Winnipeg is experiencing an exciting transformation with more than $2 billion dollars worth of investment being made into new attractions and infrastructure. Bookmark this page and stay up to date on Winnipeg’s newest product offerings, openings, exhibitions and developments that are of interest to groups and independent travellers.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Find out the latest on the much anticipated
Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is Canada's newest national museum with a mission to enhance the understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue worldwide. The Museum will be more than just a passive presenter of objects and ideas, it will be a centre for transformation and action. The Museum experience will be ever-changing and dynamic. Master exhibit designers will weave human rights issues, stories, and events throughout an awe-inspiring architectural space that will move people from darkness to light; from despair to hope. The experience will be enriched by technology, new media, and theatre, inspiring people to stand up, be empowered, and be heard.
The museum construction is officially opening to the world in 2014 however, interactive program activities already exist on the website. For example, did you know that a Canadian, John Peters Humphrey, wrote the original draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60 years ago? Learn about Humphrey, whose lifelong advocacy for human rights, continues to inspire today by visiting www.humanrightsmuseum.ca.
Assiniboine Park has been serving as one of the city’s most popular and storied gathering places for well over 100 years. Today, a new chapter in the park’s history is being written as a $200-million investment is underway. Plans include a breathtaking new conservatory, a children’s Nature Playground, the construction of the new Qualico Family Centre and the doubling in size of the ever-popular Duck Pond for wildlife viewing in the summer and skating in the winter.
The largest portion of the redevelopment plans are set for the Assiniboine Park Zoo, including the signature Journey to Churchill Exhibit. Once complete, Journey to Churchill will be the most comprehensive polar bear exhibit in the world. Operating in conjunction with the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre- a transition centre for polar bear cubs in need of rescue – it promises to be one of the most significant projects in North American zoo history.
Winnipeg Trolley Company Tour
"Heart of the Nation" City Tours ‐ Wednesdays at 2:00, Thursdays at 7:00, Sundays at 1:00 and 4:00 (90 minutes)
Departing from in front of Travel Manitoba, Johnston Terminal (The Forks)
Tickets available at: Two Rivers, Main Floor, The Forks Market ($23 adults, $13 children 4‐12). From 1870 to 1920, Winnipeg was the driving force of our country. Disproportionately wealthy, filled with
ambitious citizens who were not about to let history happen pass them by, Manitoba's capital embodied the passion, conscience, and optimism of the young dominion of Canada. For half a century, Winnipeggers were, more than anyone else, shaping the future of our nation.
The Winnipeg Trolley Company takes you back to this burgeoning frontier town filled with mystery, excitement, and an eclectic cast of wild characters. Learn why Winnipeg was once called the ‘wickedest city in Canada’, how an underdog local hockey team became the world’s first Olympic hockey champions, the prairie town's influential connection to the world’s most famous spy—James Bond—and much, much more. "Heart of the Nation" is humorous, engaging, and guaranteed to ensure you will never look at the city at the heart of the country in the same way again!
For further information, contact Benjamin Gillies at 204-226-TOUR or visit www.winnipegtrolleycompany.ca