690 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L7
Phone: (204) 255-7100
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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.
The Union Building in Winnipeg is better known as the first ever skyscraper of Canada. Located in the Exchange District neighborhood of the city, the building was established in 1904. Constructed in 'Chicago Style Classic Palazzo' and designed by the architectural firm Pearson and Darling who were also responsible for iconic structures like the Canadian Pacific Building, Toronto General Hospital's college wing, and the Varsity Arena in Toronto, the building took a year to complete and was home to the Union Bank and later the Royal Bank, who took over the former. It now serves as home to the Paterson Globalfoods Institute.
At the turn of the last century, Old Market Square was the site of Winnipeg's fire hall. Since then, it has been converted into a much-needed green space in the center of the downtown core. During the summer, it is a good spot to enjoy a take-away lunch from the many restaurants in the area, including the Fyxx and the Glass Onion. This is also the site of numerous festivals and concerts. For more details on event scheduling, contact the Exchange District Biz office.
One of the most striking buildings in the commercial district of Winnipeg, the Confederation Building was established in 1913. Designed by ace architect Mr. J. Wilson Gray, the structure towers approximately 41 meters (135 feet) in height and sports eleven splendid stories. Deemed a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976, it is often a subject of study for students of architecture.
Located in Downtown Winnipeg is one of the most important intersections in the country, the Portage and Main. Connecting Portage Avenue and the Main Street, the place is said to be the windiest and coolest in the city. One of the most significant street junctions in Winnipeg, the Portage Main plays host to some interesting street festivals. Portage and Main is often considered to be a microcosm of Winnipeg as a whole and is a great tourist hub.
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.
Located on the western bank of River Red, this gorgeous park is named after renowned politician Stephen Juba. With bike paths, water taxi dock and public art works, this park remains an attraction for tourists and locals alike. Certain refurbishments were made to the park as a part of the Waterfront Drive project in 2004.
Established around circa 1812, North Point Douglas is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Winnipeg. Located near the city center, the neighborhood is home to some of the oldest buildings in the city like the Ross House Museum of 1852 and Barber House. Traditionally, North Point Douglas was used as a community square by the native, aboriginal tribes to celebrate ceremonial rites and such. Although, mainly a residential neighborhood, North Point Douglas is known for some of the most popular retail and commercial joints.
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.
Situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Fort Douglas lies at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red river. The fort was named after the founder of the Red River Colony, Thomas Douglas. The fort was reconstructed after being burned down in 1816, following a conflict with the Métis. Today, the fort is of significance, in terms of history because of the many wars that have taken place here, especially the Battle of Seven Oaks.
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.