Make your experience at the Museum special by booking a unique Tea Party Tour! Enjoy a guided tour of the Museum with a living-history interpreter, and enjoy a private tea party in one of our historic houses or on the porch. You will be served pastries and either tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or iced tea! Only $4.00 on top of regular Museum admission. Booking numbers restricted to groups of 4-15.


Join us every Sunday this summer from 1:00-3:00pm for a family friendly heritage activity! Activities are free with regular Museum admission. Check the schedule below!

July 15th: Bannock Cooking

July 22nd: Pioneer Cinnamon Bun Making

July 29th: Learn to Play Classic Croquet

August 5th: Learn to Cross Stitch

August 12th: Candle Making

August 19th: Old Fashioned Ice Cream Making

August 26th: Traditional Story Sticks


It is 1884, political tensions are rising in the Prairies between the newly formed government and the rebels. The infamous William C. Van Horne, soon to be President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, has arrived in the railway hub of Portage la Prairie. He is on his way through the Rocky Mountains to complete the railway from coast to coast. You and your friends have heard that there may be more political reasons behind “connecting Canada by rail”, and decide to break into “Le Rideau” (Van Horne’s private business railcar) to discover the secret plans orchestrated by Canada’s Prime Minister and Van Horne’s business partner, John A. MacDonald. Unfortunately the door is locked behind you, and you must escape before you are caught and punished! Perhaps you can discover the secrets of John A. MacDonald and William C. Van Horne as you try to escape…

Booking Capacity: 3-6 players

Escape Time: 1 hour

Price: $15.00/person (or $20.00/person with Museum admission in August during open hours)

Available: Wednesdays – Sundays (August 22 – October 7)

10:00am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 5:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:30pm

Pre-booking is required ( / 204-857-3259), the experience is not wheelchair accessible, please dress for the weather as the railcar is not heated! Some puzzles may be challenging for children under the age of 14. Please note that no harm was done to the railcar in the making of the Escape Room, and all important artefacts have been removed for their protection.