St. Boniface Cathedral-Basilica is an important landmark in Winnipeg and also an integral part of the Franco-Manitoban community. The present structure is the sixth building on the site and was erected in 1971 with elements from the remnants of the previous church. Dating back to 1818, this place of worship overlooks the Red River and is dedicated to Saint Boniface, a venerated English monk throughout Germany and England. The church cemetery is the final resting place of noted personalities such as the founder of Manitoba, Louis Riel. Whether you are visiting to see its serene beauty or know its history, this religious site will charm you.
Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is a charming garden nestled in the Tuxedo neighborhood of the city. As the name suggests, the garden is dedicated to the famed sculptor Leo Mol, and features his artworks. The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is a home to several bronze statues which were donated by the artists to the city. Besides, you can learn about the process of sculpture making at the Leo Mol School House Studio which is the centerpiece of the garden.
Named after Dr. Curtis Park, the Birds Hill Provincial Park was opened to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday, and features an unusual collection of diverse landscapes. From windswept prairies and rolling green meadows, to forests dominated by oak and aspen trees, the park covers nearly 3358 hectares (8300 acres) of land near Winnipeg. This massive park runs thick with kilometers of walking and cycling trails flanked by fields of wildflowers, inviting outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Its wooded depths are also home to a preserved historic homestead and a riding stable. At the heart of the park lies the sparkling Kingfisher Lake that is skirted by endless sandy stretches of the shore. Throughout the year, Birds Hill brims with a flurry of activities and events, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, one of the largest of its kind in North America. Scores of visitors also stop by the park to watch engaging equestrian shows and polo tournaments.
Assiniboine Park is a sprawling green oasis amid the urban landscape of Winnipeg, heartily speckled with enchanting visions of natural beauty, cultural venues, and works of art. The riverfront park's expansive reach stretches across an area of over 1,100 acres (445 hectares), encompassing a host of intriguing sights, scenes and experiences. From the exotic fauna of the Zoo and the diverse flora of the Conservatory, to the artistic enclaves of the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, the park is an all-season wonderland of family-friendly delights. Other popular attractions include the Pavilion, the Lyric Theatre, the Pavilion Gallery Museum and the spectacular English Gardens.
An initiative started by the patrons of theater, the Manitoba Theatre Centre is a not-for-profit organization promoting art and culture in the city. The organization offers two theater stages, which host various events. These stages can accommodate around two-fifty people each and are designed with the latest technological assistance. Local events like festivals and other such drama fairs are conducted here on a regular basis.
Part of the Centennial Centre, which also houses the Museum of Manitoba and the Planetarium, this hall is essentially a roadhouse for Winnipeg performance art. It is home base to such notable troupes as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Manitoba Opera. A host of cultural performances, theatrical shows and even conferences are held here from time to time.
Along with the adjacent Pine Ridge Golf Club, Elmhurst Golf & Country Club is known for its legendary design masterminded in 1914 by Donald Ross, the famous golf course designer. Sprawled over 61,516 square feet (5715 square meters), this course has some challenging holes, the seventh one being the most difficult even for professional golfers. The sandy and gently sloping terrain makes it a good all-weather course for championships. It is, in fact, the site of major tournaments but also has lessons run by experienced coaches for novices. It offers 10 kinds of memberships ranging from packages for shareholders and corporations to those for families. The staff at the on-site clubhouse is experienced in hosting a variety of events, from business retreats to weddings.
Get a taste of the countryside at Deer Meadow Farms. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this farm is a perfect getaway for the whole family. Try to find your way out of their Corn Maze or unscramble hidden objects in the Fort Frontier. The Hobby Farm will give you an insight into seasonal and organic farming, while the BunnyVille and Petting Farm will allow you to pet farm animals and bunnies. It will also teach you the importance of farm animals. Check out the Wild Game Preserve which is home to the Fallow Deer and Mouflon Sheep. This open-area populated by these European natives will give an informative glimpse at ecosystems and habitats. The farm is open from May to October and the timings tend to vary.
Situated in the village of Cooks Creek, the Immaculate Conception Church is a beautiful church. The ornate ceiling, wide isles and attractive altar greet you the moment you step into the church. Behind the altar, there are several beautiful paintings depicting scenes from the Bible. The exteriors are truly marvelous and strikingly beautiful. Besides regular services, events too are held in this Gothic church.