

Located on the outskirts of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, the Fort la Reine Museum is home to 25+ unique heritage structures. The homes and buildings are designed to illustrate the lifestyle of a prairie community from 1738 – 1950. Explore the life of early pioneers, discover the trials of frontier entrepreneurs, follow along on their journey of trading furs for goods, learn about our regional Indigenous histories, and step back in time to learn about domestic life from the 1850s-1950s.

Museum Hours

July 17 - August 30, 2021: Open everyday from 10am - 5pm

Aug 31, Sept 1-2, 2021: Closed for Exhibition Rejuvenation

September 3 - October 17, 2021: Open Fri - Sun, 11am-3pm

Please view visitation rules below, before planning your visit


• Adult: $ 10.00
• 60+: $ 8.00
• Student (Valid Student ID): $ 8.00
• Children (5-12): $ 5.00
• Children (4 and under): Free
• Daily Family Pass*: $ 25.00

• Individual Membership: $ 25.00
• Family Membership: $ 60.00


Members: Free regular admission for a full year, discounts on signature special events, access to resource libraries.

*Family Pass: Includes 2 children and 2 adults or seniors


Location & Other

We are located just off of the Trans Canada Highway, 45 minutes West of Winnipeg.

2652 Saskatchewan Avenue East

Portage la Prairie, MB


For the comfort and safety of all visitors, we do not allow dogs or smoking on the property. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Visitor Centre features accessible washrooms, change tables, and most heritage buildings are wheelchair accessible. There are some buildings however, that are not due to their historic nature (staircases, railcar corridors, etc.)

Covid-19 Rules

All visitors must follow all Public Health Manitoba Covid-19 Guidelines. It is our responsibility to ensure that staff, volunteers, and visitors are safe while at the Fort la Reine Museum. Under current provincial regulations, museums may only accept visitors who are fully vaccinated.

  • Masks must be worn while inside the Visitor Centre and Heritage Buildings.

  • Guided tours & general visitation will be reduced to small groups only.

  • At restricted capacity, the Museum may only accommodate 150 people at a time.

  • Card payments are preferred.

  • Visitors are asked not to touch furniture or artefacts.

  • Paper travel brochures have been limited.

  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated at this time - as indicated under the provincial Covid-19 guidelines.