Tourism Winnipeg

The Loop 2021

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Walk along this historic loop to explore Winnipeg's unique architectural, cultural and contemporary icons and landmarks. THE 1. The Forks Manitoba's number one tourist destination is home to attractions such as the Children's Museum, shopping, global dining, theatre, riverboat cruises, green space, the Oodena Celebration Circle, unique winter programming and more. 2. Esplanade Riel This side-spar pedestrian bridge is a Winnipeg icon. Savour cool treats and French cuisine from vendors on the bridge as you make your way into St. Boniface, Winnipeg's historic French district. 3. Louis Riel's Tombstone Prominent Métis leader Louis Riel was found guilty of treason for his role in the 1885 rebellion and hanged on November 16, 1885. 4. St. Boniface Cathedral In 1906, Archbishop Langevin blessed the cornerstone of what became one of the most impressive churches in Western Canada. 5. Archbishop's House Built in 1864, one of the oldest stone buildings in Western Canada. 6. St. Boniface University Established in 1818, the only French language university and oldest post-secondary institution in Western Canada. 7. Provencher School Earliest Catholic school in the Red River settlement established in 1818, where author Gabrielle Roy taught Grade 1 from 1930-1936. 8. St. Joseph Academy Established in 1898 as a convent and girls' school, acclaimed author Gabrielle Roy received her early education at the school. 9. Provencher Park Site of the original St. Boniface College that was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1922. 10. St. Boniface City Hall & Sculpture Gardens Now home to Tourisme Riel, it was designed by architect Victor Horwood and completed in 1906. Take a walk through its impressive sculpture garden. 11. Joseph Royal Park Commemorates a leading figure in the francophone community, Joseph Royal, who founded French newspapers Le Métis in 1871 and La Liberté in 1913. 12. Canadian Museum for Human Rights Explore moving global human rights stories through hands-on exhibits using the latest technology in this national museum designed by Antoine Predock. 13. Shaw Park Home of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the city's professional minor league baseball team, and used as the 1999 Pan Am Games baseball venue. 14. Stephen Juba Park Named for Winnipeg's longest- serving mayor Stephen Juba, this was once home to shipping docks used by early merchants and now anchors downtown's residential development. 3 1 2

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