Explore Winnipeg through these unique self-guided or guided tours.
1. Eco Tours at Fort Whyte Alive
If you are visiting Winnipeg, a trip to Fort Whyte should not be missed. Fort Whyte Alive conducts two eco tours- A Prairie Legacy: The Bison and its People & Bison Safari. A Prairie Legacy: The Bison and its People is a Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experience. This is a 3 hour guided trip which takes you through the history of Manitoba, the Aboriginals, Métis and Pioneers. From there travel to the prairie for an encounter with the mighty bisons. Get abroad a Voyageur canoe and spend some time in the pioneer sod house, sip wild bush tea and enjoy a bite of bannock. Bison Safari is a one hour guided tour to the open natural oasis to meet Bisons. Both the tours offer lots of amazing photo opportunities, so don’t forget to take your camera along with you. FortWhyte Alive
A Prairie Legacy: The Bison and its People: $40/person
Bison Safari: $15.00/adult $5.00/child (must be accompanied by an adult)
2. St. Boniface & St. Norbert Tours
The heart of the Franco-Manitoban community, St. Boniface has lots of history with landmark buildings including St. Boniface Cathedral, Esplanade Riel, Boulevard Provencher, the Provencher Bridge, the Royal Canadian Mint and more. Take one of the guided or self-guided tours and get acquainted with the history of the place and its importance to Manitoba. St. Boniface Tours
Location: 219 Provencher Blvd., Saint-Boniface. Phone: (204) 233-8343
St. Norbert Heritage Provincial Park, 40 Turnbull Drive
Hours: Guided Cathedral Tours: Saturdays June 2 – September 1 | 11:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:45 PM and 3:45 PM
Guided Walking Tour of Old St. Boniface: From Victoria Day – Labour day or on request. Guided walking tour offered daily at 10:30 A.M and 1:30 P.M starting at the old St. Boniface city hall
Geo-routes St. Norbert: Victoria Day – Labour Day
St. Boniface Cathedral Self-guided tour: Daily | Monday -Friday : 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost: Free and ticketed tours.
Guided Walking Tour of Old St. Boniface: $8 Adults; $7 Senior (55+); $5 Kids (12 and under)
Geo-routes St. Norbert: Kit rental: $7 per person (includes GPS unit)
3. Prairie Pathfinders
Prairie Pathfinder love walking and organize weekly walks or hikes across different parts of the city. They also go on ‘out-of- town’ day hikes during the weekends. Prairie Pathfinders
Hours: April – October. Usually held on Monday mornings and Wednesday evenings
Cost : Club fee – A seasonal membership costs $25. (Special event / out-of-town day hikes have an additional $5 fee for club members / $15 for non-member participants.) Non-members can pay $2 for an urban hike if they want to ‘try us out’ before deciding to join.
4. SquarePeg Tours
Square Peg tours arranges various tours across Winnipeg for the young and the old. Be it their guided seasonal bus or walking tours, their guides bring alive the history of winnipeg. You might want to try their Ghost Investigations, Vaughan Street Jail tour or their ‘unique’ walking tours. SquarePeg Tours
5. Oral History Tour
Discover the rich history of Manitoba’s Indigenous people through stories, legends and Forks monuments. Details
Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays, July at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Duration: 90 minutes
6. O’ Tours
Ô TOURS strives to provide unique visitor experiences in Winnipeg and around Manitoba. In addition to providing personalised tours, they also provide Winnipeg City Bus tours. O’ Tours
7. Exchange District Tours
A National Historic Site, the Exchange District is known for its heritage building. Hear the stories of power, corruption and heroism as you walk along the buildings. A must see for any visitor to Winnipeg! Also experience the culinary delitghts of the exchange district on the food tour. Follow two of Winnipeg’s greatest hot shot reporters through some of the biggest events in Winnipeg’s history during the Theatrical Tour, Riots, Rebels, and Revolutionaries. Exchange District Walking Tours
Hours: May – August
Cost : $7 – $10; Food tour: $65 – $85/person
8. QR Code Tour
Learn about Winnipeg’s buildings and landscapes. With no fixed route, the QR Code Tour is a unique tour that can be used to explore the city based on your interest. Which ever part of the city you find yourself at, just click on the QR Code Reader/Scanner app pre-installed on your mobile. Stroll through the streets and learn about Winnipegs architechtural projects and landscapes. QR Code Tour
9. City Trolley Tours
Tour Winnipeg in Winnipeg Electric Company streetcar inspired trolleys. Visit St. Boniface, and the Exchange District National Historic Site, the MTS Centre, Osborne Village, view the mansions on Wellington Crescent, and enjoy the Assiniboine Park. Marvel at the human rights museum, the Manitoba Legislative Building, and more. City Trolley Tours
Location: Tours depart from in front of The Forks Market at The Forks. For information, contact 204-226-8687
Cost: Winnipeg City Tour: Adults: $27.50; Students (with valid ID): $25.50; Child (12 and under): $14.50; 5 and under: Free
Brewery Tour: General Admission (includes three pints): $69.95; Dry Run (no pints): $39.95
10. Downtown Winnnipeg BIZ tours
There are 8 different tours to choose from: The Breakfast Club, Tap in, A Moveable Feast, Patio Crawl, Winnipeg Wine, Downtown Flashback, Cocktail Crawl, Bikes & Brunch. Downtown Winnnipeg BIZ tours
Hours: June – September
Cost: Tap in/Breakfast Tour/Cocktail Crawl/Moveable Feast: $40/person
Patio Crawl: $30/person
Winnipeg Wine: $85/person
Downtown Fashback tour: Free
11. Tours by Heartland Travels
Go on tours organised by Heartland travels. Be it the Magical Musical History tour to learn about the musical history of Winnipeg, or the Chritmas Lights tours. Named a Canadian Signature Experience, the Hermetic Code Tours of MB Legislative Building is unforgettable experience of architectural wonder. Heartland Travels
Location: Meeting Place for the Bus Tour: In front of the Travel Manitoba Information Centre, 1 Forks Market Road.
Hours: Magical Musical History Tour: July – September
Hermetic Code Tours of MB Legislative Building: April – October
Christmas Lights Tours: December
City of Ghosts Bus Tour: October
Cost: Magical Musical History Tour: $48.10/person
Hermetic Code Tours of MB Legislative Building: $41.80/person
Christmas Lights Tours: Adults (12+) $25 + 5% GST; Children (3 – 12) $14 + 5% GST; Children (3-) are “free on the knee”
Ghosts Tours: Adult (18+) $47.79 – $52.12; Child/Youth (8-17) $18.59
12. The Murals of Winnipeg
Go on self-guided mural trails. Follow the information in the website and learn about the outdoor art and the artists who made them. The Murals of Winnipeg
13. Public Art Tours
Learn about public art in Winnipeg on this guided tour. Public Art Tours
14. Oak Hammock Marsh Tour – A Bird in the Hand
A Canadian Signature Experience on Winnipeg avian wildlife. Learn about the importance of Oak Hammock Marsh and bird banding. Experience the thrill of holding a wildbird in your hand. Cruise on a Voyageur canoe, see the night sky from the wetlands and more. Oak Hammock Marsh Tour
15. Winnipeg Trails
A wonderful website with detailed maps of over 30 detailed trail maps across the City of Winnipeg. Winnipeg Trails
16. Bike Winnipeg
Get dozens of different routes you can take with your bike from Bike Winnipeg.
17. Splash Dash Boat Tours
Get the best of Winnipeg from Splash Dash Guided River Tour. This half-hour trip starts from Forks harbour daily.
Hours: May 15 – August 31 | 10:00 AM – sunset; September 1 – October 15 | Noon – sunset
Cost: Adults: $11.50; Youth and Seniors: $9.00
Journey along Red and Assiniboine river in the River Spirit Water Bus.
Hours: Monday – Thursday | Noon – 9:00 PM; Friday – Sunday | Noon – 11:30 PM
Cost: One way fare from any dock any other dock is $3.50; Day pass: $20.00/person.
18. Winnipeg Skywalk
Feeling too cold or too hot to take a walk? Try the Winnipeg Skywalk. This network of skyways and tunnels allowing pedestrians to travel across downtown Winnipeg is a great way to take in the city. The skywalk map can be found here.
19. The Loop Trail
Explore Winnipeg’s unique architectural landmarks and culture via the loop trail. Get the map here.
20. Canoe Tour
Tour Winnipeg on a canoe. Details
21. Red River Mutual Trail
Experience a Winnipeg tradition and skate, walk, run, or sled your way along The Red River Mutual Trail. Starting in the heart of the city, the Guinness World Record-holding longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world offers the unique experience of seeing the sights of Winnipeg from the frozen Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Details.
Hours: Winter season