Established in 1904, this 283-acre riverside park offers
sufficient attractions to easily fill a whole day in Winnipeg.
Stunning landscaped gardens include the Formal Gardens, English
Gardens, the therapeutic Abilities Garden, the Herb Garden and the
Garden of Life. Winnipeg's superb zoo is also in the park, along
with a conservatory containing eight thousand plant and flower
species and a nature-themed playground.
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Opened in 1912, western Canada's oldest public art gallery
contains extensive collections of artworks Canadian and Inuit
artists as well as many international pieces dating from the Gothic
and Renaissance periods. The gallery also hosts an ever-changing
roster of exhibitions.
This picturesque and tree-lined National Historic Site in
downtown Winnipeg is home to many of the city's historic and
cultural attractions including the Nivsky Square which regularly
hosts free entertainment during the summer, Winnipeg's theatre
district, and a selection of eclectic shops and restaurants.
St. Boniface Cathedral
Originally built in 1860 but destroyed by fire, the Basilica and
Cathedral of St Boniface in Winnipeg's olden French Quarter was
reconstructed on a larger scale in 1906. This building was also
damaged by fire in 1968 but its impressive stone façade, vestry and
external walls were retained and incorporated into the impressive
current cathedral which dates from 1972.