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 !
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.