Tour the City of Winnipeg…

Whether by boat (or canoe), by bus or by foot, Winnipeg has a lot to offer visitors looking for rich history, culture, architecture or just a scenic view.

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Broadway Modern Tour – This free 90 minute tour focuses on the post-1945 development of the area as a premier business district and the collection of modernist architecture designed by some of Winnipeg’s most notable firms. See a complete listing of tour offered by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation here.

Splash Dash Guided River Tour – 7 days a week, days and evenings. Scenic and historically informative half-hour tours of Winnipeg’s downtown waterways leave The Forks harbour every 15 minutes from 10:00 am to sunset. See the printable tour route map.

Routes on the Red offers a variety of self-directed tours. You can choose to walk, paddle, cycle or drive & walk. Just print off an itinerary and go! Need a canoe? Rent here or here.

Take a tour of something wild and unexpected, and experience the spooky history of Winnipeg on a whole new level. Ride a bus to haunted locations or stroll through the streets hearing tales of true crime, plagues and medicine, vice and jail life, and the rise and fall of Winnipeg’s wealth. See the list of upcoming Muddy Water Tours.

For the food lover, the Downtown Winnipeg Biz offers a selection of food tours as does Exchange District.

The Magical Musical History Tour is a great tour for the music aficionado. Offered by Heartland Travel the tour departs from the Explore Manitoba Centre at The Forks.

Ride in style on a historically-inspired trolley while touring Manitoba’s capital! The Winnipeg Trolley Company offers public tours of the City of Winnipeg. Click here to see the tour map.

Home to the largest French-speaking population west of the Great Lakes, the St. Boniface neighbourhood is rich with history and culture. Learn about Winnipeg’s French Quarter, intriguing past and vibrant francophone community while visiting landmarks, must-see attraction and historic architecture during a tour offered by Tourisme Riel.

For information on more tours, see the Tourism Winnipeg website.

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