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Worth the visit.

Parks Canada is doing a good job here preserving the history of the area and it's people. It's an... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Milt D
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Parks Canada at its best!

We visit as many Parks Canada historic sites as we can and we are struck how the quality of their... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Douglas D
Burnaby, Canada
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Batoche, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Parks Canada is doing a good job here preserving the history of the area and it's people. It's an especially great place if you're Metis and/or your ancestors are from the area. That said, if you're able to walk the trails out there, just the...More

Thank Milt D
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We visit as many Parks Canada historic sites as we can and we are struck how the quality of their sites can be so variable. For instance, Quebec City was fantastic while Fort George (Niagara) and Fort Langley (BC) were lacklustre. Batoche, however, is PC...More

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

There's a few very bumpy roads getting into the Site but it's worth it once you're there. The shuttle is a great way to get to all the stops but the buildings can still be challenging for those with mobility issues. Friendly staff could spend...More

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I knew about the Battle of Batoche from high school but never had visited the site before. Also both my husband and I are related to some of the people that fought in it. It was interesting to see the area and what had gone...More

1  Thank Annette L
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Batoche is a place all Canadians should visit. It’s a window into the lives of early Canadians who struggled to make a country. It’s a tragic story..it’s an insightful story, it’s a story of power + misunderstanding from a time of promise. A guide is...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

"Saying, "Come Riel, we'll make a stand, here at Batoche, beside the river. Oh, never mind their Gatling guns, If we lose this time we've lost forever." Those words from Bill Gallaher's song "The Last Battle" kept running through my mind as I visited the...More

1  Thank Barrie-The-Fiddler
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

When touring the site remember this is where the dreams of a nation died. History is written by the victors so while the site tries to be sympathetic it doesn’t really hit this point. Proof is the state of nearby Fish Creek the site of...More

1  Thank 2RedSquirrels
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This site is integral to a good understanding of Canadian history, and the events that happened at Batoche are still reverberating all these years later. The guided cultural tour was excellent, and the 2 children in our party (age 8) were enthralled with the stories...More

Thank CdnMtnGal
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I try and visit Batoche National Historic Site two or three times a year. If you check out their website you will find that they have a number of special events throughout the year which make the experience even more enjoyable and rewarding. A small...More

Thank CruisinSaskatoon
Reviewed 7 October 2017

As with many historical sites - it helps to have a little background before visiting, it will make your experience that much better. Batoche was the small community on the South Saskatchewan River that Louis Riel set up his provisional government in. The community itself...More

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Arslan A
23 August 2018|
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Response from noriksweb | Reviewed this property |
Yes near the main visitors building. I think there are a couple of other spots on the site. We sat near the Caron House. I think we had a bench. It’s a beautiful place especially near the riverbank.
Allyson C
18 June 2017|
Response from Manoau2002 | Reviewed this property |
not likely I believe they lock the gate after a certain time. There are a few campgrounds close by (maybe? duck lake or rostern)
4 September 2016|
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Response from Bob155042 | Reviewed this property |
Middleton camp is were the NWMP fought not much there there are some markers to read and you can still see the gun pits were they were dug in not much to see there.. Fort Carlton is better to see there is a Fort there and... More