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Winnipeg, Canada
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The Forks

The Forks

The Forks, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is a shopping and entertainment district that has been created within a lot of historic buildings. The site was once a railway repair facility, and over the years, the various buildings have been meticulously restored to house a mix of interesting shops and services. Particularly, A lookout is located in one of the buildings. It would be a good spot to get a bird's eye view of the area. Pleasant walking trails along the riverfront will take visitors over to another of Winnipeg's key attractions, the Legislative Building.
 

 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human rights to the Winnipeg cultural scene has become the city's high tech landmark. It is the symbol of museum reflecting human rights in Canada and around the world. In addition, the museum is known both for it's unique building design and it's interesting concept in presenting human rights stories. It has proved controversial in many ways. Recently, above all, it is no doubt an important Canadian cultural institution.

 

 

The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum primarily features the human and natural history of the province, with its broad range spanning 17th-century ships to the glam of the roaring 20s. A highly interactive Science Gallery is good in that it is so educational and fun, while the museum's Planetarium introduces the vastness of the night sky on its domed screen.

 

 

Assiniboine Park

Assiniboine Park

Winnipeg's oldest park,  it is such a huge area that encompasses 45 hectares of grassy lawns, mature trees, cultural facilities and an English garde. The Assiniboine Park Zoo is situated within its grounds and is habitat for a wide variety of animals, flora, and fauna. Special emphasis is given to creatures of the northern latitudes (many of which are indigenous to Canada), though there are also some exotic species such as the Siberian tiger and red kangaroo. In this area, many flora and variable fauna has been combined with each other. Other attractions in the park include the 4-8-2 steam train and the world famous Leo Mol sculpture garden.

 

 

Legislative Building

Legislative Building

Built of local Tyndall stone and Italian marble, the magnificent and marvellous neoclassical Legislative Building in Winnipeg was completed in 1919. It contains the provincial legislative chambers, the Premier's office, and some government departments. the elaborate grounds feature statues, monuments, and manicured gardens. Standing the 72-meter dome is a statue known as the Golden Boy, a four-meter-high bronze weighing five tons and plated with 23.5 carat gold. In detail, a torch in his right hand and sheaf of wheat on his left arm symbolize Manitoba's enduring agricultural prosperity.

 

 

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, which is shaped like the bow of a ship as being housed in the symbol of modern building, possesses lots of collections of both classic and contemporary art by Canadian, American, European, and Inuit artists. It is Western Canada's oldest art gallery and frequently hosts events and a wide range of artists, from poets to jazz musicians. Furthermore, Be sure to check out the very unique triangular rooftop sculpture garden for views widening over the city.

 

 

Exchange District

Exchange District

Turn-of-the-century Victorian and Edwardian commercial architecture defines Winnipeg's Exchange District. Recently, the Exchange District has seen a revival with old warehouses, bank, and business premises being converted into fashion boutiques, up-market shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Old Market Square is the unofficial heart of the area, and the site of various events and festivals in the summer months. The Exchange District is also getting to focus for the city's cultural life with an impressive selection of venues including the Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and Manitoba Centennial Centre that many people enjoyes their own cultural life visiting The Exchange District.

 

 

Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive

Spread over 259 hectares, Fort Whyte Alive is known for its five lakes, grassy parkland, and bog boardwalks. It is famous for beautiful nature and sceneries. The interpretive center is home to an aquarium and nature exhibits. Outdoors, visitors can watch the bison herd, birds, prairie dogs, and other wildlife, or undertake a canoe or kayak trip.

 

 

St. Boniface Cathedral

St. Boniface Cathedral

St. Boniface Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in western Canada, founded in 1818. The building was considered Manitoba's best example of French Romanesque architecture, but it has been rebuilt on several occasions owing to fire - though the modern cathedral incorporates the historic façade. Set in a pleasant park, the cemetery is Western Canada's oldest Catholic burial ground. It has many old gravestones of the first settlers and key figures from days long past, including the grave of Louis Riel. The St. Boniface Museum, the oldest building in Winnipeg, was constructed in 1846 for the Grey Nuns and was the first convent, hospital, girls' school, and orphanage in the Canadian West. After restoration in 1967, it became a museum documenting the history of Manitoba's French minority.

 

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