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Lac du Bonnet District Museum
790 Provincial Highway 502 at Halliday Park
Lac du Bonnet MB  R0E 1A0

Region: Eastern
Primary Phone: 204-345-6329

Email: Email Now

Admission: Donations accepted

Regular Hours:
July - August, Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 - 16:00

Off Season Hours:
Last two weekends in May, open 12:00 - 16:00 First Saturday and Sunday in September, open 12:00 - 16:00

About the Museum:

Explore Lac du Bonnet's past while wandering through a fully restored log cabin, which is a designated Municipal Heritage Site. Built in 1935 by Norwegian homesteader, Hans Erickson, the cabin is currently located on the property of the area's first homesteader, William Duncan Halliday.

Interpretive displays and photos document Lac du Bonnet history from the First Peoples to early Pioneer Times.

Lac du Bonnet is known for its diversity of 27 founding nationalities including the largest Latvian Settlement west of Toronto.

Picnic in the park and walk the nearby Blueberry Rock Trail!

 Also be sure to visit Lac du Bonnet's oldest remaining significant building, the former St. John's Anglican Church built in 1906. The Church is located at 86 McArthur Avenue in the Town of Lac du Bonnet. It has recently been designated as a Municipal Heritage Site. 

Tours are available.  204-345-6329

Museum Events:


May: Annual Open House

July 1 & 2 Winnipeg River Rendezvous                                                                                                   2nd annual 1850 Fur Trade re-enactment . Start off with a formal Indigenous opening ceremony. meet the Fur Traders, learn about the Fur Trade in 1850 as you roam around the authentic period camps, and  experience musket demos. Bannock & wild rice will be available for purchase.  

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The Association of Manitoba Museums acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the M├ętis Nation.