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This 4-day adventure through Winnipeg allows your group to see the city's most iconic, most entertaining, and most educational sites. Spend your days exploring city museums, entertainment districts, and local hotspots while making memories and learning about the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba in general.
Walk among some of the oldest and largest trees in Manitoba as you explore all of Kildonan Park's amenities, such as the Olympic-sized swimming pool, kid's play structures, picnic areas, onsite eatery, duck pond, soccer field, and more. Some of the guest's favorites here at the park include the Peguis Pavilion, Rainbow Stage, and Witch's Hut, the latter a popular Hansel and Gretel cottage recreation.
The Manitoba Museum
This massive museum features exhibits on planetary and human history with bones, dioramas, and an onsite planetarium. It is renowned for its vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and diverse history, featuring 9 main interpretive galleries that allow you to travel back millions of years and journey through the rugged landscape of Manitoba. The galleries are set up to have you venture the land from North to South, moving from the icy arctic to the windswept prairies. The 3-D walk through the galleries will certainly keep you intrigued and entertained the entire way!
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'! The Exchange District offers several educational historic walking tours, the tours allowing you to explore the 'massive stone and brick warehouses, elegant terracotta-clad buildings, narrow angled streets as well as cobblestone paths and alleyways.'
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
During your visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights your group will be exploring various changing exhibits that tell the unique story of human rights. There are 10 core galleries within the museum, some of them including Indigenous Perspectives, Canadian Journeys, Turning Points of Humanity, and Action Counts. The galleries tell their various stories through interactive presentations, multimedia technology, and world-class design.
Welcome to Winnipeg's foremost destination, 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.
Splash Dash Tour
Providing scenic tours since 1992, Splash Dash Tours allows visitors to take quick 30-minute riverboat tours, the ride supplying an entertaining and informative look at major sites along the Red River. You will see sites such as the Donald Street Bridge, Manitoba Legislative Building, Forks Market, and more along the way. The boat captains will provide educational commentary and historical insights along the way.
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.
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. You will get Winnipeg's best sights and stories during this tour!
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.
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.
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Winnipeg your group will find the Riel House, the 'historic home of the pivotal political activist who led the Metis rebellion against the Canadian government'. This museum is open each July 1st to Labor Day, with self-guided touring options inside that allow you to explore the life of Louis Riel as well as the daily life of Metis families within the Red River Settlement in general.