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Beautiful historical site.

I knew about the Battle of Batoche from high school but never had visited the site before. Also... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Annette L
Prince Albert, Canada
Living Canadian History

Batoche is a place all Canadians should visit. It’s a window into the lives of early Canadians who... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Batoche, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Annette L
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank noriksweb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"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

Thank Taylor G
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Customer service 5 out of 5. Every staff member was more than helpful and they made our experience wonderful. We highly recommend renting a canoe if you don't have one, the river view was so beautiful

Thank Theo Q
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The park office has a fantastic Museum dedicated to the history of Batoche and that is just the beginning. The site of the old church and house are filled with a terrific display of artefacts, and important locations from the battle are well preserved. We...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I recall learning about Louis Riel when I was a kid. Was in the area visiting family and decided to spend the afternoon here. What an enjoyable visit! We chose not to use the shuttle since there was a fee of $2.40 per person. We...More

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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
18 April 2015|
Response from sister2012 |
What days and hours are you open? Also cost of admission Thanks