MainStay Suites Winnipeg
670 King Edward Street
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P2
Phone: (204) 594-0500
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Arts & Museums
The Western Canada Aviation Museum founded in 1974 is housed in the original Trans-Canada Airways (now Air Canada) hangar. In addition to restoring and exhibiting rare aircraft, the Vickers Vedette Flying Boat is the only one in the world. In Spaceways, the kids can simulate a trip through the solar system. Located adjacent to the Winnipeg International Airport, the Flight Deck offers a great view of air traffic coming and going.
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.
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, which was formed in 1910, is a Scottish regiment in Manitoba. Located in the Minto Armoury, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Museum, commemorates the achievements of this military group. They bravely fought in the World War I and in the Dieppe Raid carried out during World War II. The collection at the museum includes various artifacts and photographs.
Located to the south of the Assiniboine River, on the Asper Jewish Community Campus, this center highlights the the Jewish pride. Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada works towards preserving the history of the Jewish community in the country. The center is home to a library, extensive archive, an educative center on the Holocaust as well as the Marion and Ed Vickar Jewish Museum of Western Canada. Various programs organized at this center aim at educating visitors on the Jewish heritage.
Showcasing local art works, Pavilion Gallery Museum is located in the historical Assiniboine Park Pavilion building, nestled within the park of the same name. The pavilion was constructed in 1930; following an extensive renovation in 1998, a restaurant and this art gallery opened its doors to visitors. Pavilion Gallery Museum is home to the greatest set of creations by three artists from Manitoba: Walter J. Phillips, Ivan Eyre and Clarence Tillenius. Visitors can peruse thought-provoking contemporary art, pleasant landscapes, beautiful portraits and more.
Gallery 1C03 is located on The University of Winnipeg's campus, to the south of the city. This gallery opened its doors in 1986, displaying historical and contemporary artworks that aim at educating visitors on the subject. Works by local artists are the highlight of this place, but at times guests can also peruse displays by international talents. The University of Winnipeg is home to an extensive range of artworks by noted residents of Winnipeg. This collection boasts of more than 1000 pieces of art which is managed by Gallery 1C03.
Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum commemorates the achievements of Manitoba's sport personalities. The museum was originally founded in 1980 with an aim to conserve the local sport culture, it kept on moving to accommodate its expanding collection, until it found this home on Pacific Avenue in the city's museum district in 2012. Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum features 279 square meters (3000 square feet) of space celebrating players, teams and builders in various sports.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a great place to spend a whole day and watch it slip by so beautifully, amidst contemporary and fine art, as well as photographic and cultural delights. The special Inuit art collections ranging over 60 years are an impressive display. This place not only believes in preserving its local culture, but promotes and initiates art and photography, with its classes and special guided tours for children and adults alike. If that is not enough, the impressive architecture of the building can charm your way into planning your wedding with its cathedral architecture in the Eckhardt Hall or a perfect summer wedding in its rooftop sculpture garden. This venue is a regular for corporate events as well.
Pretty much everything is for sale in this hip ethnic gallery. They have more than 1,500 square feet of sculpture displays, with pieces coming from all over Arctic Canada. Over 2000 pieces are on offer, from such well-known sculptors as Nuna Parr, George Arlook, Ajangajuk Shaa and Kiawak Ashoona. Work can also be viewed and purchased online. For those who like sculpture, this site is near enough to the Leo Mol Sculpture Gallery at Assiniboine Park to make it worth the trip out.
Located in central Winnipeg, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library conserves local handiwork. The establishment of this museum can be traced back to the formation of the Crafts Guild of Manitoba that was formed in 1928. In the 1930s, the guild founded an exhibition space for handicrafts as well as a library offering knowledge on the field. When the guild shut down in 1997, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library took over the management of these collections. Visitors can peruse beautiful works like crochet, knitting, quilting, lace, ceramic, glass, wood and more.
Living Prairie Museum is a prairie conservation zone, located to the west of Winnipeg. Spread across 13 hectares (32.12 acres), Living Prairie Museum over 150 varieties of tall prairie grasses and wild flowers. Some of the wild flowers have been preserved in their natural ecosystem. This museum was established in 1968, and is a small trace of the large geographical feature that once enveloped in Manitoba.
Located in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum glorifies the heros of Manitoba's ice hockey world. The museum began in 1985, with plaques bearing names of the early members erected. The group of those honored was large, and included the coaches, players, teams and builders. The museum features a special dedication to winners of gold medals in the Olympic games.