Explore Mennonite History in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Day 1: Start with learning about your heritage – there are two local Archives that may be of interest to you, depending on your family history. In the afternoon there are many options available, such as The Human Rights Museum or The Royal Canadian Mint. In the evening, why not enjoy the Symphony or Ballet.
Day 2: Take a self-guided tour of the Post Road of the Mennonite West Reserve. The Post Road was an important lifeline for Mennonites in the West Reserve. During night travel or blizzards, travellers easily became disoriented, and risked getting lost with no landmarks on the open prairie to guide them. Stops on the tour include: Fort Dufferin, The Post Road Memorial Sign, Edenburg, Neuanlage, Neuhorst, Brown’s Grand Central Hotel, Schoenwiese, Reinland, Hochfeld, Osterwick, Waldheim, and Mountain City. Enjoy a relaxing evening at the hotel and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Visit the Mennonite Heritage village for a glimpse of days gone by. Then enjoy lunch at The Forks and maybe some shopping before heading home or choose to extend your stay by adding an extension.
*We would be happy to customize a tour to meet your family’s needs. Please browse the list of activities listed under Step 2 to get you started with ideas of what to do in the area. Depending on the timing of your trip, some options may not be available.
Step 1: Reserve your family’s adventure and choose one of the following Hotels.
495 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2S8
Off Route 90, this casual hotel is 6 km from the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and 10 km from the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as microwaves, Keurig coffeemakers and ergonomic desks. Family rooms sleep up to 4 guests. Room service is offered. Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a gym, an indoor saltwater pool and a 24-hour business center, plus a snack shop, a restaurant and a bar. A breakfast buffet is available for a fee.
222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3
This elegant hotel is a 9-minute walk from The Forks and a 10-minute walk from the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Fitted with Italian linens, high ceilings and classic style, the polished rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add separate living and dining rooms. A sophisticated bistro serves seasonal fare. There is also a spa with a Turkish bath. Conference facilities include 4 historic ballrooms and 14 meeting rooms.
Step 2: Enhance your tour by visiting other local attractions. Click below for more exciting options.
Step 3: Add an Extension to your Trip.
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Header Photo: Mennonite Heritage Village, Blacksmith Shop by Robert Linsdell