Downtown Flashback Tours

June 22nd, 2015 - September 14th, 2015 This free noon-hour guided walking tour will take you back in time to when downtown Winnipeg had a very different look. Compare then and now by taking a peek through a Viewmaster and learn a bit about what's shaped the downtown we see today. Stops include landmarks like the Free Press Building, the former Eaton's location, Portage & Main, and Union Station.

Tickets: Free
When: Runs approx. Noon - 12:45pm
Where: Meet at Air Canada Park (339 Portage Avenue), tour ends at Union Station

Tour is first come first serve for up to 25 people. In the event of rain, the tour will be cancelled.

Tour Dates:
Monday, June 22
Tuesday, June 23
Monday, July 6
Tuesday, July 7
Monday, July 20
Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, August 4
Monday, August 17
Tuesday, August 18
Monday, August 31
Tuesday, September 8
Monday, September 14

"The Queen at the Council " by Nathan Tidridge Book Launch

August 13th, 2015 Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Nathan Tidridge is launching his 4th book, in Winnipeg at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights on Aug. 13th. The book is entitled: "The Queen at the Council Fire - The Treaty of Niagara, Reconciliation and the Dignified Crown in Canada". It is published by Dundurn Press. Tidridge thinks that "most people are pretty disconnected with the Crown - they don't understand that it's really part of the country, the bones and structure of the country. The book highlight the problems with Canada's growth, The book identifies how the Crown, the Governor General and the Lieutenant Governors can further reconciliation." (Flamborough Review, July 29 2015) Profits from the book will be donated to The Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps, managed by Frontier College on behalf of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Railway Days 2015 at the Winnipeg Railway Museum

September 19th, 2015 - September 20th, 2015 The Winnipeg Railway Museum, Tracks 1 and 2 in the Via Rail Union Station, 123 Main Street, Winnipeg
Celebrating our region's rail heritage, industry, hobbyists, and preservation under one roof for a couple of days in September.

Culture Days

September 25th, 2015 - September 27th, 2015 For more information go to their website at

Manitoba Genealogical Society Annual Open House

September 26th, 2015

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

September 26th, 2015 - September 27th, 2015 Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art. The annual event attracts thousands of people the heart of the city. Artists, galleries, cultural organizations and independent curators create and host their own events around the city. These events are FREE to the public and encourage and celebrate arts and culture in our community. Anyone interested in coordinating an event that celebrates contemporary visual art is welcome to register and host. Debuting in Winnipeg in September 2010 the concept of Nuit Blanche originated in France in 1984 and has since spread to many cities around the world. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is held annually on either the last Saturday of September or the first Saturday of October. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg events are focused in three main zones: 1. Downtown 2. Exchange District 3. St. Boniface The event coincides with Culture Days, an annual, collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is run by the staff of Culture Days Manitoba and the Nuit Blanche Winnipeg Committee. For more information go to
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