Facilities Rental

Amazing Spaces, Powerful Meeting Places

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a stunning new international architectural icon that could be the perfect venue for your next social event. We offer a number of rental venues that have the potential to inspire your guests in powerful ways.  


  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum in Canada's history to be built outside the National Capital Region, and is located in Winnipeg for good reason. The city has an inspiring human rights legacy, which includes the labour rights struggle of the 1919 Winnipeg Strike, Nellie McClung’s fight for women’s right to vote, and defense of French language rights.
  • The Museum is a high-performance “green building” constructed to meet LEED Silver certification. This means that the construction process as well as the finished product must adhere to strict sustainability standards.
  • Complimentary wireless internet

For more detailed information about this space, view the Capacity Chart.

For more info explore the rooms listed below or contact events [at] humanrights.ca


Bonnie & John Buhler Hall

Hundreds of people gathered in a large hall.

A vast welcome and gathering place, Bonnie & John Buhler Hall is the largest space available for special events. It boasts over 7,260 square feet of open space, with dramatic high ceilings. Wrapping around the hall are concrete and glass ramps, which transition up to the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation. Create a memorable gala event with 400 guests, set up the hall as theatre space for 500 people, or entertain up to 700 with a reception. This architectural gem will make any event you hold here unique and unforgettable. Private entrance, foyer and coat check area included.

For more detailed information about this space, view the Capacity Chart.


Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation

Large contemporary space with rocks and greenery.

This interior marvel is located in the atrium of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. With 4,400 square feet of space, surrounded by windows and filled with natural light, the Garden is a perfect setting for an intimate dinner for 60 people; it can also accommodate a reception for up to 150 people. The Garden is a truly unique gathering space. 

For more detailed information about this space, view the Capacity Chart.


Manitoba Teachers' Society Classroom(s) and The Forks North Portage Partnership Classroom Lobby

This smart meeting space could be ideal for your next meeting or conference. The 3,080-square-foot space can be divided into three sections. The wall dividers are white boards, while LCD projectors and screens are suspended from the vaulted ceiling, and can be lowered depending on your needs.

The Manitoba Teachers' Society classrooms are the perfect meeting space from 15-75 participants. The Forks North Portage Partnership Classroom Lobby is filled with windows and light – perfect for a break out space or a planned meal.

For more detailed information about this space, view the Capacity Chart.


Senator Nancy Ruth Boardroom and Carolyn Sifton Foundation Terrace

A table with 16 chairs are set up in the middle of a room with a panoramic view of Winnipeg.

High atop the Museum, the boardroom overlooks the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ interior space, the city, and prairie vistas for as far as the eye can see. A private terrace is directly attached to the glass-surround boardroom, which provides a special perspective. The view creates a unique boardroom experience. The 760 square foot room can be used for meetings of 10 to 30 people. Take your meeting to the next level in a powerful meeting place.          

For more detailed information about this space, view the Capacity Chart.


ERA Bistro

The Museum’s ERA Bistro is located on Level one, and will be ready to respond to the food and beverage needs of Museum visitors and Bistro customers, alike. Menus will showcase Manitoba cuisine and fresh fare. 

Book your event at the CMHR and get access to our in-house catering team. The ERA Bistro team can customize menus, and inspire your guests with incredible food and beverage offerings. 

Either way, the ERA Bistro team will be ready to serve you a vast variety of culinary delights, by Executive Chef Barry Saunders. 

ERA Bistro is open
 during Museum hours.

For more information about ERA Bistro:

Toni Hudson
Director of Food and Beverage, ERA Bistro & Catering
Phone: 204-289-2191
thudson [at] erabistro.ca