3-Day Winnipeg Art and Architecture

Day 1 You'll See:

Day 2 You'll See:

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On this 3 day grand adventure through Winnipeg your group will be able to explore the city's most iconic art galleries, gardens, and most stunning architectural features, from the Manitoba Legislative Building to the iconic facade of Saint Boniface Cathedral.

Day 1

Heart of the Nation Tour

The Heart of the Nation Tour allows you to explore all that the River City has to offer, a trolley tour that shows off Winnipegs most iconic sites, including the French Quarter, downtown, Assiniboine Park, Exchange District, Bell MTS Arena, the mansions of Wellington Crescent, and so much more.

Saint Boniface Cathedral

During a visit to this stunning architectural gem, you will learn all about the history of this church and the churches of the past, the last one built in 1908 and destroyed by fire in 1968. This current church, designed by architect Etienne Gaboury, actually incorporates the facade and remaining walls of the last church.

The Forks 

This year-round historic landmark sees over 4 million visitors each year, the attraction a large riverside community hub featuring shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation activities. The various buildings and greenspaces you will see during your visit were all built on an old abandoned railyard, with numerous buildings repurposed wonderfully while still keeping the historic integrity intact.

Day 2

Winnipeg Art Gallery

WAG features over 27,000 works inside as well as the world's largest collection of Inuit Art. The collection is so large, in fact, that in 2020 a new Inuit Art Centre is opening onsite. WAG was founded in 1912 and has since then grown into one of the country's leading visual art museums with a renowned international reputation. Throughout the art gallery, you will be able to explore European paintings, contemporary artwork, and Inuit sculptures.

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

These meticulously landscaped gardens feature Dr. Mol's bronze sculptures mixed in with the flowers, benches, and fountains. The park was created after Dr. Mol generously donated his works, as well as the Leo Mol gallery and Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio. The school studio shows how bronze sculpture is created with in-depth examples.

Rainbow Stage

Welcome to Rainbow Stage, Canada's largest and longest-running outdoor theatre! Located in Kildonan Park, this covered, open-air theatre seats up to 2,600 people and operates each May through September. The theatre features a dramatic domed roof that is reminiscent of a rainbow when the sun hits the curvature just right. Rainbow Stage is considered to be Central North America's premier destination for professional Broadway-inspired musical theatre.

Day 3

Exchange District

Welcome to Winnipeg's Exchange District, the cultural hub located on 20 city blocks in the heart of downtown. This National Historic Site was first founded in 1881, playing a big part in the city's key economic role in expanding to the west. Today the district features several restaurants, boutiques, theatres, galleries, museums, and more. It is considered to be 'one of the most iconic and vibrant neighborhoods in Winnipeg'!

Manitoba Legislative Building

Visit this neoclassical building and observe proceedings of the Legislative Assembly when it is in session from the vantage point of the Visitors Gallery, or take a building and grounds tour. Professionally guided tours will show you around the building and explain its history and architecture, as well as the statues and plaques throughout the grounds. These tours are free, with special school tours available from September through June.