Created by Winnipeg artist Miguel Joyal, the statue of Louis Riel was unveiled on the south grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building in May 1996. It replaced a controversial statue of Riel by Marcien Lemay and Etienne Gaboury unveiled in December 1971 that was moved to the College Universitaire de St. Boniface in 1995.
Louis Riel Statue (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88277, W97.14593
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Legislative Building (450 Broadway, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Louis Riel Statue (494 Avenue Taché, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Louis Riel Statue (200 Avenue de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg)
“Practical Results”: The Riel Statue Controversy at the Manitoba Legislative Building by Shannon Bower
Manitoba History, Number 42, Autumn / Winter 2001-2002
Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 February 2021
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