Batoche National Historic Site
Journey back in time to talk with a 19th century Métis settler about life on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Imagine the shocking changes as the troops and warriors gathered and battle began to rage. Witness the bullet holes at the final battlefield of the Northwest Resistance of 1885 and learn more about how a traditional way of life changed forever as a new country began to form.
Through Batoche's on-site interpretation, its cultural assets and its multimedia production, students (school groups) are given the opportunity to learn by experiencing actual places where Canadian history was made. Join the North West Field Force for a day, help with gardening and laundry or "build" a Red River frame structure.
The public has the opportunity to converse with knowledgeable interpreters while exploring the site's architectural and archaeological resources. Batoche is a place where one can become familiar with Canadian history and or the Métis culture and heritage.
Is your class studying the North West Rebellion/ Métis Resistance? These programs showcase the very best Canada has to offer, telling stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples.