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Winnipeg: 2-Hour City Trolley Tour

1. Winnipeg: 2-Hour City Trolley Tour

Experience the very best sights and stories Winnipeg has to offer on an award-winning 2-hour sightseeing tour by trolley. Fun and informative, this tour will help you find out what to go back and explore at your leisure on your visit to the city. On the tour, learn why Manitoba’s capital was once called the ‘wickedest city in Canada’, how a local team became history’s first Olympic hockey champions, Winnipeg’s shocking connection to James Bond, and much, much more. Each tour has a dedicated driver and a separate guide to provide a more personalized and engaging tour experience. There will be one stretch break approximately halfway through the tour. Highlights include: • Winnipeg’s charming French quarter of St. Boniface • Bell MTS Place hockey arena, home of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets • The community club where The Guess Who and Neil Young got their start • The stately mansions of Wellington Crescent • The grand 400-acre Assiniboine Park • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the world's first human rights museum • The Manitoba Legislative Building, one of Canada's most mysterious architectural wonders

Sights of South Winnipeg Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

2. Sights of South Winnipeg Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Embark on a driving tour to experience over 20 points of interest. See the University of Manitoba, King's Park, the Trappist Monastery, and more as you cruise around this fascinating part of town. Get out to stretch your legs and explore on foot when you like. Start at the University of Manitoba. Hear fascinating facts about university buildings while driving around. Listen to turn-by-turn directions delivered through your vehicle's stereo as you go. Continue to King’s Park, and get out to explore some sights on foot. See the Chinese Pagoda, a beautiful waterfall, and the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth- Hear interesting tidbits about Winnipeg history as you drive. See sights like the Manitoba Historical Trappist Monastery and learn about the monks' simple way of life. Encounter the Buddhist Pagoda with its figure of the meditating Buddharupa. Head for Saint Norbert Provincial Heritage Park for a stroll. Move onto the old village at Place Saint Norbert. Check out the St. Norbert Community Centre, the St. Norbert Farmers Market, and the red-domed Aisle Ritchot House.

Winnipeg: The Forks Self-Guided Smartphone Tour with Audio

3. Winnipeg: The Forks Self-Guided Smartphone Tour with Audio

Use this audio walking tour app to explore the many different locations that make up this beacon of heritage! You’ll experience the many turning points of history here, from the first indigenous people to meet here to all the new features of today! Hear interesting stories behind the Mahatma Gandhi Statue, the High Five Sculpture, the Niizhoziibean Trail, the meaning behind the Niimaamaa art piece and the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge. Learn about Winnipeg’s past and the Red River’s origin, the Forks National Historic Amphitheatre, the Historic Rail Bridge and Port, Oodena Celebration Terminal, the Johnston Terminal and the Path of Time Sculpture. As you walk the path, take time to admire the architecture of one of the most important museums in Canada, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. You’ll also pass by the fun Manitoba Children’s Museum, the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, better known as MTYP and the very colourful Variety Heritage Adventure Park. Take a break at The Forks Market and check out the extra special Public Orchard and Urban Garden. The final stop is the CN Stage and Field, where you’ll learn a few facts about the stage and surrounding area!

Walk Downtown Winnipeg with 4 Unique Smartphone Audio Tours

4. Walk Downtown Winnipeg with 4 Unique Smartphone Audio Tours

Explore Downtown Winnipeg on 4 self-guided walking tours. Listen to hands-free audio and have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. You do not have to complete all the tours in one day as the tours are yours to use any day or time you like. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play! Our Wealthy Winnipeg tour takes you to a once-exclusive section of Winnipeg's downtown. Starting at the old Hudson's Bay store, this tour takes you through part of the old neighborhood Broadway and Memorial area while exploring some of the interesting people and places from Winnipeg's history. Learn about the Manitoba Archives Building and the Winnipeg Jail. Hear about the Manitoba Legislative Building and see some memorials to the early settlers who were a huge part of Manitoba's beginnings. Get ready to learn about Winnipeg's exciting theatrical history on the Winnipeg in the Limelight Theatre Tour. It will take you through the old theatre district where in days gone by you could catch a Vaudeville show or the all new "talking pictures". Hear about and see some of the oldest theatres in North America that still exist today. Tour highlights include The Met, Winnipeg's Exchange District, Old Market Square, City Hall and the Burton Cummings Theatre. Winnipeg's Most Haunted walking tour begins at the Forks and goes through downtown Winnipeg to Pantages Playhouse. Learn about the area's many creepy locations that have been host to unexplainable and possibly supernatural occurrences!. Not only that, but you'll hear about a few locations outside the downtown area. We'll show you some of the spookiest buildings, theatres & churches Winnipeg has to offer! Some highlights of the tour include the Burton Cummings Theatre, the Masonic Temple, the Hamilton House, Vaughan Street Jail, and the Demon Hotel! Explore the many different locations that make up The Forks Walking Tour! You’ll experience the many turning points of history from the first indigenous people to meet here, to all the new features of today! We’ll end at the CN Stage and Field, where you’ll learn a few facts about the stage and surrounding area! Tour highlights include the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Oodena Celebration Circle, the Forks Market, MTYP, and the Johnston Terminal!

Winnipeg: Assiniboine Park Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

5. Winnipeg: Assiniboine Park Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Tour

Visit Assiniboine Park at your own leisure with an audio walking tour app that will guide you through its most popular attractions. Find out about the history of the park and its landmarks during a peaceful stroll. After starting your tour at the Assiniboine Park Footbridge, make your way toward the historic Pavilion, which houses various art galleries. Pay a visit to the free museum gallery dedicated to the beloved Winnie the Pooh. Attractions not to be missed during your tour include the magical Streuber Family Children’s Garden, the Nature Playground, the spectacular Leaf building, Canada’s Diversity Gardens, the glorious English Garden, and the free display of art at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Discover winding trails and wide open green spaces at Winnipeg’s famous Toboggan Hill, the Terry Fox Fitness Trail, and the Riley Family Duck Pond. Walk by the Cricket Field while learning about the history of the game. Hear about the last steam engine in Manitoba and take a ride on a colorful miniature replica train. During some periods of the year, you can sit back to free outdoor entertainment at the Lyric Theatre.

Canada e-SIM

6. Canada e-SIM

Uncover the magic of Canada while staying effortlessly connected with ConnectPhone's eSIM. Our eSIM ensures that you stay connected to the world while you explore the beauty and vibrancy of Canada. Our eSIM provides a hefty of high-speed data, making it ideal for travelers who need a reliable internet connection for navigating, streaming, sharing their experiences on social media, or staying connected with family and work. No matter how long you decide to travel we've got a plan that ensures your online connectivity.

Winnipeg: Manitoba Legislative Grounds Audio Walking Tour

7. Winnipeg: Manitoba Legislative Grounds Audio Walking Tour

Exploring the incredible grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building, this tour will make the statues & monuments come to life! Included in the tour is an eye-spy type hunt for some less obvious statues that adorn the building! You'll learn about the famous Golden Boy Statue atop the Legislative Building. Through your smartphone, you'll listen to and explore the various elements and historical moments that makes Manitoba a hub of diversity. Hear about the historical figures that shaped the province and country into what it is today. See statues honouring the accomplishments of many including James Wolfe, the Earl of Dufferin and Louis Riel. You'll even hear from the legend Robbie Burns himself! Enjoy the beautiful park like setting with its river and lush grounds as you hear the stories behind many of the monuments and memorials dedicated to those who came before us ... the Valiant Five, the Women of the Commonwealth, the British Monarchy and the Winnipeg Receiving Station monuments reflecting a large population of Winnipeg. Through your smartphone, you'll listen to and explore the various elements and historical moments that makes Manitoba a hub of diversity.

Winnipeg: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour

8. Winnipeg: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour

Explore Winnipeg’s haunted spots with this audio tour for your smartphone. Walk past iconic local sights, like the St. Boniface Cathedral and the St. Boniface Museum.  Hear about the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg’s most well-known haunted location. Find out about its most haunted room. Walk past Manitoba’s Legislative Building and the large yellow building that was once the Vaughn St. Jail. Find out about the haunted history of Hamilton House and a beige downtown building that was once home to a Masonic Temple. Discover the creepy stories around the Burton Cummings Theater and the Marlborough Hotel. End your tour outside the historic Pantages Playhouse.

Kenora and Winnipeg: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

9. Kenora and Winnipeg: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Make your drive come alive with an audio tour between Kenora/Rushing River and Winnipeg. Take the tour from either direction. Get insight into the area's natural wonders, attractions, and history. Let your audio guide transform your drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure. Have the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Take a picture with the big "Centre of Canada" sign. Hear information and recommendations as you pass by Steinbach, the district of Richer, Smokey's Tree Stump, Shoal Lake and Devil's Gap. Listen as the audio guide tells you the story of Terry Fox, Folklorama, Winnie the Pooh and Manitoba's early inhabitants. Discover the mission of the Sandilands Forest Discovery Centre, the Spy School and Sir William Stephenson better known as 007. Delve into the supernatural at the Mather-Walls House. Explore West Hawk Lake and the Township of Reddit. Find out about Rushing River Provincial Park, Kenora and the City of Winnipeg. Use the guide safely with the hands-free feature that plays automatically as you get close to points of interest. Save your data with an app that can be used offline.

Winnipeg, MB: Murder Mystery Detective Experience

10. Winnipeg, MB: Murder Mystery Detective Experience

Step into the shoes of a newly-minted detective, tasked by Commander Mahoney to solve a gripping case... murder on the streets of Winnipeg. During this crime solving audio adventure, you'll visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, either in person or virtually via the web version (included). You'll have the choice to experience the downtown area with the walking map, go with one of the two driving routes on the outskirts of the city. *see images for exact routes New for 2024, you'll also have the option of exploring the downtown area from your couch while playing the web version on any browser enabled device (PC, tablet, cast to Smart TV). You'll park or stop at each location, listen to the audio story and put your detective skills to the test by gathering clues and piecing together the evidence. At the end, you'll make your deductions and issue an arrest warrant. Your all around detective skills will be tested too, culminating in a Case Performance Score to gauge your sleuthing prowess. Suitable for solo detectives, dynamic duos, or groups of mystery enthusiasts, this game will have you immersed in an audio tale full of intrigue. The game awaits, detective – are you prepared to crack the case?

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