FORT LA REINE MUSEUM

Preserving Prairie Culture

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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

TBD - 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

Admission

• 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

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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

R1N3Z9

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 Updates

All visitors must follow all Public Health Manitoba Covid-19 Guidelines. It is our responsibility to insure that staff, volunteers, and visitors are safe while at the Fort la Reine Museum.

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

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

  • Visitors not residing in Manitoba may not enter the Museum during inter-provincial travel bans.

  • Card payments are preferred at this time.

  • Specialty programs, like our Tea Party Tours, are only available to those in the same household.

  • Visitors are asked not to touch furniture or artefacts.

  • Paper travel brochures have been limited.