Discover our PASSION and HISTORY!

Welcome to Saint-Boniface, the heart of Manitoba’s French-speaking community and the Francophone capital of Western Canada. A bustling community awaits you. With more than 100,000 Francophones in Manitoba, you’re sure to be greeted with a friendly “Bonjour!” during your stay.

Saint-Boniface is right across the river from the famous Forks market and downtown Winnipeg. It is very unique in its architecture, French culture, Métis history, and language, though it’s the passion of its people who were destined to disappear in the history books but who have persevered, thrived, and share a unique “joie de vivre” (love of life) that make this area so inviting.

Saint-Boniface attractions tell of its rich history, while cafés, restaurants, theatres, and cultural sites share its modern experiences. Come say “Bonjour!” in Saint-Boniface.

At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community

This 40-minute film depicts the unique and compelling story of Manitoba’s Francophone and Métis people. At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community is your starting point to the discovery of Saint-Boniface. It can be viewed several times daily at the Tourisme Riel Information Centre at 100-219 Provencher Blvd. Call 204.233.8343 for viewing times or questions.


NEW Passion & Histoire Masks

Introducing reusable, non-medical masks available in 3 colours: navy blue, black, and heather grey. Masks are $10 each and can be purchased at 100-219 Provencher Boulevard or by emailing


PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG- Earth Day in Saint-Boniface

Kenza Zaoui - translated by Thea Wortley

April 22, today, is globally recognized as Earth Day. The initiative dates back to 1970 and has been taken up by 193 countries, with the goal of encouraging everyone to reflect on their environmental impact and how they can help take care of our planet. Seems like a good time to ask those same questions […]

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG – A conversation with Dr. Phil

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

PASSION & HISTOIRE BLOG – My 2021 Festival du Voyageur

Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley