• July 8, 2020

    A Timeless Treasure: The Rothesay Apartments

    The Rothesay Apartments are an exquisite hidden gem, a true reflection of Winnipeg’s growth and prosperity in the early 20th century. Located in the Wolseley neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw from both the downtown and exclusive Armstrong’s Point areas, today it is part of “one of the most intact pre-1930 residential areas in Canada” (Tourism…

  • A photo of the John Dafoe house on Spence Street by Christian Cassidy

    June 30, 2020

    Christian Cassidy: A Voice for Hidden Heritage

    Like with each person, every building tells a story. Our buildings can tell us about our past and give us some insight about our future. However, there are times when some buildings that are less known to the public blend into the background. They are buildings that are not regularly posted about online, are not…

  • Albert Street (between 1913-1922)

    June 24, 2020

    The Hammond Building: A Home For Heritage

    Tucked in Winnipeg’s Exchange District at 61-65 Albert Street between Notre Dame Avenue and McDermot Avenue is the Hammond Building. This incredible structure is where the team at Heritage Winnipeg works hard to promote the conservation of Winnipeg’s built heritage. Built during the early 1900s, the Hammond Building is a municipally designated structure. Not only…

  • June 17, 2020

    The Winnipeg Roller Rink: Let the Good Times Roll!

    Many people who grew up in Winnipeg have experienced sitting down to lace up their rented skates, the struggle to get up, followed by victoriously skating a lap or two around the roller rink. The thrill of going fast, the cool breeze washing over your face, skating to the music under the light of the…

  • June 10, 2020

    A Canadian Castle: The Fort Garry Hotel

    The Fort Garry Hotel, located at 222 Broadway, is one of the oldest hotels still standing in Winnipeg. The hotel, designed by architects George A. Ross and David H. MacFarlane between 1911-1913, is also a striking (and only!) example of the Château architectural style in the city. Built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (which…

  • June 5, 2020

    The Forks Market: Adaptive Masterclass

    At the heart of Winnipeg lies the Forks, a bustling public centre with diverse food, activities, performances, shops, history and more. The site is located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, an historic waterfront framed by the rail line. As Winnipeg’s most popular tourist attraction it welcomes more than four million visitors on an…

  • The Witch's Hut at Kildonan Park

    May 28, 2020

    Kildonan Park: Strolling Through History

    A beautiful site with lush trees and open fields, Kildonan Park is the perfect place to socialize and relax. Established in 1909 at 2015 Main Street, Kildonan Park was a 73-acre space. Over time, the park has since expanded and now spreads 98 acres beside the Red River. People can enjoy the park in a…

  • May 21, 2020

    Robert J. Sweeney: At the Intersection of Art and Architecture

    You do not have to look far to catch a glimpse of Winnipeg’s rich architectural history. Buildings of all shapes and sizes decorate the city— each with a story to share with us. These stories and designs can help us truly appreciate the different buildings whether modernist like the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Queen Anne Revival…

  • March 5, 2020

    Streetcar 356

    Help support the restoration of the Streetcar #356 through the GoFundMe Campaign.

    In 1980, Heritage Winnipeg acquired Winnipeg Streetcar #356, accepting both ownership and responsibility for its continued preservation…

  • February 20, 2020

    2020 Heritage Preservation Award Winners

    Congratulations to all the 2020 Annual Preservation Award Winners! Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the champions of Winnipeg's built heritage on February 18th, 2020. Special thanks to ThinkShift hosting the awards ceremony at the James Avenue Pumping Station! Be sure to read the NEW Heritage Winnipeg Blog for all the details…

  • February 18, 2020

    Heritage @ Lunch

    Join Heritage Winnipeg for a Lunch & Learn! 150 Year of Change: The Exchange District Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm – doors open at 11:45am 389 Main Street – The Millennium Centre FREE EVENT! Bring your lunch and spend an engaging hour learning about the history of Winnipeg's Exchange District! Murray Peterson (City…

  • January 14, 2020

    35th Annual Preservation Awards

    Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to the 35th Annual Preservation Awards Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 James Avenue Pumping Station 109 James Avenue   Doors open at 5:15 pm Ceremony commences at 5:45 pm Light reception to follow Preregistration is required as seating is limited CLICK TO PREREGISTER A FREE public event celebrated during Heritage Week…

  • December 9, 2019

    Thank You!

    Thank you to everyone who attended Heritage Winnipeg's 2019 Fall Fundraiser! It was a wonderful evening celebrating the holiday season in Winnipeg's first Heritage Conservation District! A big thank you to the wonderful homeowners, who so generously opened their home for the event. We would also like to thank our fantastic sponsors, WOW Hospitality, True…

  • September 28, 2019

    1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

    STRIKE 1919 Screenings have ENDED. Thanks to everyone who came out to participate!  THANK YOU to Pattern Interactive for their incredibly hard work on this project, 201 Portage for allowing us to use their lot, and the Government of Canada for their generous financial support.    To learn more about the project, and to watch…

  • September 3, 2019

    National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

    THANK YOU to all the staff, sponsors and delegates who took part in the National Trust Conference 2019!  We had an excellent time showcasing all of Winnipeg's built heritage to 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada.  

  • July 15, 2019

    Remembering David McDowell

    'Prince' of the city Educator and passionate historian David McDowell led charge for protection of Winnipeg's architectural heritage By Tessa Vanderhart Winnipeg Free Press, July 15, 2019 Read the full article WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES – David McDowell posed in Streetcar 356 for a Winnipeg Free Press story in 2005. His heritage colleagues vow…

  • Heritage Winnipeg’s 2020 Autumn Fundraising Luncheon

    Fri., Oct. 23, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    in 100 days

    Fort Garry Hotel

    222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Celebrating Manitoba 150![...]
  • APT & National Trust Joint Conference 2020

    Sat., Oct. 3, - Wed., Oct. 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    in 80 days

    The annual National Trust conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. Held in a different part of Canada every year, this national conference brings together a wide-range of people keeping Canada’s heritage alive: from grassroots advocates, professionals and planners, to elected officials, policy makers, and students.

    Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption, and the Future of Heritage

    HINDSIGHT 2020 will explore heritage conservation’s disruptive role in a 21st century defined by resource scarcity, climate change and sustainability. In an era seeking heroic solutions, historic preservation provides transformative ideas, highlighting the importance of adaptation, minimal intervention, reversibility and maintainability. While Edmonton is the research, refining, and manufacturing heart of the Canadian oil industry, it is also a hotbed of environmental innovation and activism. HINDSIGHT 2020 will be hosted by a vibrant historic city at the very forefront of the climate crisis, one wrestling with its petroleum legacy and the imperative to transition to a low-carbon future.

    Rather than postpone or cancel the upcoming joint conference, we are pleased to announce that we have begun planning virtual conference sessions, in parallel with some in-person events that would be held in Edmonton, if meetings become possible again by that time.

  • Manitoba Heritage Summit

    Thu., Oct. 1, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    in 78 days

    Save the Date! Manitoba Heritage Summit, October 1st, 2020[...]
  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2020

    Sat., Sep. 12, - Sun., Sep. 13, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    in 59 days

    Dear Heritage Winnipeg Friends,

    Heritage Winnipeg has just made the difficult decision to postpone Doors Open Winnipeg 2020, but on a positive note we are rescheduling this event, which will now take place over the weekend of September 12th and 13th, 2020.

    After thoughtful consideration and consultation with our board of directors and stakeholders, it has become clear that in light of these challenging times it is not possible to deliver our event on the original dates of May 30th and 31st, 2020. The safety of all our hosts, volunteers and guests is of the utmost importance and will always take top priority when planning Doors Open Winnipeg, making this postponement in the best interest of all.

    Heritage Winnipeg will now be working diligently towards the rescheduled Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 event, keeping everyone informed.

    Should COVID-19 continue to endanger the health of the community come September, Heritage Winnipeg will act on the advice of public health officials and cancel the event. Cancellation would be our last choice but will be done if necessary, in the interest of everyone’s safety.

    Thank you for your understanding and support in these challenging times.

    Stay home, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you to celebrate the stories our buildings tell on September 12th and 13th, 2020!

    Best regards,
    Cindy Tugwell
    Executive Director
    Heritage Winnipeg

  • 2020 Red River Heritage Fair – CANCELLED

    Wed., May. 6, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    70 days ago

    Duckworth Centre

    400 Spence Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    The 2020 Red River Heritage Fair is CANCELLED!

    The Heritage Fair program encourages students to explore the history of our country in a dynamic and hands-on environment. Students use the medium of their choice to recount the stories of the people, events, familial events and key moments from Canadian history and present their research in a public exposition at their school.

    The best projects from schools are invited to showcase their work at the Red River Heritage Fair. The students present their research, respond to questions from judges, and discuss and share their project with fellow students, parents, teachers, and community members.

    But it is much more exciting than that; students participate in interactive workshops, join in a scavenger hunt, meet others students and share their history projects thus creating a fast-paced history learning day.

    Workshops are designed for students and provided by local museums, historical societies or organizations promoting Canadian history and heritage.

  • National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

    Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, - Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    272 days ago

    Join Heritage Winnipeg at the National Trust Conference 2019 Heritage Delivers: Impact, Authenticity, and Catalytic Change. The National Trust is thrilled Winnipeg will be hosting to this gathering of 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada. Heritage Delivers explores the catalytic power of historic places[...]
  • 1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

    Fri., Sep. 27, 2019, - Fri., Oct. 25, 2019, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    292 days ago


    436 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Outdoor Projection Screenings

    Thursday through Sunday at dusk
    September 27 to October 27
    436 Main St.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Using state of the art projection technology, the installation will be a unique, immersive presentation of Winnipeg’s early twentieth century architecture and social uprising.

    Projection will take place in the empty lot along the south wall of 436 Main Street

    Outdoor Projection Screenings will take place Thursday through Sunday at dusk from September 27th to October 27th at 436 Main Street.

    To learn more, visit http://1919strike.com/

  • Heritage Winnipeg 2019 Annual General Meeting

    Wed., Sep. 25, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    294 days ago

    Keynote Speaker

    Pattern Interactive
    Heritage in Digital Age


    Doors Open at 6:30pm
    Refreshments will be served

    Heritage Winnipeg cordially invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting.

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