Are you in the loop about The Loop?
The Loop is a 9.5km walking trail in and around downtown Winnipeg. On July 31st, Tourism Winnipeg invites you to stroll The Loop with them and explore more than 50 stops focusing on Downtown’s distinct districts, unique architecture and iconic landmarks, and St Boniface’s historic sites.
Smartphone shutterbugs are encouraged to post photos from the walk with the hashtag #onlyinthepeg for a chance to win a prize packaged from The Forks and Provencher BIZ.
Meet at The Forks atrium between Johnston Terminal and The Forks Market – the walk runs rain or shine, and will take about 3.5 hours to walk the full circuit. Folks are also welcome to walk a partial circuit.
Looking for something out of the ordinary to do this weekend? How about a Medieval Festival “of music, dance, chivalry, food and merriment”?
There will be full contact jousting, archery, and heavy combat in armour. For lower-key folks, a live chess tournament, early music in the Cathedral, and “garden of ale”, along with a puppet show, medieval petting zoo and much more.
This unique event is held at the historic Immaculate Conception Church & Grotto in Cooks Creek, MB (about a 40 minute drive from Arrowhead RV Park) on Saturday, July 26th from noon to 6pm. Costumes are welcome!
Winnipeg is a great city for public art, and the Winnipeg Arts Council is running some great walking and biking tours to show off the fantastic works commissioned by the Council as part of the the city’s Public Art Policy!
From lunchtime jaunt, afternoon stroll, or ambitious amble, there’s a pace for everyone in this series of free tours to help everyone discover and learn more about the unique pieces that brighten our streets.
Here are some upcoming dates:
- July 27, 3:00 pm: Ambitious Rider bicycle tour
- August 10, 3:00 pm: Sunday Afternoon Stroll walking tour
- August 20, noon: Lunchtime Jaunt walking tour
- August 24, 2:00 pm: St. Vital, St. Boniface & Downtown bicycle tour
- September 6, 7:45 pm: Easy Rider bicycle tour, part of Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries ManyFest
Visit the Public Art Bicycle and Walking Tours website to learn more about which works are featured on each tour, and to register.