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Fort la Reine Museum, Pioneer Village & Tourist Bureau Inc.
2652 Saskatchewan Avenue East
Portage la Prairie MB  R1N 3Z9

Region: Central
Primary Phone: 204-857-3259

Email: Email Now

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.

For the 2019 Season, we will be hosting "Miijim: Traditional Foods of the Anishinaabeg" from the Lake of the Woods Museum (from June 1 - September 1), and "Keepsakes of Conflict" from the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (from September 15 - November 15). Come see our newest in-house exhibit: "Witchcraft Explored" from May 12 - November 15th.


Museum Events:

May 12, 2019 - Season Opener & Market (Mother's Day / Manitoba Day)

May 26, 2019 - Buns for Bike Week (Free admission, and discounted pioneer cinnamon buns for those who arrive on bike!)

May 27, 2019 - Allis Chalmers Building Open House

June 1, 2019 - Exhibit Openings of Miijim and Veteran's Memorial Wall Ceremonies

July - August, 2019 - Tea Party Tours and Prairie Sundays begin!

July - August, 2019 - Anishinaabeg Cultural Workshop Series (every two weeks in the summer)


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