Immerse yourself in art while discovering more than 600 murals throughout Winnipeg.
Bring your friends, your bikes or your best walking shoes to embark on a tour of art like no other. No matter your neighbourhood, we’ve created a guide to where you can find stunning murals in all the corners of Winnipeg.
The West End is home to one of the largest collections of outdoor murals in Winnipeg, with more than 70 different works of art, representing the numerous cultures and histories within the community.
The West End Biz offers a digital map and an online mural tour showcasing 11 different works and their history. You can also book a walking mural tour in the summer.
- Discover 2019’s Mural of the Year Folklorama 50 by Mandy van Leeuwen and Franklin Fernando.
- Inspired by the children's book Where the Wild Things Are is Cash Akoza's 2016 painting on the corner of Furby St. and Ellice Ave.
- The Zoohky Mural celebrates one of the West End’s most recognizable figures, painted in 2004 by Jill Sellers.
Plus, take a walk down Back Alley Arctic and you’ll be transported to northern Manitoba in this Wolseley alley perfect for an afternoon stroll.
Local artist and activist Kal Barteski has transformed her neighbourhood’s fences, garage doors and flower beds with polar bears, belugas other species from the tundra. You can find this outdoor gallery in between Canora and Ethelbert Street.
Winnipeg’s number one tourist destination has murals around every corner. In fact, there are so many murals, sculptures and installations throughout this historic site that they’ve created a self-guided art walk. This 30-minute stroll doesn’t include all of the art on-site but it is a great starting point.
- Passage by Lacey Jane and Layla Folkmann pays tribute to the elderly and honours the beauty of growing older and wiser.
- Ness Lee & birdO transformed the parkade at The Forks with the Four Elements Series, a mural on each floor.
- Mike Valcourt’s mural Jackson Beardy- Woodlands Group of Seven Tribute is located on the Forks Historic Walking Bridge has been in place since 2006, however it was repainted with the same design in 2016.
Learn more about Transcona’s history through many heritage murals. In 2016, Transcona BIZ commissioned local urban street artists to ignite old grey walls and bring them to life with art.
Attend a Murals of Transcona walking tour this summer to learn more.
- Located along the side of on Sevala’s Ukrainian Deli on Victoria Avenue is the home of Life Goddess by Mike Johnston, a 46-foot long mural in honour of Ukrainian heritage and culture. It was 2018’s mural of the year.
- Birch Tree Forest by James Culleton is painted alongside the Club Regent Casino Parkade and in 2018 was named the largest mural in Manitoba.
- A mural tribute to the Manitoba Wilderness by artists Shelby Willis and Cheryl Metcalf located at 314 Bond St. is best viewed in the early morning when the suns lights up the paint like a neon sign.
Home to many of Wall-to-Wall Mural and Culture Days Festival masterpieces, Winnipeg’s North End murals turn the area into a walking art park. See all of Wall-to-Wall’s murals here.
- Five-storey mural Mending by Brazilian artists Bruno Smoky and Shalak Attack at 782 Main St. is a a can’t-miss sight.
- 2017’s Mural of the Year winner En Masse translates to “all together.” This large-scale collaborative project is made up of spontaneous drawings in black and white, wrapping around the New West Hotel.
- The Sutherland Hotel is home to two murals, one being the 2018 collaborative piece titled The Fancy Shawl Dancers by Dee Barsy and Kenneth Lavallee. On the south wall, you’ll find a mural called untethered by Jan Castillo, based on words by Jónína Kirton, Canadian-Métisse-Icelandic poet.
Best explored by foot or on a bike, you'll see mural after mural when you walk through downtown. If you’re looking to follow a map, check out The Loop – our 9.5km, 3.5 hour self-guided walking tour through downtown Winnipeg, The Exchange District and Old St. Boniface.
- NYC-based artist Queen Andrea created LOVE ALL DAY, which showcases beautiful typography on the side of The Garrick Theatre.
- Also, along The Garrick is Cyndie Belhumeur and Shaneela Boodoo’s bright creation Untitled based on collected “data” of Winnipeg including personal photos, memories and experiences.
- Search through the narrow alleys of Winnipeg's Exchange District to find hidden graffiti masterpieces.
To see a map of nearly all of Winnipeg’s murals, visit themuralsofwinnipeg.com