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“Batoche - So well presented and so necessary to understand Canada !”

Batoche National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Batoche
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have read many books on Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont and Sir John A MacDonald and the NW Rebellion. Finally, I visited the historic site of Batoche. The site is beautifully kept and the staff working at the site are very polite, helpful and proud of this important part of Canadian Heritage. The introductory film concisely explains the historic setting for the battle that occurred here in 1885.The museum houses interesting artifacts and put them in context with those historic early settler times. The Church of Batoche, the Rectory and Graveyard are preserved as things were in 1885. The guides explained many interesting details and anecdotes about the Métis stuggle and their way of life. The rest of the site is well worth visiting even though you will have to walk a couple of km to and from the East Village but its well worth it to get feel for the land. Hats off to Parks Canada for keeping this site is such natural and non commercial condition !

6  Thank skibumal
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a few miles off of the highway between Prince Albert and Saskatoon, but worth seeing.
Tranquilly locating on the Saskatchewan River, gives a good perspective of early Metis settler life, and was not busy. As it is a Park, the admission can be used for a day trip to Waskesiu, so keep your receipt. Very nice staff, and small lunch room - cafeteria on site.

3  Thank Brett C
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I attended the Batoche National Historic Site with my daughter's class last month. The film explaining the battle (viewed before the walking tour) was very well done and nicely paced; both kids and adults were engaged in the story. The ensuing tour of the site fulfilled bringing that film to life. A highlight for the students was finding the bullet holes in the rectory. The hands-on demonstrations were eagerly tackled, and proved to be fun while explaining how things were done "back then". No one was longing for their electronics which were left on the bus! Well done!!

3  Thank MantarioGem
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect but I didn't expect to go to an actual town. It's both amazing and surprising that they left the old buildings from the Metis community there and preserved them as a historical site. Very interesting for history buffs and good activity for kids over 10 years old. This isn't an amusement park so it's not for the thrill seekers. This is for people who want to know about Métis, Saskatchewan or Canadian history.

3  Thank PAR671
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went on class trip with my Grade 4. Great tour, great hike, and a really nice building. They have done a great job, and teaching our history.

2  Thank Ernie1976
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