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opening hours

April to May:

Wed - Sat: 1pm to 4pm


June to July:

Every day from: 10am to 5pm

August to September :

Shooting the TV series about Gabrielle Roy. Thank you for contacting us


Wed - Sat: 1pm to 4pm

The museum of Gabrielle Roy

School and tourist groups are welcome even outside museum hours. Contact us for more information.

Admission Fees

  • Adult: $8

  • Family admission:$20

  • Person over 65 years of age: $5

  • University Student (on presentation of Student Card): $5

  • Child under 16 years of age (accompanied by an adult): $5

  • Group of more than 10 persons (per person): $5

  • School Group (per child): contact the museum


Mission :


The Maison Gabrielle-Roy offers its community and the public around the world a museum that pays homage to Gabrielle Roy by showcasing her birthplace, promoting her work and encouraging French writing and artistic expression in Manitoba.

Vision :


The Maison Gabrielle-Roy is one of the cornerstones of cultural tourism in Manitoba, allowing the public to discover a heritage site that celebrates the life and work of Gabrielle Roy. The Maison Gabrielle-Roy is also a leader in the promotion of writing and artistic expression in French in Manitoba, and is recognized as a key player in a vibrant and dynamic Francophone community.


In 1997, the Maison Gabrielle-Roy Corporation purchased the birth house of the Manitoban author for 

$155,000. The goal was to restore it and open it to the public. After the departure of Mrs. Roy, four owners succeeded each other. These are the Saint-Germains, Émond, Degagné and Uruski. The Corporation had therefore taken over a maintained house, certainly, but modified by its various occupants. In addition, the house had four apartments each with a private entrance. The restoration took two years, at a cost of nearly $650,000. All these efforts culminated in the opening of the house which became a museum in June 2003.


The birthplace of Gabrielle Roy is a very important and recurring symbol in the work of the notorious French-Canadian author. Her books and the descriptions we find in them allow us to mentally recreate the home at the time of Gabrielle Roy. For example, Rue Deschambault, takes place in this house where Gabrielle lived for nearly 28 years. She was born in 1909 and spent all her youth and the first years of her adult life right here in Saint-Boniface.


Our Teams:

  • Laurent Gimenez (Chairman of the Board of Directors)

  • Julien Allard (Vice-chairman of the Board)

  • Anne-Marie Maupertuis (secretary of the Board)

  • Jules Chartier (treasurer of the Board)

  • Louise Plamondon (Board  member / Volunteer Committee chairwoman)

  • Colombe Chartier-Fafard (Board member/Guide/Chairwoman of the Museum Committee)

  • Joanne Decosse (Board member / Social Network Manager)

Gabrielle Roy's museum team

Our Volunteers:​​

  • Claudette Dumas

  • John Dumas

  • Doris Lemoine

  • Nancy Porth

  • Monique Gravel

  • Louise Plamondon

  • Eva Dupont

  • Colombe Chartier-Fafard 

  • Rita Morier

  • Norma Rocan

  • Vanessa Gaillard

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