This casually-paced tour will take us into the lap of luxury, exploring the beautiful old buildings in Old Winnipeg’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.
It’s no coincidence that many of Winnipeg’s most remarkable mansions are clustered along the Assiniboine River. From Armstrong’s Point to Wellington Crescent, we’ll be tracing the development of this area from backwoods bush to the seat of political and economic power.
Winnipeg was once known as the “Chicago of the North”, and our historic architecture reflects that rich past. At the same time we developed a reputation as a wild west town, filled with outrageous characters who made their own rules.
We’ll be tracing the history of our city’s early elites: Visiting corrupt land barons, abusive mayors, and a wealthy Metis woman who taught racist writers what “respect” means on the prairies.
Cost is $10 plus fees.
Ride starts at 10am and runs until noon.
Ride starts/ends at Balmoral High School, 109 Langside.
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