Ride the Red Self-Guided Tour

Starts: Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum
Tour Length: 11 km (19 km return)


This tour will take you to some of the oldest site’s in Winnipeg’s history, stretching from 1812-1870. We’ll be following the Red River, which is truly the heart of our city. In fact, Winnipeg’s original name was the Red River Settlement.

This river was the hub for all inland trade, and for the valuable furs that would be shipped north to Hudson’s Bay for sale in Europe. The rivers also dictated settlement patterns and the shape of our city.

St. Boniface, Point Douglas, and (West) Kildonan were some of the most important communities during the Red River Settlement period.  Although their histories are deeply intertwined, each area had its own ethnic, cultural and political dynamics. St. Boniface was the heart of early french settlement in Manitoba, and is one of the largest French-Canadian centers outside of Quebec. It quickly became a center for Metis settlement and political organization.

Tour Stops

1 – Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

2 – Saint Boniface Cathedral & Cemetaary

3 – Fort Gibraltar

4 – Elzéar Goulet Monument

5 – Point Douglas

6 – Scot’s Monument

7 – Ross House Museum

8 – Barber House

9 – St. John’s Anglican Cathedral

10 – Battle of Seven Oaks Monument (Main St @ Rupertsland Blvd)

11 – Bleak House

12- River Lot (Scotia St @ Rupertsland Blvd)

13 – Seven Oaks House Museum

The Pedal into History project was supported by contributions from the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, and Seven Oaks House Museum. We are grateful for their support.