Batoche National Historic Site

Journey back to 19th century Métis settler life on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, one hour north of Saskatoon. A traditional way of life changed forever at the final battlefield of the Northwest Resistance of 1885. Batoche is the scene of Louis Riel's last stand and a symbol of Métis resilience and cultural renewal.

The shuttle making its way across Batoche National Historic Site

Ride the Batoche Shuttle

Sit back and enjoy the scenic views of the rolling green prairies on this wheelchair accessible ride of discovery around Batoche.

Two visitors walking on Li pchi shmayn trail overlooking the South Saskatchewan River.

Li pchi shmayn walking trail

Explore the 700 m ridge trail overlooking the South Saskatchewan River.

An interpreter and visitors discuss at the wooden structure.

School programs

Are you a school teacher? Our school tour programs provide an engaging and hands on learning encounter with Métis culture and history.

Visiting Batoche National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, events, trails, shuttle experience, red chairs.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, museum, theatre, local attractions.

Tours and programs

Guided tours, programs, workshops, and learning experiences.


Daily visitor fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


Seasonal and annual admission passes.

Safety and guidelines

Wildlife, weather, environment, insect and seasonal safety, and site regulations.

About Batoche National Historic Site

Culture and history

History, culture, cultural landscape, designation information.

Stewardship and management

Jobs, contact us, public consultations, plans, and policies.

Indigenous Connections

Métis culture and connections, working together, and cultural use.

How to get here

Contact Batoche National Historic Site

General inquiries:
1-888-773-8888 (toll-free)

For emergencies at the historic site:

Hours of operation

June 28 to September 6, 2024
Daily: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
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