PO Box 221
Manitou, MB R0G1G0

1-877-324-6645
gm@centralmbtourism.ca


Portage la Prairie

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 02:49

Fort la Reine Museum & Pioneer Village

Admission: Adults: $10, Students and Seniors: $8.00, Children (5-12): $5.00, Family: $25.00, Family Season Pass: $60.00

Regular Hours:
May 12 - August 31: 7 days a week - 10:00 to 5:00 PM

Off Season Hours:
December - April By Appointment Only September - November Thursday to Monday (12:00-4:00pm)

About the Museum:

Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Canadian Prairies the Fort la Reine Museum is home to 28 unique heritage sites that will leave you breathless. The homes and buildings are designed not only to show the artifacts, but also to illustrate the lifestyle of a prairie community. As well as the life of early pioneers, you can also discover the trials of early frontier entrepreneurs; following along on their journey of trading furs for goods and living away from their families. Browsing through the homes and the many displays therein; it will allow you to appreciate the hardships and joys of the early settlers in the prairie area.

The Fort la Reine Museum’s galleries display thousands of individual artifacts including pre-European contact First Nation’s artifacts to more modern collections including historic fire trucks, an old print shop, Fisher’s general store, the West Prospect school, churches, and hewn log structures, and historic homes. The museum pays homage to the beginnings of Canada’s railway, with historic railcars including the personal railcar of William Van Horne. The museum also offers a superior military collection, and houses the world’s largest indoor collection of Allis Chalmers agricultural tractors and heavy equipment.