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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Be a tourist in your own province this summer !


Take time this summer to discover your province. Here are just a few tours and events to put on your calendar!

This Sunday, join the Manitoba Historical Society for their Spring 2016 Field Trip: “Exploring the Prairie Fringe” Sunday, 26 June 2016, 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM

Led by Dr. John Lehr, this one-day tour will first visit the largest surviving remnant of the tall grass prairie – of which barely 0.5% still survives.

Cost: $72 per person for MHS members and $78 per person for non-members. Tour includes: travel by washroom-equipped, air-conditioned bus, lunch, guided tour of the Tall Grass Prairie Reserve, admission to the Gardenton Ukrainian Museum and St. Michael’s Church National Historic Site and all taxes and gratuities.


For more details: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/news/fieldtrip_spring2016.shtml

Wednesday night at 7 pm there is a FREE walking tour by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Its part of a summer series:

"Did you know that many of Winnipeg's "stone" buildings are made of clay?

Winnipeg’s terra cotta collection is large and essentially complete. It is an unparalleled sampling in North America of the variety, versatility and beauty of this material. Join us for a tour through Winnipeg's downtown to learn more about the history of terra cotta, of Winnipeg's history and to view this wonderful collection of terra cotta architecture.


The Winnipeg Architecture Foundation tour, led by Gail Perry, will take about ninety minutes. All surfaces will be wheelchair and stroller accessible"

Details: http://www.winnipegarchitecture.ca/terra-cotta-architecture-tour-4/

The Winnipeg Trolley Company's Heart of a Nation Tour is rolling again.

"For 95 minutes, our guide will help you experience the very best sights and stories the River City has to offer, on Winnipeg’s only public sightseeing tour. Learn why Manitoba’s capital was once called the ‘wickedest city in Canada’, how a local team became history’s first Olympic hockey champions, Winnipeg’s shocking connection to the world’s most famous spy—James Bond—and much, much more. This tour is humorous, engaging, and as ‘the best first thing to do in Winnipeg’, will help you discover what makes the city at the heart of the country so special!"

Details: http://winnipegtrolleycompany.ca/public-tours/

"The West End BIZ'z Mural Tour is an excellent opportunity to discover the West End’s unique cultural history, represented by a rich collection of outdoor murals. The tour is fun and informative. Your guide will share information about the West End’s history and culture, details about the murals, interesting facts and humorous stories about the West End and its many famous people and local heroes. There are many special shops and restaurants to discover too!"

Details: http://www.westendbiz.ca/visiting-the-west-end/murals

"Join us for the spectacle known around the world—The RCMP Musical Ride! This summer, Lower Fort Garry plays host to the precision and pageantry of Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Be dazzled as 32 riders and horses perform intricate figures and Cavalry drills expertly choreographed to music. The Ride requires the utmost in control, timing and coordination achieved through months of practice and countless kilometres around the ring.

Spend the day with your family and enjoy historic re-enactments, a tribute to the North West Mounted Police, authentic Indigenous dancing and ceremonies, as well as kids activities and games."


Details: http://lfgmusicalride.bpt.me/

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