Located in the former Grey Nuns’ Convent built in 1846, the Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum collects, preserves, researches and interprets a collection of artifacts relating to Western Canada’s French-Canadian and Métis heritage, while acknowledging the historical contributions of the First Nations and the religious communities.

The museum houses a permanent exhibit dedicated to Louis Riel, the founding father of Manitoba. On display are the coffin in which his body was placed after his execution, locks of his hair, his revolver, pieces of the rope used to hang Riel, the white hood placed on Riel before he was hanged, his shaving kit, his moccasins and other items belonging to him.