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Batoche National Historic Site

The history and culture of Saskatchewan’s Métis people also lives on today. Batoche National Historic Site is a good example. Here you can explore Métis history, and learn about Louis Riel and how he led his Métis people in an armed uprising against the Canadian Government in 1885. This site features the remains of the village of Batoche, including the church of St. Antoine de Padoue, the rectory, as well as the trenches used by Middleton's army. Métis traditions can be experienced in numerous events throughout Saskatchewan including canoeing contests, strong man competitions and King Trapper events.

Batoche National Historic Site
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