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Welcome to the RCMP Heritage Centre

Visit our galleries to explore over a century of RCMP history, from the formation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873, to the modern-day Mountie. Guests of the RCMP Heritage Centre can experience both the historical and modern-day stories of the RCMP through a variety of traditional and informative exhibits, virtual and augmented reality experiences, and live events.

The Centre is located on RCMP Academy, Depot Division land, where Mounties have trained since 1885. The Heritage Centre is operated by a non-profit organization, and supported by the RCMP’s Historical Collections Unit.

Towards a National RCMP Museum  

With excitement building around the 150th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and supported by a mandate to commemorate this significant part of Canadian history, the RCMP Heritage Centre is advancing plans to become Canada’s newest national museum.

Museums serve a civic purpose. In becoming Canada’s newest national museum, the RCMP Heritage Centre will engage Canadians in exploring the best ways to honour the past with authenticity and to tell even the most difficult stories with dignity and compassion.

There are many proud chapters in the RCMP story, and others that are intensely painful. By acknowledging the struggles of the past, the Museum will offer the chance for visitors to reflect, hear from diverse perspectives, and learn about Canada’s history and its future.

National Museum Journey

We acknowledge that the land on which we gather, and where the RCMP Heritage Centre is located is Treaty 4 territory, which is the traditional territory of the Anihšinābēk, Nêhiyawak, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota Peoples, and the original home of the Métis Nation. We recognize and acknowledge their culture and contributions.

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