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.
Nestled in the bustling downtown area of the Winnipeg city, the Exchange District is a historic landmark. Declared as a National Historic Site of Canada, it is certainly worth a visit. This area is touted to be the hub of cultural and entertainment activities; it houses an assortment of drinking and dining outlets and retail shops; important venues include Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Popular festivals like Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition are annually held here.Nestled in the bustling downtown area of the Winnipeg city, the Exchange District is a historic landmark. Declared as a National Historic Site of Canada, it is certainly worth a visit. This area is touted to be the hub of cultural and entertainment activities; it houses an assortment of drinking and dining outlets and retail shops; important venues include Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Popular festivals like Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition are annually held here.
PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts was started in 1981 as a one-stop destination for all events related to photography. It is managed fully by artists on a non-profit basis and showcases works by both international photographers and upcoming ones, provided they show exceptional talent. Curators and artists are always welcome to submit proposals for a new exhibition or art project but the selection process is rigorous and competitive, and the exhibition schedule is often decided three years before. This center also conducts workshops and lectures for amateur photographers and professionals. Besides, it provides production facilities for artists and publishes volumes on photography and its place in contemporary art and culture. More than just a gallery, it is a place for established new media artists and photographers to gather and exchange ideas.
Getting away from the mainstream in film does not require going to the Cannes Film Festival. Cinematheque offers the best in Canadian and international independent films and will also feature classics that cannot often be seen on the big screen: all for rather low rates. In case you feelh hungry, you can hop on to any of the numerous pubs and cafes that dot the neighborhood before or after the show. Besides, the Cinematheque also offers rental facilities for private events and is ideal for corporate presentations and similar events. It is best to call for a calendar because, like any theater, scheduling is variable.
The Cube's futuristic design has not only got awards for its designers, but also earned many admirers who visit the Old Market Square. Enclosed by a curtain of aluminium links which once retracted, reveal its main stage and rooftop stage. Its built-in state-of-the-art light and sound technology enhances the live performances held on this outdoor venue. From exhibitions to festivals and live acts, The Cube is a unique space for entertainment in the city.
If you are fascinated by aboriginal art, then Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art will surely pique your interest. This wonderful gallery is a fabulous platform for established and upcoming First Nations artists. Opened in 1996, this gallery which is predominantly done up in white features huge columns that add a unique character to the exhibition space. Admire the paintings, photography and still life displayed here that give an insight to the Aboriginal Canadian community. Besides exhibitions, they also regularly host workshops for budding artists.