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Formerly known as CanWest Global Park, Winnipeg's premier baseball stadium was inaugurated on May 24, 1999. On game days, Shaw Park comes alive as avid baseball fans flood the stands, cheering on their favored team, riveted by the action on the field as the game unfolds. Home of the Winnipeg Goldeneyes, Shaw Park is located in the heart of the city near downtown and is one of the finest baseball facilities in the region. Shaw Park was constructed in three phases, with a final seating capacity of over 7000 and 30 luxury, private skysuites. The ballpark has hosted prestigious tournaments like the 1999 Pan American Games and has all the requisite amenities to qualify as a venue for international baseball championship games.
A stunning overpass in Winnipeg nicknamed the 'people's path', the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge connects Winnipeg's St. Bonfice and Forks districts over the mighty Red River. The bridge runs about 250 meters (820.21 feet) long, and boasts of a width that spans nearly five meters (16 feet). The monumental bridge is an architectural marvel that also incorporates a circular plaza, home to a restaurant and other businesses, making it the only bridge of its kind in North America. Named for Louis Riel, the Canadian political leader, it makes for a gorgeous sight.
Originally built in the year 1809, the Fort Gibraltar was a fort in Manitoba. Now listed as one of the National Monuments in Canada, a visit to this fort gives you an insight into the fur-trading era and the life in the Red River valley. The fort hosts guided tours for the history enthusiasts during summer where you can experience the lifestyle of people in 1800s. Besides, the charming fort is also a perfect venue for hosting your special events like weddings and receptions and provides rental services for the same.
Dominating the heart of Winnipeg is Manitoba's Legislative Building, an exemplary neoclassical structure that was designed by architects Frank Worthington Simon and Henry Boddington III. The structure is swathed in utter splendor and features endless elements across its impressive exterior and its immaculate interior. But the crown jewel of the building is the Golden Boy, joyfully perched atop the building's central cupola, emblematic of the province's prosperity and all-round progress. Several of the building's features are inspired by mythical figures across cultures, like the Goddess Europa that signifies Canada's European heritage, or Egyptian sphinxes that flank the building's main pediment and act as an ode to the Sun God Ra. Other notable elements of this magnificent building include the Grand Staircase, the rotunda with Corinthian columns, and the Legislative Chamber.
The establishment of the Winnipeg branch of the Royal Canadian Mint in 1976 came after years of deliberation, the end result of which was a split between the production of collector's coins and circulation coins between the historic Mint in Ottawa and the new facility in Winnipeg. Designed by the architect, Étienne Gaboury, the triangular, glass edifice of the Royal Canadian Mint rises majestically above the surrounding prairie, like a futuristic ship sailing across a sea of green, its glimmering face reflected in the waters of the pond nearby. The Mint produces all of the country's circulation coins, in addition to those of over 70 other countries. A tour of the facility offers an insight into the intriguing world of numismatics, while the boutique and museum showcase historic currencies, collector's coins and a famed bar of gold.