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Winnipeg City Sightseeing Tour

(3 hours)

Tour Winnipeg, the wonderful city of trees! This tour includes the Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg's "meeting place", with its unique outdoor historic site and indoor market of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Across the Esplanade Riel Bridge, you will visit Winnipeg's French Quarter (St. Boniface) and the beautiful St. Boniface Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Western Canada. The Cathedral's cemetery features the grave of Louis Riel, the famous Métis leader and founder of Manitoba. You will tour through the Exchange District, with its exceptional collection of terra cotta and cut stone architecture. This thriving and unique neighborhood is home to an array of restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, and Winnipeg's Theatre District. Its cobblestone streets and friendly pedestrian environment also contribute to its popularity as a period backdrop for today's movie industry. You will also see the Legislative Building, the beautiful homes of Wellington Crescent, and Winnipeg's 393-acre Assiniboine Park, where you will have the opportunity to walk through the unique Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, which features bronze sculptures, porcelains, paintings, and sketches by celebrated Winnipeg artist Leo Mol.

Tour Includes:

  • Guided 3 hour city sightseeing tour
  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Tour guide throughout

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Winnipeg Historical and Manitoba Museum Tour

(4 hours)

Discover Winnipeg's unique history as the "Gateway to the West" and the "Chicago of the North". Depart for one of Canada's National Historic Sites, the Exchange District. See the office towers, warehouses, banks, hotels, theatres, and the architecture of the bustling 1880's and early 1900's. You will stop for a private guided tour of the Manitoba Museum capturing moments of time across Manitoba's landscape in their nine interpretive galleries. The Museum's newest gallery, the Hudson Bay Gallery hosts a collection of over 10,000 artifacts and written documentation establishing the Museum as an International Centre for Northwestern North American Fur Trade Research. Following the Museum visit, you will continue to the Forks National Historic Site and Marketplace. Located in the heart of Winnipeg at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, this "meeting place" has hosted historical events that span over 6000 years. Visitors nowadays will find unique shopping and dining experiences suitable for everyone's tastes.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Admission to the Manitoba Museum
  • Tour guide throughout

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Transportation Through Time Tour

(4 hours)

We begin at the Western Canada Aviation Museum where you will see a wide variety of vintage aircraft on display. The Western Canada Aviation Museum offers a unique mix of history and science. Enter through 'Gate 1' - the original Trans Canada Airlines (now Air Canada) passenger terminal. Step back in time and let the pioneer aviators of the north take you on an inspirational journey through time. Your visit will be filled with tales from the sky, great ideas (and not so great ideas) in flight, and a true appreciation for the adventuring spirit. Then you will visit the Winnipeg Railway Museum, which offers a collection of vintage rail cars, cabooses, and the prairie's first locomotive the "Countess of Dufferin". Finally you will visit the Fire Service Museum of Winnipeg. This station was once the oldest active fire station in Canada. The Museum features hand and horse-drawn, steam, and early motorized fire apparatus, artifacts, photographs, and records dating back to the 1880's.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Admission and entrance into the Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg Railway Museum, and the Fire Service Museum of Winnipeg
  • Tour guide throughout

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In Plain View Winnipeg - Artists' Studio Tours

(3 hours)

You are invited into the world, homes, and studios of Winnipeg visual artists and see where they live and work. This tour highlights the wonderful cultural diversity of this city whose neighborhoods are home to local artists, where they pursue their chosen creative careers. Visit and chat with the artists about their artwork in their studio environments from basements to self contained studios. Sneak a peek into their world, where you will experience art in many media - paintings, ceramics, sculpture, watercolor, printmaking, glass art, jewellery-making, and more. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience an intimate look into the personal world of the artist and view original art in the setting in which it has been created.

Tour Includes:

  • 3 hour tour to local artist studios
  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Escorted tour throughout

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Urban Art - Mural Tour of Winnipeg

(2 hours)

Since 1994, Winnipeg's Mural Program has been an integral part in keeping graffiti and grime off the walls of various city buildings. There have been over 400 award winning murals that have brought students, community groups, coal businesses and Government agencies together to bring art to the street. This cooperation of artists, students, and the business community creates a sense of pride for all citizens of Winnipeg. This tour allows you to view some of these excellent murals.

Tour Includes:

  • 2 hour guided mural tour throughout Winnipeg
  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach

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Cosmopolitan Winnipeg

(6-7 hours)

Winnipeg is a multicultural city. Come along as we learn about three of them. We will visit Oseredok, the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre. The centre was created to house a museum, archives, library and art gallery, and it's currently the largest Ukrainian cultural institution of its kind. Learn the art of pasanky in a hands-on workshop making your very own painted Ukrainian egg. Continue to the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach Manitoba. Drive outside the city and immerse yourself in the Mennonite way of life at this 40 acre site. You will tour the village and enjoy a traditional lunch. You will return to Winnipeg's French Quarter to visit the St. Boniface Museum. Originally built for the Grey Nuns who arrived in the Red River Colony in 1884, the structure is an outstanding example of Red River frame construction. The museum presents an impressive collection of artifacts that reveal the lives and culture of the Francophone and Métis communities of Manitoba, including a special exhibit about Louis Riel, the "father" of Manitoba. You will participate in a sash making workshop to take home as a handmade souvenir.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Tour escort throughout
  • Entrance into the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Mennonite Heritage Village, and the St. Boniface Museum
  • Workshop fees
  • Traditional Mennonite lunch

Note - other cultures can be added or replaced - contact Heartland Travel for more information

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Architecture, Spies, and Hidden Codes Tour

(3 hours)

Tour Winnipeg, the wonderful city of trees! This tour includes the Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg's historical "meeting place", with its unique outdoor historic sites and indoor market of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Across the Esplanade Riel, you will visit Winnipeg's French Quarter (St. Boniface) and the beautiful St. Boniface Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Western Canada. The cathedral's cemetery features the grave of Louis Riel, the famous Métis leader and founder of Manitoba.

You will tour through the Exchange District, with its exceptional collection of terra cotta and cut stone architecture. It was the late 1800's, Winnipeg was booking, buildings were sprouting up like prairie weeds, and the city boasted more millionaires per capita than New York City. Often used as a backdrop for Hollywood movie sets during turn of the last century. the historic Exchange District is filled with some of the finest examples of the "Chicago school of architecture".

Next, you will hear the story of Sir William Stephenson, Winnipeg's WWII famous "Intrepid". Some people believe he is the real life inspiration behind Ian Fleming's James Bond character. Following this story, you will explore and discover the Manitoba Legislative Building with a Hermetic Code Tour.

The Hermetic Code Tour is part of the Signature Experience Collection through the Canadian Tourism Commission. You will learn the hidden meanings behind the architecture including sphinxes, hieroglyphics, numerological codes, and Masonic Symbols. Through the Hermetic Code Tour you will uncover the hidden meaning locked within the walls.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Guided tour of downtown Winnipeg including the Forks, St. Boniface, and the Exchange District
  • The story of Winnipeg's WWII spy called Intrepid
  • Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building

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Winnipeg Garden Tour (June - September only)

(3 hours)

Get away from it all on this peaceful and relaxing tour of some of Winnipeg's best known gardens. Surround yourself in beauty and see the the many flowers, grasses, pots, and plants that make these gardens truly beautiful. We will drive by some of Winnipeg's finest gardens and learn about some of the most popular flora that is grown in the region. We will also tour the lovely English Gardens and the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park. We will guarantee you leave this tour with the knowledge and inspiration to create something unique at your own residence!

Tour Includes:

  • Guided 3 hour tour of some of the residential and public gardens in Winnipeg
  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Entrance into Assiniboine Park

Optional Inclusions:

  • Lunch can be included
  • Visit to a local garden centre

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Magical Musical History Tour

(3 hours)

Roll up for the Magical Musical History Tour! Join local music historian and author John Einarson as he guides you through the streets of Winnipeg on a very unique one-of-a-kind tour of the city's illustrious rock 'n' roll history. See the house where Neil Young lived and began his song writing career, where he made his first recordings and played his first live performance; see the house where Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman of the Guess Who wrote These Eyes, No Time, and others as well as where Burton Cummings composed Share The Land, Rain Dance, and more; see the school where Neil Young sat on the steps "and dreamed of being a star"; where Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO) was first conceived; the house Terry 'Seasons in the Sun' Jacks grew up in; the spot where Neil Young met Joni Mitchell; plus much much more. The tour features a video of vintage photos and music as well as John's colorful stories and points of interest. In the 1960;s Winnipeg was the rock 'n' roll capital of Canada. See and hear why on this exciting tour.

Tour Includes:

  • 3 hour guided rock 'n' roll tour throughout Winnipeg
  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach

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Parkland Mews Peregrine Falcon Recovery and Education Centre

(2 hours)

Parkland Mews is a one-of-a-kind Falconry and Bird of Prey Education Centre located just south of Winnipeg. Parkland Mews was established in 1995 and focuses on the recovery of the endangered Peregrine Falcon through a captive breeding and release program. Your time at Parkland Mews gives you a unique experience that allows you to interact and view Peregrine Falcons while also focusing on the recovery efforts of the endangered species. You will see an indoor flight demonstration by a Peregrine Falcon, learn the history and facts about falcons and the ancient art of falconry. Also you will see a Deutsch - Drahthaar which is a breed of dog well suited to tracking and flushing game birds. You then get to observe and participate in a re-creation of a hunt and learn why they make a great partner with the falcons.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Entrance into Parkland Mews plus interpretive program
  • Peregrine Falcon up close indoor flight demonstration
  • Deutsch - Drahthaar hunting demonstration
  • Tour escort throughout

Note - this tour can be combined with Fort Whyte Alive and / or Oak Hammock Marsh - a lunch can also be added - contact Heartland Travel for more information

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The Forks in Winnipeg

Architecture Gems of Winnipeg

(3 hours)

Meet your guide for an unforgettable tour of some of the most popular and well known architectural buildings Winnipeg has. Start off your tour at The Forks, Winnipeg's most famous meeting place. The Forks is in a unique position where the Assiniboine River and Red Rivers meet and has a rich history as an early Aboriginal settlement, fur trade post, railway, immigration, and the industrial wave into Winnipeg. Drive past the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and see the impressive structure tower over the area. Cross the Esplanade Riel into Winnipeg's French Quarter and see the largest remaining traditional oak structure in North America, the St. Boniface Museum. Pass by some other notable structures designed by well known architect Etienne Gabouray.

Stop in front of the Manitoba Legislative Building and see how the architect has hidden freemasonic symbols and occult images into the buildings features making the building a disguise for a temple. Head downtown to Winnipeg's historic Exchange District, now a National Historic Site of Canada that made Winnipeg the "Chicago of the North" back in the early 20th century. The Exchange District has also been used for numerous Hollywood movies and TV shows. After that, travel into the future and learn about the Manitoba Hydro Building which is regarded as one of the most eco friendly buildings of the world garnering numerous awards and accolades for its design.

Tour Includes:

  • Guided 3 hour Architecture tour of Winnipeg
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Deluxe highway motorcoach transportation

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Historic Churches of Winnipeg

(4 hours)

Winnipeg has a rich history with culture and immigrants coming together to build their places of worship. On this tour, take a look at some of Winnipeg's most historic churches, learn the history behind them, and see the magnificent architecture they showcase. Stops on this tour include: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, St. John's Anglican Cathedral, St. Boniface Cathedral, Kildonan Presbyterian, and a few others.

Holy Trinity Church

  • Holy Trinity was first conceived during the unrest of the Riel Rebellion in the Red River Settlement in 1867. This church is a landmark in the city and Gothic in its style with its wide nave unobstructed by piers, and spanned by an elaborate hammer-beam roof

St. John's Anglican Cathedral

  • Dating back to 1822, St. John's Anglican Cathedral is the birthplace of the Anglican Church in Western Canada. The Cemetery was established by the first group of Selkirk Settlers in 1812. Many founding families of Winnipeg are buried in this cemetery.

St. Boniface Cathedral

  • The St. Boniface Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Western Canada. There have been numerous cathedrals built on the site but have been destroyed by fire. The front facade of the cathedral is all that is left from the fire of 1968. The fifth cathedral, a more contemporary design, opened in 1972 and designed by well known architect Etienne Gabouray. The cathedral's cemetery features the grave of Louis Riel, the famous Métis leader and founder of Manitoba.

Kildonan Presbyterian

  • The Kildonan Presbyterian was the first Presbyterian Church in Western Canada and was completed in 1854. It was erected under the direction of the Reverend John Black, the first resident Presbyterian minister in the West. The weathered tombstones in the cemetery include many of the original Selkirk Settlers of the area.

Note - we will attempt to enter some of the churches - There may be times we cannot enter due to a service, etc. - Also this tour is not religious or haunted in nature and is strictly designed as a historical and informational tour only

Tour Includes:

  • Guided 4 hours Historical Church tour of Winnipeg
  • Entrance into a few of the churches
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Deluxe highway motorcoach transportation

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The French Quarter

(3 hours)

Across the Esplanade Riel from downtown Winnipeg and The Forks is St. Boniface, Winnipeg's French Quarter. This area has grown into a cultural centre for it is the largest French speaking population west of Quebec. You will see the St. Boniface Cathedral - Basilica. The original cathedral, built in 1908 was destroyed by fire in 1968. The remaining walls were incorporated into the design of the new church, creating a dramatic facade facing west across the Red River towards downtown Winnipeg. This is the resting place of Louis Riel, Métis leader and founder of the Province of Manitoba. You will then stand within the oldest building in Winnipeg and the largest oak log structure in North America, the St. Boniface Museum. The museum depicts the lives of the French and Métis people and was the former Grey Nuns Convent.

Tour Includes:

Transportation by highway equipped motor coach

Entrance into the St. Boniface Museum

Tour guide throughout

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Winnipeg Arts Scene

(6 - 7 Hours)

You will start with a fascinating peek into the studios of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School where the students of the RWB learn the practice art of dance. You will get an inside look at the wardrobe and shoe departments and get a glimpse of the students of the world renowned company rehearsing from the observation room. After the ballet school, you will continue to Ted Motyka's Dance Studio, the same studio used in the filming of "Shall we Dance" with Jennifer Lopez and Richard Gere. Learn to "shake it up" with your very own private dance lesson. Lunch will be held at Brio's on the upper level of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). Following lunch, you will head for a guided tour of the WAG. Established in 1912, the WAG is western Canada's oldest public art gallery, mandated to develop and maintain Manitoba's visual arts heritage. As one of Canada's leading galleries, it collects and exhibits works of art by Manitoba, Canadian, and International artists. Time will be allowed for a quick stop in their Gallery Shoppe to find a one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Tour of Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
  • Dance lesson at Ted Motyka's Dance Studio
  • Lunch at Brio's
  • Entrance into the WAG
  • Tour guide throughout

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Shop Till You Drop

(5 hours)

Get ready to shop till you drop today! Start your day in the historic Exchange District of Winnipeg. This area of the city is known as the original centre of commerce and culture in the early boom years of Winnipeg. The stores and galleries in the district are located in historic buildings and warehouses that have even been used as Hollywood movie backdrops and sets. Stores in the Exchange District include: galleries, clothing, shoes, cosmetics, and antiques. After this, head to the Nygard Fashion World. Brands you'll shop for include: Nygard, Alia, Tanjay, and Bianca that are at great everyday low prices. After Nygard, head to Osborne Village for an eclectic mix of chic and shabby! Osborne Village is a unique place concentrated on four city blocks and has many boutiques, cafes, and specialty stores. After Osborne Village, head to Corydon Avenue, also known as Winnipeg's Little Italy. Known for its Italian restaurants and gelato shops, Corydon Avenue also has some great shopping. Once you are finished here, head to Academy Road. This area of the city is known for its specialty food shops and wine stores.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation to / from your hotel by motor coach to:
    • The Exchange District
    • Nygard Fashion World
    • Osborne Village
    • Corydon Avenue
    • Academy Road
  • Tour escort throughout

Note - lunch can be added in as well as a visit to a mall - contact Heartland Travel for more shopping suggestions and ideas

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The Great Peg City Seek and Search

(2-3 hours)

The Great Peg City Seek and Search is an ideal activity for a team building challenge or corporate event. This event focuses on team communication, problem solving, strategy, and creativity.  While working together, teams complete multiple tasks and earn points and bonus points in a variety of ways. From taking photographs of well kown Winnipeg landmarks, to collecting certain items along the way, and even videotaping your team performing precise challenges, we guarantee this activity will be fun and entertaining.

The Seek and Search can be modified to suit local Winnipeggers as well as visitors and tourists unfamiliar with the city. No special fitness level is required however; teams are required to walk throughout the entire event. The tasks and challenges we plan can be easily adapted to your group size and specially customized to your needs. Points and bonus points are tallied at the end of the event determing a winner.

The Great Peg City Seek and Search will include:

  • Full list of engaging group tasks and activities
  • Set up and time monitoring of The Great Peg City Seek and Search
  • Heartland judges to determine a team winner

Additional options that can be included:

  • Bottled water for participants
  • Bags to hold items that need to be collected from the list of tasks
  • Prizes for the winning team
  • Coloured bandanas or headbands to differentiate the teams

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Amazing Place Winnipeg

(4 hours)

The Amazing Place adapted from reality TV, is now available for your team building development. Amazing Place Winnipeg integrates communication skills, strategy, teamwork, and a race against the clock. Suitable for everyone, as no special skills , athletic ability, or experience is required. Amazing Racers navigate, problem solve, and strategize together while completing Amazing Race styled challenges and questions.

Sites that could be used are:

  • The Manitoba Museum
  • The Manitoba Legislative Building
  • St. Boniface Cemetery
  • Western Canada Aviation Museum
  • The Forks National Historic Site of Canada
  • And much more

Teams will receive envelopes upon arrival at each of the sites listing various questions or tasks they must perform or locate within a specified time. Scores are tallied upon completion and a winning team is declared at the end of the day!

Tour Includes:

  • Fully escorted and supervised by Heartland staff
  • Chartered bus for travel to each site / attraction
  • Any applicable admissions into the attraction / sites
  • Supplies to complete individual tasks

Tour options that could be included:

  • Colored bandanas for team participants
  • Bottled water for participants
  • Prizes for the winning team

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Fort Whyte Alive

(3 hours)

Come and explore this nature centre showcasing more than 600 acres or prairie, lakes, forest and wetlands. Highlights include a 40 head bison prairie exhibit, hiking trails with a bison viewing mound, family tree house, bird feeding stations, songbirds, deer, prairie dog compound, and floating boardwalks. The Interpretive Centre is home to the Aquarium of the Prairies, indoor bee hives, dioramas and much more. Upon arrival at Fort Whyte, interpreters will provide the group with a brief background of the centre and indicate its mission and mandate. You will also tour the Alloway Reception Centre and receive an explanation of resource efficient construction materials, and operating systems. In addition, you will be taken on a People of the Prairies walk. This will include history of the plains bison and the Aboriginal relationship with them. You will explore the "bison box" demonstrating Aboriginal use for bison, visit the buffalo rubbing stone, pioneer sod house, Red River cart, Aboriginal encampment, bison viewing mound, and the buffalo hunt drive lane.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Entrance into Fort Whyte Alive
  • Tour guide throughout

Note - more tour options are available at Fort Whyte - contact Heartland Travel for these options if the above does not suit your groups needs

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Historical Voyageur Canoe Tour

(4 hours)

You will trace the route of the Voyageurs and discover fascinating facts about Winnipeg's early history during this memorable tour on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. People have been drawn to the "Forks", the junction of the two rivers and the exact spot where they city was founded. For over 6,000 years, this is where your tour begins. Learn the history of the First Nations People who first settled in the area. You will then cross the Red River to visit the grave of Louis Riel whom many consider to be the founder of the province of Manitoba and learn of the role he played in the Northwest Rebellions of 1869 - 70 and 1885. Authentic Fort Gibraltar is the next stop where you will find out about the fierce competition between the Hudson Bay Company and the Northwest Company, two bitter fur trade rivals. The tour concludes at the Forks or Alexander docks where one can continue exploring the province's history with an optional visit to the Manitoba Museum.

Groups of 6-10 will paddle in a reproduction of a Voyageur canoe while groups of 2-3 people will travel in heritage cedar and canvas canoes. The length of the tour is between 3 and 4 hours. Picnic lunches and souvenir Voyageur sashes are optional while soft drinks and water is provided.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by Voyageur canoe
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Entrance and interpretive programs
  • Soft drinks and water

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Oak Hammock Marsh

(4 hours)

Oak Hammock Marsh has been voted one of "Canada's Best Outdoor Sites" awarded by Attractions Canada. The facility is a birder's paradise set in a reclaimed 36-square kilometer marsh and tall grass prairie setting. Oak Hammock Marsh provides home for more than 295 species of birds and thousands of species of mammals, insects, amphibians, and reptiles. You will start in the Interpretive Centre with a 5 minute introductory film, then a 45 minute guided tour of the exhibits followed by a 45 minute guided canoe tour outside in canoes to see some wildlife. There will also be time to visit the Marsh gift shop to purchase some unique gifts and collectable's.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Entrance into Oak Hammock Marsh
  • Interpretive program

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Mennonite Heritage Village and Royal Canadian Mint

(4-5 hours)

The Mennonite Heritage Village brings to life the Mennonite way if life from the 16th century to present day. The forty acre site spreads out from a village street, in a pattern reminiscent of Mennonite villages found throughout southern Manitoba illustrating the early settlement buildings and the gradual shift to various business enterprises. See Canada's only working windmill and enjoy a traditional Mennonite lunch before you journey back to the future to the Royal Canadian Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, is a high-tech, high volume manufacturing facility. All of Canada's circulation coinage is produced here, literally billions of coins each year. You will see all their state-of-the-art equipment in action and have the opportunity to lift and hold a gold bar worth over $300,000! Browse their boutique for exclusive gifts and collectible items.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Entrance into the Mennonite Heritage Village
  • Lunch at the Mennonite Heritage Village
  • Entrance into the Royal Canadian Mint
  • Tour guide throughout

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Lower Fort Garry and River Road

(4 hours)

Visit historical Lower Fort Garry. Relive the drama of the 19th century fur trade era at this National Historic Site of Canada. Lower Fort Garry is the oldest stone fur trade centre still intact in North America. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the theatre in the visitor's centre for a welcome speech and film. Following the film you will be taken on a guided interpretive walk outside, through several of the resorted fort buildings such as the Big House, home to the Associate Governor of Rupert's Land and the Hudson's Bay Company, fur loft building where pelts of fox, wolf, beaver, raccoon and other animals are stored. Other highlights include the men's house, guest cottage, blacksmith's shop, farm manager's cottage and native encampment. Upon completion of the Lower Fort Garry tour, board the bus and begin your drive down the Red River Road Heritage Parkway. You stop briefly at Lockport with its historic St. Andrews Lock and Dam, pass by Captain Kennedy House Museum (built in 1866 by Captain William Kennedy, an explorer, entrepreneur and trader), St. Andrews-on-the-Red Anglican Church (the oldest stone church in Western Canada) and the St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Park.

Tour Includes:

  • Transportation by highway equipped motor coach
  • Entrance into Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada
  • Guided tour of River Road Heritage Parkway
  • Tour guide throughout

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Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building

(1.5 hours)

Do you ever wonder why the Manitoba Legislative Building has sphinxes on it? Have you wanted to learn about the symbols and hidden meanings behind the mystical architecture of the building? Join your guide for a tour of decoding the famous symbols and architecture that makes the building truly unique. Meet inside the building and begin your understanding of this magnificent building. Your guide will uncover trails of occult clues concealed in the buildings architecture including: hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerical codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked it has escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years! Is it possible that the Manitoba Legislative Building is really a conduit of magical power? Is this building's location in the centre of North America a site for numerous earth energies? Come and find out for yourself!

TripAdvisor lists the Hermetic Code as Winnipeg's # 1 tour and it is designated as a Signature Experience Collection by the Canadian Tourism Commission. In the last 3 years more than 10,000 persons have taken this tour. Creator Frank Albo is also the inspiration and subject of the Winnipeg Free Press' best selling "The Hermetic Code" book.

Tour Includes:

  • One and half hour guided Hermetic Code tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building
  • Meeting with Frank Albo (if he is the one doing the tour)

For a great Theme Evening consider a Hermetic Code tour folllowed by a reception or dinner in the Manitoba Legislative Building itself. Several conference groups have done this as their final conference event.

Note - Tours can be customized to include a Frank Albo slide show presentation prior to the tour at a pre-determined location. Contact Heartland Travel

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Local Food and Flavour

(4 hours)

The bakers at Tall Grass Prairie are passionate about the art and craft of baking so it's safe to say that the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company celebrates bread. Whole grain flour is milled daily on premises using stone mills. Here you will take a tour of the bakery, and take part in making your very own mini loaf of bread.

After this, visit Constance Popp Chcolates and sample the delectable delights created in the kitchen. Chocolatier Constance Popp (CCP) produces fresh premium artisan chocolate in Winnipeg. Using Manitoba-produced ingredients and exotic single-origin chocolate, these chocolates are made by a business that is socially and environmentally responsible.

Next, you will head to The Food Studio for lunch. The Food Studio is a multi-faceted facility that offers a commercial kitchen, meeting and dining space, and a warm European environment. It offers public and private cooking classes and has become an event space that is limited only by ones imagination. Classes are conducted around the teaching island contributing to an intimate and personal experience with a chef instructor.

Topics change with the seasons and can include: ethnic, vegetarian, healthy specific, weeknight meals, entertaining fare and basic cooking skills.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation by motor coach
  • Tour escort throughout
  • Interactive bread baking program at Tall Grass Prairie
  • Take home mini bread loaf
  • Tour of Constance Popp Chocolates
  • Food Studio hands on cooking class
  • Lunch at the Food Studio including a glass of wine

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