• 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,…

  • Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens

    September 30, 2020

    Famous Sculptor Leo Mol: When Art Forms History

    The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is a quiet place to relax, to enjoy nature and to look at incredible art in the busy city of Winnipeg. Located in Assiniboine Park just a short walk from the Pavilion, it is a place of tranquility for any art and nature fan. Art is an important part of…

  • September 23, 2020

    Many Buildings, Two Churches, One Tower: 440 Hargrave Street

    The First Baptist Church is as old as the City of Winnipeg itself, being founded in 1873. This is not a tale of that church, but that of the magnificent tower that stands tall on the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Hargrave Street. To properly tell this tale, it is necessary to go back in…

  • September 17, 2020

    When the Lights Go Out at the Rover Station

    Over a century ago in 1911 when the population of Winnipeg was only 136,035, the electrical station on Rover Avenue was built. Standing tall at 199 Annabella Street (formerly Rachel Street), it is a dapper three storey red brick structure. Designed in the Edwardian style, the building faces Rover Avenue, with its original address being…

  • September 3, 2020

    Doors Open Winnipeg 2020: United in Celebration

    Are you ready to celebrate Winnipeg’s built heritage? Then you do not want to miss Doors Open Winnipeg 2020, a FREE public event during the weekend of September 12th and 13th! Join Heritage Winnipeg in supporting the historic museums, businesses, religious institutions, arts & cultural centres, and walking tours that strive to protect, conserve, and…

  • St. Vital Museum

    August 26, 2020

    St. Vital Museum: Vital Winnipeg History

    At 600 St. Mary’s Road stands a handsome two-storey red brick structure which has stood the test of time in Winnipeg’s St. Vital neighbourhood. Built as the St. Vital Fire Hall & Police Station, it now functions as an ambulance station and museum – the St. Vital Museum. It is a special piece of Winnipeg…

  • August 19, 2020

    This is the House that Bawlf Built: 11 Kennedy Street

    On the prairies, in a city, on a street, at the corner, once stood the house that Nicolas Bawlf built. A mansion in the style of a queen, the house was built for the king of Winnipeg’s grain exchange. Standing proudly on a street steeped with history, the beautiful home did not even last 100…

  • 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! ⭐

  • September 1, 2020

    Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 Preregistration

    🚨 It’s only a few days until preregistration opens for Doors Open Winnipeg 2020! 🚨 Preregistration officially opens Friday, September 4 at noon! All preregistration will be done online. To help keep everyone safe and ensure provincial guidelines are followed, nearly every building and tour for Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 will require preregistration. Be sure…

  • August 11, 2020

    Volunteers Wanted for Doors Open Winnipeg 2020!

    Are you passionate about Winnipeg’s history and enjoy interacting with the public? Consider volunteering for Doors Open Winnipeg on September 12th and 13th, 2020! Volunteering for Doors Open Winnipeg helps: 🚪 Foster public awareness and understanding of community history and local architecture 🚪 Inspire civic pride and allow Winnipeggers to be tourists in their own…

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