• November 26, 2020

    Fit for a Fairy Tale: Lauzon House

    Once upon a time in a land known as Kildonan, a man named Lauzon built a splendid home for his family to live happily ever after in. The picture perfect fairy tale house still stands in Winnipeg today, surrounded by gracious trees on a spacious corner lot, tucked away inconspicuously at the end of a…

  • November 18, 2020

    This Home Carries a Lot of Significance: Carey House

    On the edge of Assiniboine Park stands a grand old home, the oldest in Tuxedo. It was a pioneering home built by a bold young architect who was eager to leave his mark on Winnipeg with cutting edge designs. Originally standing alone in the wilderness, Carey House now sits in a wealthy residential neighbourhood, surrounded…

  • November 11, 2020

    Valour: A Road to Remembrance

    It was the war to end all wars. Unimaginable suffering and loss of life took place on both sides as the world descended into madness for four horrific years in the early 20th century. Young Canadian men in the prime of their lives were sent to the battlefield to take up arms.  While those left…

  • November 6, 2020

    Designated Heritage: Saving the Past for the Future!

    To designate or not to designate, that is the question! Heritage designations are headline news in Winnipeg, but they are all too misunderstood. Developers decry them, claiming all future plans for their building are being sabotaged, heritage supporters celebrate them, seeing an important part of our history being saved, while politicians are caught in the…

  • October 28, 2020

    The Haunting of Winnipeg’s Heritage

    Living in an older (and slightly creepier) building does not always mean its haunted, but its not entirely out of the question either… Winnipeg has plenty of haunted structures with equally haunting stories to go along with them, so it would not be surprising if the buildings you pass on the street or happen to…

  • October 22, 2020

    Hard Times for Henderson House

    Locked away behind a chain link fence at the back of St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park sits Henderson House. Once a pristine example of Red River frame architecture and one of the oldest houses in Winnipeg, it has been left to rot, history turning to dust right before our eyes. Built by a family whose…

  • A bird's eye view overlooking Winnipeg during fall

    October 14, 2020

    Heritage Winnipeg: Thinking of Thanksgiving

    Everyone can agree that 2020 has been quite a year and we still have a couple months to go. But despite all the things that may be going wrong in the world, Heritage Winnipeg has a lot to be thankful for. As we paused from our busy lives to celebrate Thanksgiving in a safe and…

  • October 7, 2020

    Making History: The 2020 Manitoba Heritage Summit

    Heritage belongs to everyone. It roots us in the past, and guides us into the future. It builds bridges and reminds us we belong, uniting us as a community. It pulls on our heartstrings and it gives us hope, all while enriching our day to day lives. It is artifacts and art, stories and songs,…

  • November 16, 2020

    Call for Nominations!

    Do you know a person, organization or project that went above and beyond to conserve Winnipeg’s built heritage in 2020? Nominate them for Heritage Winnipeg’s 36th Annual Preservation Awards! Awards are handed out in three categories: Heritage Conservation, Distinguished Service and Youth. They recognize building owners, professionals, organizations and individuals that strive to ensure Winnipeg’s…

  • November 2, 2020

    Request for Proposals

    RFP: Writing Services for a White Paper on Manitoba Heritage On 1 October, a group of eight Provincial Heritage Agencies (Association for Manitoba Archives, Association of Manitoba Museums, Heritage Winnipeg, Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, La Société historique de Saint-Boniface, Manitoba Archaeological Society, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Manitoba Historical Society) hosted the Manitoba Heritage Summit…

  • September 28, 2020


    🎉Announcing our winner for this year’s #DoorsOpenWinnipeg social media contest, Cassidy! 🎉 We love that you had a fun (and spooky 👻) time learning about Winnipeg’s history during Doors Open Winnipeg. Congrats, Cassidy! ✨😊   I love #DoorsOpenWinnipeg because we get to learn not only facts, but stories about the buildings and land we grew…

  • September 21, 2020

    10th Annual Peoples’ Choice Award Winners

    Presenting our winners for the 10th Annual Doors Open Winnipeg Peoples’ Choice Awards! ✨🙌   Congratulations and thank you to everyone that voted! 😊 Winners will receive a spectacular award created by a local artist. See all the winners from past years on the Doors Open Winnipeg website.

  • September 14, 2020

    Thank You!

    Thank you to the community for coming out and celebrating the stories our buildings tell during Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 – it was a huge success! We could not have done it without all our wonderful hosts, volunteers and sponsors. Their dedication and hard work made this event possible. Thank you so much for continuing…

  • September 11, 2020

    Celebrating Manitoba 150

    Celebrate Manitoba 150 with an original signed print by artist Robert Sweeney! For a donation of just $5, you can commemorate this special year while supporting Doors Open Winnipeg, a FREE community event. Meet the artist who will be at the Millennium Centre for Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 to sign your print and chat about…

  • September 10, 2020

    10th Annual Doors Open Winnipeg Peoples’ Choice Awards

    Heritage Winnipeg is very proud to present the 10th annual Doors Open Winnipeg Peoples’ Choice Awards. The awards component of Doors Open Winnipeg continues to be a unique and exciting addition to the event. Visitors have the chance to vote for their favourite buildings, tours and events. Winners will receive a spectacular award created by…

  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 Social Media Contest

    ⭐ Tell us why you love Doors Open Winnipeg for a chance to win! ⭐

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