MainStay Suites Winnipeg
670 King Edward Street
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P2
Phone: (204) 594-0500
Fax: (204) 594-0501
Air Force Heritage Park & Museum has been around since 1975. The museum showcases the two-story Battle of Britain Lace Tapestry, which uses 40,000 km of thread. In the Garden of Memories, visitors will find 1500 stones, laid out in the shape of a propeller, commemorating Canada's airmen. The centerpiece lists all Royal Canadian Air Force stations where these men trained under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1940-45. Admission is free.
Located on the northern bank of the Assiniboine River, Bruce Park is a beautiful city park, accessible to everyone, all year round. Spread across 4.4 hectares (10.87 acres), this park gets its name from Peter Bruce, who was one of the early settlers in Winnipeg in the mid-19th Century. The park features a wading pool, play area, floral gardens, a long creek and walking paths. In 1936, a cenotaph was established in the park, dedicated to all those to gave their lives in the World War I.
The Assiniboine Park Pavilion is a magnificent structure that stands as a center piece of the park. The pavilion has a Victorian feel to it and remains the center of attraction of this park. The Pavilion houses a Gallery Museum which displays artifacts of famous artists like Ivan Eyre, Clarence Tillenius, and Walter J. Phillips.
Floral Exhibitions at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory change twelve times in a year. The staff prepares for such events a year in advance and each year there is a new theme. The conservatory offers a a visual feast for those who love to see such arrangements, The space also seeks to educated the masses especially children with its educational programming. Hands-on workshop and lectures too take place. Watch out for the Tulip Festival which is also a stunner and crowd puller. Check the website or call ahead for admission costs, rental details and the conservatory's operation hours.
Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is a one-of-a-kind sculpture garden in North America dedicated to the work of Winnipeg artist Leo Mol. A taped tour is available along with tours that must be booked in advance. The indoor portion of the gallery, located at Assiniboine Park, is instructional as it offers the ins and outs of bronze statue creations. A gift shop is also on site, with beautiful cards and prints relating to the work of the artist on sale.
With its beginnings in 1881, the St. Andrew's River Heights United Church is still a vibrant church in Winnipeg, which is well attended many Christians each Sunday. Music is what they focus on most with a 50 strong choir who lead the praise and worship each Sunday. Compositions are not just confined to hymns but also span across the western classical masters like Bach and Mozart. The preachers are fiery and outspoken, urging all Christians to go out into the world and live Christ's message of love and selfless service to humanity.
A church that has been around since 1892, the Westminster United Church propagates and makes the present generation aware of the traditions and rituals through classes and sermons. The peaceful and serene atmosphere weaves a perfect atmosphere for self-introspection and also connect with Him. Apart from spiritual services, it also arranges Sunday schools for toddlers and youngsters to introduce them to the various concepts like spirituality, religion, faith and values. Truly, a perfect haven to share your joy, happiness, loneliness and get closer to God.
In service for the community, the Knox United Church is one of the few traditional and historic places of worship in the city. The church boasts of ancient Gothic architecture that has a modernized appealing look. One of the few heritage structures and landmarks of Winnipeg, the Knox United Church was previously a Presbyterian house of worship that was refurbished, making it a prominent piece of architecture in the country. A visit worth an experience for its immaculate architecture.
Central Park is a beautiful green space amidst the concrete jungle of Winnipeg. The park recently underwent a face lift and now has many more activities for leisure and entertainment. The magnificent Waddell Fountain is a part of this park. The Central Park now also has the city's biggest water park which is a great attraction during summers. With playgrounds and a fake turf soccer field, this park remains to be a landmark of the city.
Standing proud atop the huge cupola of the Manitoba Legislative Building, the figure of the Golden Boy represents youthfulness and prosperity. This 4.27-meter (14-foot) tall statue of the boy, carries a 0.98-meter (3.21-foot) long torch in his right hand and a bunch of grains in his left. The boy, facing north, looks like a Greek messenger, running towards something better. This gild statue was purchased from France, and was created by Georges Gardet in 1918.
The Saint Ignatius Parish in Winnipeg first saw the light of day in 1908, when for the first time 140 people assembled in an old store for service. Soon after property was acquired, a school was built for children of the surrounding locality. All year around, religious and cultural events are arranged like Christmas dinners, Latino dance performances, confessions, healing ministries, novenas and more. The church hall can also be booked for events.
Visitors can find information on virtually every tourist attraction in the province at the Explore Manitoba Centre. The knowledgeable staff will supply any information not found in the brochures. Several Winnipeg attractions can be found just outside these doors, such as the Forks Market and historic sites. In summer, the center houses a mini-museum where visitors can discover the meaning of the Inuit Inukshuk (rough stone statuary), the importance of the Bison and Polar Bear to northern culture, or view antique farm equipment. The center is operated by Travel Manitoba.