1105 St Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB R3M 3T6
Phone: (204) 256-4315
Fax: (204) 255-1851
Wildwood Park is a beautiful little community with refreshing green space, playgrounds and parks. The unique thing about this is that there are no front roads in the community. Only back roads, alleys and communal wakways are present.
Situated at the bend of River Red, this beautiful park is spread over an area of 46 hectares (113.66 acres). With a duck pond, rock garden, fitness trails, BBQ pits, children's play area and boat launch this park is one of the many attractions in the neighboring area. The park is also a popular destination for events and weddings.
Located to the west of Red River is the beautiful Kings Park. With a Japanese pagoda garden, two baseball diamonds, a soccer field and a dog park, this park remains to be a great attraction in the neighboring ares. The park has waterfowls and other wildlife, which make it a great spot for photography and leisure.
The Royal Canadian Mint's facility in Winnipeg, designed by local architect Etienne Gaboury, produces billions of coins each year. This is where all Canadian circulation coins are made, as well as those for over 60 governments all around the world. A fascinating guided tour includes the viewing of a five-minute video in the theater area followed by a 40-minute walking tour overlooking the manufacturing facility where the precise art, craft, and science of coin-making is revealed!
Located in the Fort Rouge neighborhood of Winnipeg, the Osborne Junction is popularly called Confusion Corner. This interestingly-nicknamed spot is known for its complex routes that often confuse drivers and commuters. Routes 42, 62 and 95 pass through this junction connecting southern and western parts of the neighborhood. Confusion Corner also extends to the surrounding area of the city that includes some important businesses.
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.
The Grant Memorial Baptist Church has its roots more than a century ago in 1890 when young Scandinavians arrived in Canada for better prospects. Faced with loneliness in a strange land, a Norwegian pastor recognized the need to assemble the First Scandinavian Baptist Church in 1894. As time passed, services were conducted in English. As of now, this church serves over 2000 people, not just Scandinavians. The focus is on preaching the biblical scriptures and forming small community groups.
Established in 1893, the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church is a traditional place of worship in Winnipeg. A part of the United Church of Canada group, this church mainly serves the Protestants and functions as a congregation for this city. Housed in a beautiful Roman styled architecture with stained glass windows designed in the Greek style, the church is set on a huge campus offering a massive stretch of green land as its surroundings. Actively involved in the extra curricular activities of its members, the church community holds regular prayer meetings and sermons. A memorable visit for its unique nature!
One of the more beautiful buildings in the city, this courtyard is designated as a heritage site. The red brick exterior has lasted until today. The interior is a labyrinth of hardwood walkways and stairs that meander along the white stone and brick. The focal point of the courtyard is the live tree that adds vibrancy to the space. Home to establishments like the exotic Bangkok Thai Restaurant and the hip G Martini Bar, this spot is worth a visit. Call ahead for more details.
The Forks Market Tower is the main highlight of Forks Market (The). This six-story high glass tower offers a stunning view of the converging rivers Red and Assiniboine. The tower also offers a fabulous view of Winnipeg's sprawling skyline. You can take the stairs and read about Winnipeg's rich heritage from the pointers arrayed along the staircase. Or the knowledgeable interpreters will take you through an elevator and inform you about the historic past of The Forks and other areas. All in all, this is an essential stop!
Johnston Terminal was formally a distribution warehouse serving the booming rail industry. Now it is a venue for an array of boutiques, cultural displays and the large restaurant chain, the Old Spaghetti Factory (The). It is adjacent to The Forks Market, downtown's shopping and cultural center. This facility holds the only shop at the Forks that sells a full line of Western wear.
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.