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Commodity Exchange
400-360 Main St

Viewing gallery open Mon-Fri 9:30am-1:15pm
Organized in 1887 as a grain exchange, the Commodity Exchange is the only exchange in Canada that trades in agricultural commodities. Winnipeg was the world's premier grain market until World War II. Today it has about 240 members and 77 companies registered for trading privileges. It's best to come around 9:30am or right near closing at 12:55pm

Dalnavert Museum
61 Carlton St
Between Broadway and Assiniboine Ave

June-Aug Tues-Thurs and Sat-Sun 10am-5pm; Sept-Dec and Mar-May Tues-Thurs and Sat-Sun noon-4pm; Jan-Feb Sat-Sun noon-4pm
Just 2 blocks east of the Legislative Building stands the Victorian home built in 1895 for Hugh John Macdonald, the only son of Canada's first prime minister. The style is late-Victorian gingerbread with a wraparound veranda and what was at that time, innovative electric lighting, indoor plumbing, central hot-water heating, and walk-in closets.

Fort Whyte Centre for Environmental Education
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Extended evening hours June-Oct
1961 McCreary Rd
204/989-8355, 204/989-8350

About 15 minutes from downtown, some old cement quarries have been converted into lakes at Fort Whyte Centre and now serve as an environmental, educational facility. An interpretive center houses Manitoba's largest indoor aquarium. Outside you can view a herd of 25 bison on a 70-acre prairie field, and a prairie dog town. There are also self-guided nature trails, bike paths, and waterfowl gardens.

The Forks National Historic Site
At the meeting point of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
(204) 943-6757

Open Victoria Day through Labour Day.
Free Admission.

Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
Manitoba Centennial Centre 190 Rupert Avenue
204/956-2830, 204/943-3139 for recorded info

Victoria Day-Labour Day daily 10am-6pm; the rest of the year Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun and holidays 10am-5pm
This museum contains galleries depicting local history, culture, and geology through life-size exhibits such as a buffalo hunt, prehistoric creatures, pioneer life, pronghorn antelope, teepees, sod huts, and log cabins. In the Urban Gallery, for example, visitors can walk down a 1920s Winnipeg street past typical homes and businesses of the era.

The Boreal Forest Gallery depicts Manitoba's most northerly forested region. You can climb aboard the Nonsuch, a full-size replica of the 17th-century ketch that returned to England in 1669 with the first cargo of furs out of Hudson Bay.
A new wing houses the collection of the Hudson's Bay Company Gallery: over 10,000 artifacts and artworks.

Assiniboine Park
10 am-4 pm daily. Admission charged.

The city's major park is home to the Conservatory which houses a continuous display of flowering, tropical and foliage plants in a garden setting. Free admission. Assiniboine Park Zoo features over 1,250 specimens of 300 species. The Pavilion Gallery houses an extensive art collection featuring three artists: Ivan Eyre, Walter J. Phillips and Clarence Tillenius. The adjacent Tavern in the Park Cafe serves full meals, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Assiniboine Park features bronze sculptures, porcelains, paintings, and sketches of the Winnipeg artist, Leo Mol.

(204) 986-6531.
The park is open daily dawn to dusk.
The Pavilion Gallery (204)888-5466 houses a permanent collection of works by three Manitoba artists.

Royal Canadian Mint
520 Boulevard Lagimodiere
(204) 257-3359
Open year round. Tours weekdays May-Aug. and by appt. the rest of the year.
Admission fee charged.

Housed in a striking glass pyramid, the mint produces coins for Canada and various foreign nations. Guided tours in English and French show the processes and state of the art equipment used in making money.

Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre
184 Alexander Avenue East
(204) 943-2857
Open Tuesday - Sat. and on Sun. afternoons.
Admission charged.

The art gallery and museum contain archival material relating to the history and rich culture of the Ukrainian people, the second largest group of immigrants to settle in the province of Manitoba. On display are samples of embroidery, ceramics, carving, costumes, and the delicately painted Easter eggs.

Adventure City
Indoor soft play structure, games and prizes, train ride for children up to 12 years. Mon-Sat 9:30 am-9 pm, Sun noon-8 pm.
(204) 475-2887
230 Osborne St Winnipeg Manitoba

Air Force Heritage Park & Museum
Air Force Way, north of Sharp Blvd. , Winnipeg
An outdoor air park and indoor museum. The largest outdoor park of its kind in Canada features 13 aircraft tracing the history of military flight in Canada, ranging from a World War II bomber to a CF 5 fighter. The Air Command Museum is open Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm, weekends by appointment. Free admission.

(204) 833-2500 ext 5993

The Forks National Historic Site
Off Main St at Water Ave
Hotline 957-7618.

The site includes a 9-acre interpretive park and scenic river walkway along the Red River, toboggan slides and skating rink.

On the adjacent property is the Manitoba Children's Museum 956-KIDS, the Manitoba Travel Idea Centre 945-3777, the Forks Market and Johnston Terminal. Festival Park has a new permanent stage for events and festivals.

Golf Max
A virtual reality golf center lets you play 18 holes in about an hour (one person).. Call for hours.
(204) 269-7303
1686 Pembina Hwy Winnipeg Manitoba

Imax Theatre At Portage Place
Shows start on the hour, noon to 10 pm.
Call 956-IMAX (4629) for info, or Select-a-Seat
780-7328 to reserve tickets.

Portage Place, 393 Portage Ave, third level Winnipeg Manitoba

Legislative Building
(204) 945-5813
Broadway and Osborne St Winnipeg Manitoba

This stately neo-classical structure, constructed of local Tyndall stone, rises above 12 hectares of gardens. Topped by the famous Golden Boy statue. Guide books available for self-guided tours from 8 am-8 pm Mon-Fri. Free guided tours by reservation only.

Raceways Indoor Motorsports
Manitoba's only indoor go-cart race track with a 16,000 sq ft climate controlled track, a snack bar and an amusement centre.
(204) 779-RACE

860 Bradford St Winnipeg Manitoba

Rookies Indoor Batting Cages
(204) 783-HITS
695 Berry St, at Sargent Ave Winnipeg Manitoba

Baseball sports centre offers automated pitching machines, indoor pitching mounds, a licensed lounge with pool table.

The Manitoba Museum
Daily 10 am-6 pm.
Centennial Centre, 190 Rupert Ave Winnipeg Manitoba

Explore Manitoba's history from the Aboriginal buffalo hunt to the bustling streets of the 1920s. The Urban Gallery recreates turn-of-the-century Winnipeg, while the Nonsuch Gallery houses a replica of the Nonsuch ketch, whose 1668 voyage led to the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company. A collection of HBC artifacts is housed here. All-inclusive day pass.

Manitoba Electrical Museum
(204) 477-7905
680 Harrow St Winnipeg Manitoba

Explore the history of electricity from the 1800s to the future. Free Mon-Thu 1 pm-4 pm or by appointment.

Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
(204) 774-0002
The Bay, Portage Ave & Memorial Blvd, 5th floor Winnipeg Manitoba

The province's long history of athletic excellence is celebrated with biographies of inductees and informative exhibits on sport in Manitoba. Free. Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm.

Tin Lizzie Car Barn.
Cruise down memory lane at this classic car museum. Car lovers and museum buffs alike should head downtown to see the more than 100 classic automobiles. Also visit the Fudge Factory, That Place Cafe, and browse for antiques, vintage clothing, jewelry and crafts. Mon-Thu & Sat 10 am-6 pm, Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sun noon-6 pm.

(204) 946-0664
125 Higgins St Winnipeg Manitoba

Western Canada Aviation Museum.
Learn the history of aviation in Canada with displays of vintage aircraft and artifacts. Kids will also enjoy SKYWAYS, a hands-on aviation exhibit. Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 1 pm-4 pm.

(204) 786-5503
958 Ferry Rd, Hangar T-2 Winnipeg Manitoba

Air Force Heritage Park & Museum
(204) 833-2500 ext 5993
Air Force Way, north of Sharp Blvd Winnipeg Manitoba
Features 13 aircraft tracing the history of military flight in Canada, ranging from a World War II aircraft to a CF 5 fighter. Free. The Air Command Museum (indoors) is open Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm, weekends by appointment.

Winnipeg Railway Museum
(204) 942-4632
VIA Rail Station, 123 Main St Winnipeg Manitoba
Jun 1-Sep 2: Thu-Sun 11 am-5 pm.

The railway played a major role in the development of this city and the museum's goal is to preserve that heritage. Among other artifacts the museum is home to the first steam locomotive on the Canadian prairies, The Countess of Dufferin.

St. Boniface Museum
(204) 237-4500
494 Taché Ave Winnipeg Manitoba

Discover the history of the early days of Winnipeg's Francophone community. The building is the oldest in Winnipeg, and the largest oak log structure in all of North America. Inside, the museum depicts the day-to-day lives of the French and Métis people of the early Red River Colony. Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun & holidays 10 am-8 pm.


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