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Tours + Heritage

Tours + Heritage

A National Historic Site, the Exchange District features an exceptional collection of heritage buildings built between 1880 and 1920—all tucked away within a small 20-block area. Nicknamed the “Chicago of the North”, the neighbourhood features massive stone and brick warehouses, elegant terracotta-clad buildings, narrow angled streets as well as cobblestone paths and alleyways. The collective character of these built resources is distinctive and relatively intact. The importance of the area can also be expanded to include the city’s role with respect to grain trade, civic development and labour. The Exchange does a great job of illustrating the city’s key role as a centre of grain and wholesale trade, finance and manufacturing in two historically important periods in  western development.

HISTORY + ARCHITECTURE

History in the Brick and Mortar

115 years ago, Winnipeg’s Exchange District was a hive of activity.  Boats arriving at the Alexander Docks, freight cars loading…

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Summer Job Opportunities

We are hiring two students to work as a Heritage Interpretive Tour Guides who will be responsible for the delivery…

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Exchange District Audio Tours

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

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Survey: Character and a sense of place

Many people say the Exchange District’s best quality is its “character.” How do you see its character, and what aspects of it should we focus on in the years ahead?

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Welcome to Our Home

Longtime Exchange District resident Deborah Zanke describes a thriving neighbourhood in 30 years via a note to those house-sitting her condo for the summer.

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Patent 5 Distillery

Patent 5, a small batch distillery in the Exchange District makes purple blossom gin, barrel aged tin, vodka. And, earlier…

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