Exchange District Audio Tours

Walk, listen and learn! Our new self-guided audio walking tours are now live!

Explore this National Historic Site of Canada in your own time with a self-guided walking tour!

With the launch of our self-guided audio tours, there is even more reason for you to get outside and enjoy all the Exchange District has to offer—including stories of its compelling history. These four distinct walking tours each cover a different theme and quadrant of the historic district. The tours can be enjoyed separately or as a loop, and feature new content not heard on our live tours. Each tour is around 10 minutes of listening with less than 1 km walking of distance.

Hell’s Alley (Elgin Ave)

The tours include:

  • A City’s Beginnings: the early days of the city’s incorporation.
  • Early Winnipeg Lifestyles: luxurious, debaucherous, and ordinary anecdotes about early Winnipeg living.
  • Art and Architecture: architectural and the history of art and culture scene in the area.
  • Winnipeg General Strike: hear the story of the most influential labour action in Canadian history where it happened over 100 years ago.