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Historic sites & landmarks

Experience Manitoba's incredible history by visiting these historic sites and landmarks year round.

Viking Park

104-2 Ave., Gimli

This 4.5 m (15 ft.) fibreglass statue is the central attraction at this park, which has a walking path and views of the lake. See if you can spot the tiny houses hidden in the rocks!

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Souris Swinging Bridge

Boundary St., Souris

At 184 m (604 ft.), the Souris Swinging Bridge is the longest swinging pedestrian bridge in Canada. The bridge was originally built in 1904 and rebuilt in 2013. 

 

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Manitoba Legislative Building

450 Broadway, Winnipeg

From finding hidden fossils to so-called occult clues, there's more than what meets the eye at this historic building. Don't forget to check out the Golden Boy atop the building's dome!

 

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The Forks

1 Forks Market Rd., Winnipeg

There's always something to do at The Forks - skate and enjoy the indoor shopping and dining in the winter; play in the splash pad and park, or walk along the river trail, in the summer. 

 

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Trappist Monastery

80 Des Ruines du Monastere St., Winnipeg

This former monastery, established in 1892, ​was partially destroyed by fire in 1983. Now dubbed "The Ruins," this site is also home to live theatre - Shakespeare in the Ruins.

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Union Railway Station

123 Main St., Winnipeg

Watch trains come and go with your little one at this designated heritage site, built in the early 1900s. Located next to The Forks, you can certainly make a family day of it! 

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