Tour the places online and plan a trip when they open.
Whether you be a history buff or an art enthusiast or the nature lover, there is plenty to discover online from your couch!
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery. In addition to housing the world’s largest public collection of modern and contemporary Inuit art (WAG is set to open Inuit Art Centre in late 2020), the Gallery also has an impressive collection of contemporary, decorative, American & European art, and photography, videos, prints and drawings. You can now browse through high-resolution images of these collections online.
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My Daily Art – Day 19! Turning from the WAG collection to the architecture behind the art, I wanted to feature some of the spaces of what is considered one of Canada’s most celebrated late modernist buildings. The 1971 limestone-clad triangular edifice, designed by Gustavo da Roza, was the third but first purpose-built structure for the Gallery, which was established in 1912. Over the last fifty years, the Gallery has been photographed many times from this same angle – looking south from the roof of the Hudson’s Bay Company building. And other than the changing models of cars, fashions of pedestrians, or the surrounding built environment captured in the succession of building portraits, the WAG remains remarkably timeless, a much sought-after attribute of good architecture. By far, it’s the largest artwork in the Gallery’s permanent collection. This post is part of our Director Stephen Borys (@stephenborys_wag)' series My Daily Art. Follow along on social media or visit our website for this and more WAG@Home content – link in bio ♥️🏡♥️ Pictured: WAG Building c. 1973. WAG Building c. 2013. From the @hudsonsbay rooftop on Memorial Blvd. #wagathome #atwag #mydailyart #architcture #fromthecollection #directorspick #winnipeg #finditdowntown #onlyinthepeg #exploremb #yourcollection
WAG has also started the WAG@Home series to introduce both kids and adults to its collection through fun activities, posts, colouring sheets, stories and more. We feel, this series is a very fun and effective way through which online visitors can appreciate the art housed at WAG.
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
No journey to Winnipeg will be complete without a visit to CMHR. From the comfort of your home, you can now access CMHR’s content as well as appreciate its stunning architecture. Download their Mobile app to check out the entire museum, read powerful and inspiring stories on their website or join CMHR guides on virtual tours. These virtual tours not only provides insight into its content but also showcases the architectural features of the Museum.
Manitoba MuseumAt the heart of Manitoba Museum are the province and its people. Catch a glimpse of what can be found in displays and exhibits throughout the Museum.
The Museum connects to its visitors through ManitobaMuseum@Home. This virtual experience shares the history of Manitoba, the science that we see around us, and the wonders of the universe through virtual tours, videos, demonstrations, and activities.
Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre, a National and Provincial Heritage Site, was the home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald, former Premier of Manitoba. Take a virtual tour to see
this opulently decorated house. You can navigate through the tour by clicking on the white hotspots on the floor. In certain portions of the house you can see information snippets (Blue and white /Orange and white concentric circles), which will give a brief introduction/relevant information pertinent to that space. Read about navigate using a VR headset here.
La Maison Gabrielle-Roy – The House of Gabrielle RoyThe childhood home of Francophoneauthor Gabrielle Roy is a popular destination among avid readers. The house has been recreated from the descriptions found in her books.
Royal Aviation Museum Virtual Cockpits
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is closed to the public for renovation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tour some of its contents. Now you can enjoy a virtual tour of the cockpits of its aircrafts.
Manitoba Children’s MuseumThe Manitoba Children’s Museum is a happy place for kids, where learning goes hand in hand with fun, lots of fun. The museum focuses on nurturing children’s imagination and spark learning. Their online content is as much fun with daily inspiration, educational resources, and interactive activities.
Attractions & Tours
West End Biz Online Mural Tour
There are a number of tours that can be done in Winnipeg. But the one that’s unique is Winnipeg’s mural tour. Among the many murals found across Winnipeg, the 70 murals at the West End neighbourhood showcases the culture and the history of the neighbourhood. 11 murals from across the West End are featured on this tour.
Assiniboine Park & Zoo
Assiniboine Park & Zoo is a popular destination for families. You can meet some of the inhabitants at the Zoo during the Live Creature Feature sessions.
Welcome back to the Zoo for another live Creature Feature! Today we’re introducing you to our grey wolves, learning about pack dynamics, and answering your questions! We need your help now more than ever. While the Zoo is closed you can help us care for our animals by making a charitable donation: www.assiniboinepark.ca/animalcare
Posted by Assiniboine Park & Zoo on Monday, April 20, 2020
The ForksLocated at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, The Forks is perhaps the most loved place for Winnipegers. There are 6000 years of history waiting to be discovered in this vibrant and bustling place.
FortWhyte Alive is for the explorer, for all those people who love nature and all it stands for.
Oak Hammock Marsh
This prairie marsh is home to many fascinating inhabitants. This is also a popular destination for nature lovers because it offers many outdoor activities to enjoy. See what’s happening right now at Oak Hammock Marsh through their live marshcam.
Are you a Winnipegger? Then, here are the restaurants offering take-outs and delivery during COVID-19.
Virtual Events & Other Online Activities
- Winnipeg This Weekend
- 30+ Quarantine Concerts to Live Stream
- Watch Amazing Theatre Performances From Across the World for Free
- 50+ Music Concerts to Watch Online This Weekend
These are, but a small glimpse of what Winnipeg has to offer. To find out more, plan a tripto the Peg City. Call 1 855 PEG CITY (734-2489).