Discover the heritage of the prairies, from First Nations people, to explorers, and pioneers.
The Fort la Reine Museum is dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Prairies, and of the City and Municipality of Portage la Prairie. The Fort la Reine Museum has over 25 buildings displaying 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, hand hewn log structures, and historic homes. For the 2018 Season there are two new travelling exhibitions to explore! Guided tours can be arranged for groups of 6 or more! Open to the public from June til the end of August; 10-5 Wednesday - Saturday; 11-6 Sunday; Group tours by are by appointment. Off Season visits can be arranged by appointment only. The Fort la Reine Museum is located on Hwy 1 & 1A, at the east edge of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. A short 40 minute drive just West of Winnipeg.