Are you into Culture, History and Art?
Winnipeg is the ultimate destination for it all.
*Canadian Museum for Human Rights– Officially opened in 2014, CMHR was one of the highlights of Winnipeg. The goal of the museum is to promote thought and conversations about Human Rights, an important and ongoing theme throughout the world. Evident in the architecture, thoughtfully created and built with each floor climbing from darkness to light. There are currently 11 galleries with interactive exhibits, media displays and videos in both Canadian history and around the world. There is no better place in the world to have the only Human Rights Museum in the world which explores the history and subject itself, than right smack in the middle of Canada. How does Canada set the example of this today? For starters, by taking in more refugees than the US, housing them and celebrating their heritage.
Starting June 2018, Nelson Mandela “Struggle for Freedom” Exhibit is on display. Ongoing at CMHR, there are lectures, film screenings, artistic and musical performances regularly. The museum is a cultural and proud landmark in Winnipeg which stands 7 stories high, with it’s genius planning of having each floor being brighter than the one under, showing hope and light at the top. Visit the Garden of Contemplation floor where one can relax while reflecting on all that’s learned in this museum. At the top of the CMHR is the Israel “Tower of Hope” where one can enjoy a 360 view of all of Winnipeg.
End your visit by dining at the ERA Bistro on the main floor for a delicious Manitoba meal.
HERMETIC CODE TOUR
*Take a “Hermetic Code Tour” through the Manitoba Legislative Building. Unravel the genius, creative vision behind the architect’s design. From the Da Vinci Code, Hieroglyphics, Freemasonic symbols to ancient Greek Mythologies – all designed and hidden throughout this mysterious building with meanings that intertwine in respect to Canadian history and politics.
BIKING TOUR THROUGH WINNIPEG
Take a Biking Tour is the perfect way to explore all of Winnipeg as it’s a Bike-friendly city and you can reach all the major points. Not to mention, it’s an incredibly green city in the Spring and Summer!
BONIFACE FRENCH QUARTER STREET
Discover the unique architecture and charm of this vibrant French-speaking neighborhood.
BOAT TOUR AT THE FORKS
Purchase a ticket right at the dock for a boat tour that leaves every 30 minutes for a tour around the forks. The friendly tour guide will share the history behind Winnipeg as well as the climate throughout the four distinct seasons.
Around the Fork market is a lot of food option to choose from. The Common reveals the popular micro-brew scene in Winnipeg as well as local wine. Throughout the Forks Market are small business entrepreneurs from all over the world: Sri Lankan, Indian, etc.
INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT IN WINNIPEG
Visit the International District, a 20 minute walk from Downtown where you can explore the wall painting commemorating all the diverse ethnicities the reside in Winnipeg: Vietnamese, Punjabi, etc. Eat at Feast Native Bistro for an enriching First Nations experience.
Discover the prairies that once made up all of Manitoba on this 640-acre nature reserve. Fortwhyte contains North America’s largest urban bison herd and there are lakes where one can fish, ice fish, skate, canoe and sail during the summer.
SOME OTHER CULTURAL FESTIVALS HAPPENING IN WINNIPEG:
Festival du Voyageur, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, SOCA Reggae Festival, Indigenous Music Awards, Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition and Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival.