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June 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023



Mobile application for historical tours in augmented reality. Download the app and stroll around Saint-Boniface, visiting the various stops on Winnipeg’s history.

Immerse yourself in Winnipeg’s vibrant past with “Histoire cachée – In Plain Sight,” a groundbreaking multilingual AR audio tour app! Delve into St. Boniface’s rich and diverse history at your own pace, experiencing stunning visuals in Augmented Reality and engaging oral stories in French, English, and French Méchif.

Discover the dramatic moments that shaped the community’s past, such as mail carrier Elzéar Goulet’s heart-pounding chase from Wolseley’s men; step into the lively world of Métis homesteads, and join gatherings of voyageurs and their families. Learn about the generational impact of the residential school system as you hear the stories of those who were affected by this dark chapter in Canadian history.

This interactive mixed-reality walkthrough of St. Boniface is designed to captivate and enlighten. The app features a range of themes that encompass family, cultural tensions, reunion, tragedy, tradition, and colonialism. With “Histoire cachée – In Plain Sight,” you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the area’s complex and intertwined histories while experiencing the power of augmented reality (AR) technology.

Collaborating with community groups, including Indigenous elders, the app’s creators have worked diligently to ensure that the stories shared are accurate, respectful, and inclusive of all perspectives. This commitment to authenticity and reconciliation shines through in every facet of the app, making it an essential tool for exploring Winnipeg’s multifaceted history.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable journey through time with “Histoire cachée – In Plain Sight.” Begin your interactive mixed reality walkthrough at St. Boniface today!

Download the app today!


Jeudis de la francophonie are located on Treaty One Territory, the home and traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), and Dakota peoples, and on the Homeland of the Métis nation.