Underneath the Elms Self-Guided Tour

Starts: Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (175 Talbot Ave)
Tour Length: 9.50 km


Few people realize that Elmwood started out as one of Winnipeg’s original suburbs. Not so long ago, developed areas of East Kildonan were open prairie. This ride will trace the evolution of this cozy neighbourhood from remote woodlots and farmland, to a bustling hub for industry and immigration. Rail lines and factories gave rise to their own style of distinctly-Canadian working-class architecture, standing in stark contrast with monumental churches.

As we tour the historic sites and architecture along the east bank of the mighty Red River, we’ll learn about the unique influences left on the area by its many immigrant communities from Central and Eastern Europe.

Tour Stops

1 – Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute

2 – Bison Statue

3 – La Salle Hotel

4 – Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

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6 – Redwood Community Church – Fire hall

7 – JC’s Tacos

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9 – Roxy Lanes

10 – Glenelm School

11 – Gordon-King Memorial United Church

12 – Elmwood Cemetary

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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.