Boissevain’s Museums

Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum

Featuring 3 Exhibit Galleries to Explore!

You do not want to miss visiting the Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum in Boissevain!
Located at 298 Mountain St. in Boissevain (beside Tommy Turtle)

Visit 3 unique exhibit areas located under one roof with a single admission! Museum Exhibits include:
-Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum
-Moncur Gallery
-Boissevain Model Railway

The Wildlife Museum also offers free access to the following (no admission required):
-Artisan Gallery
-Gift Shop & Souvenirs
-Visitor Reception Centre (Travel Manitoba)

The Wildlife Museum is open 7 days/week throughout the summer season from May-long weekend to Labour Day.

Open Daily: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Located at 298 Mountain St.
Phone: Phone number: 204-534-6662
E-mail: Email address:

Self-Guided Tours are available daily for the Moncur Gallery and Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum during regular museum hours.

Please Note: Tours of the Boissevain Model Railway Exhibit are guided tours.

Guided Group Tours

Guided Group Tours/School Classes are available from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm with an advance booking required.

We have guided tours available for all three exhibit areas (including the Moncur Gallery, Irvin Goodon Wildlife Museum, and Boissevain Model Railway). We can customize a tour for your group based on which exhibits are of interest and your timeframe of availability.
Inquiries/group booking requests can call Phone number: 204-534-6662 or email Email address: to arrange your custom group tour today!

Click Here for Guided Tours & Field Trip Opportunities at Boissevain Wildlife Museum

*If you are looking to arrange a group tour of the Wildlife Museum outside of our seasonal months open please call Phone number: 204-534-2433 or email Email address:


Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Gallery


View the mighty grizzly bear amidst mountainous terrain, or glimpse the legendary buffalo, moose, polar bear, wild boar and many more on display!

Over 4000 square feet of interactive exhibits from Irvin Goodon’s signature collection.

Now also featuring wooden chainsaw carvings from The Bear’s Den, with carved bears and turtles sculpted by Jason Soper.


Moncur Gallery

Photo of Moncur GalleryA collection of ancient artifacts: arrow points, ceremonial stones and other First Nations historical findings. Take a glimpse into their lives and traditions prior to the arrival of European settlers.

Featuring artifacts as old as the Ice Age!

Ceremonial stones, arrow heads, an interactive archeological dig, and much more to discover!

Co-located with the Wildlife Museum (298 Mountain Street)

NEW! Boissevain Model Railway

Located in the Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum (298 Mountain Street)

This newly restored collection was donated by Earl Patterson’s family and features three running lines with handmade displays including replicas of original homesteads and farming scenes, the Virden CPR station constructed from fieldstone, and featuring Boissevain Schools and heritage buildings, and other local attractions such as the Arts Park and Tommy Turtle. There’s also the Flin Flon Mine, Churchill Port, Anglo Oil Refinery, and the ever-impressive Bunclody Bridge to name a few!

You have to see this exhibit for yourself and the incredible amount of detail and historical accuracy!

Please Note: The Boissevain Model Railway is a guided tour exhibit. Contact us for book your tour or check our upcoming tour schedule.

Guided Group Tours are also available (please see the Guided Tour section above for further info)

Artisan Gallery


The Wildlife Museum is pleased to partner with the Boissevain-Morton Arts Council to feature the artwork of over 20 local and regional artists and artisans in the Artisan Market Gallery located in the gift shop of the museum. This gallery-style set up features ceramics, paintings, prints, jewellery, beaded moccasins, woodwork, photography, crocheting, and so much more. Admission to the Artisan Gallery is free and you can shop daily during the summer season from 10am to 6 pm.

Be sure to explore and check back over the summer for some unique finds and gift ideas! For more info on featured artists visit

*The Artisan Gallery Program is now accepting artist applications for the 2024 season!
Interested in learning more? Email for program details.

Wildlife Museum Gift Shop

Check out our gift shop for souvenirs, camping supplies, and so much more!

We are excited to showcase some new items from our local businesses so be sure to stop in each time to see what’s new!

Be sure to stop and take selfie with Tommy Turtle and press the button to hear him speak!


Beckoning Hills Museum


Just down Highway #10 from Tommy Turtle (425 Mill Road)

Unique collections and antique items gathered from throughout Boissevain and region. From old fashions, appliances, school items, even a three-room home!

The volunteers at Beckoning Hills Museum are working hard on some exciting changes and a guided tour refresh! Stay tuned for details…

If you are interested in volunteering with the Beckoning Hills Museum please reach out to the Municipality at (204) 534-2433.


Upcoming Events at the Museum

Come celebrate with us this summer for the following special events…


Go Wild for Christmas Holiday Market

The 2023 Go Wild Market was a great success! Special thanks to everyone who participated as a vendor, shopper, or visitor!
Stay tuned for the 2024 Go Wild Market dates and details…