Birth of a Province Self-Guided Tour

Starts: The Forks – Oodena Circle
Tour Length: 5.5 km (7 km return)

We all know that 2020 marked Manitoba’s 150th birthday, but how many of us really know the people and places that led to our province’s foundation?

This family-friendly ride along the scenic Red & Assiniboine Rivers will introduce you to the remarkable characters and exciting events that helped our home take shape.

The tour will help you better understand:

  • Our local history before we became Manitoba
  • The historical architecture of our downtown
  • The differing cultures and perspectives of English and French Metis communities
  • The impact of Canadian colonialism on local ways of life

Tour Stops

1 – Oodena Celebration Circle

2 – Archbishop’s Residence

3 – St-Boniface Cathedral Cemetery

4 – Belvédère Saint-Boniface

5 – Upper Fort Garry Heritage Provincial Park

6 – Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre

7 – Government House of Manitoba

8 – Statue of Louis Riel

9 – Manitoba Legislative Building

10 – Statue of Queen Victoria

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The Pedal into History project was supported by contributions from the Province of Manitoba through the Heritage Grants Program., the City of Winnipeg, and Seven Oaks House Museum. We are grateful for their support.