Heart of a Nation City Tour
The Best First Thing to do in Winnipeg!
“We have done tours in cities all over the world, and this is definitely one of the best.”
– Paul F. (Read more customer reviews here.)
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For over six thousand years, people have been living at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Hop aboard our Heart of a Nation City Tour, and we guarantee you will never see this community—today called Winnipeg—in the same way again!
Visit the charming French quarter of St. Boniface, and the Exchange District National Historic Site, a popular filming location for a number of major motion pictures where you’ll find North America’s largest collection of turn-of-the-century architecture. See the MTS Centre arena, home of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets, and the community club where music legends The Guess Who and Neil Young got their start.
Pass through Osborne Village—voted Canada’s greatest neighbourhood in 2012—view the stately mansions on Wellington Crescent, and enjoy the grandeur of the 400-acre Assiniboine Park. Marvel at the world’s only human rights museum; a 16th-century Venetian merchant’s palace; and one of Canada’s most mysterious architectural wonders, the Manitoba Legislative Building.
For an hour and forty-five minutes, our guide will help you experience the very best sights and stories the River City has to offer, on Winnipeg’s only public sightseeing tour. Learn why Manitoba’s capital was once called the ‘wickedest city in Canada’, how a local team became history’s first Olympic hockey champions, Winnipeg’s shocking connection to the world’s most famous spy—James Bond—and much, much more. This tour is humorous, engaging, and as ‘the best first thing to do in Winnipeg’, will help you discover what makes the city at the heart of the country so special!
Tour Length & Departure Point
Tours run approximately one hour and forty-five minutes.
Tours depart from in front of The Forks Market (1 Forks Market Road) at The Forks.
Our ticket office at the Forks will be open on tour days from June 1st to Sept 4th.
Note, for this year the ticket office will be shared with the Canada Games 2017 merchandising and ticket office.
Click here for a map and to find directions from your hotel. | TheForks.com
2017 Tour Times
May 14th to June 11th
Saturday: 10:00 am
Sunday: 1:00 pm
June 13th to September 3rd
Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 am
Wednesday: 10:30 am | 1:00 pm
Thursday: 10:30 am | 7:00 pm New evening tour!
Saturday: 10:00 am (Note early start time)
Sunday: 1:00 pm | 3:00 pm
Times are subject to change.
Please check our current schedule.
General Admission: $27.85*
Student (with valid ID): $25.20*
Youth (12 and under): $14.70*
Child (5 and under): FREE
*Includes all applicable sales tax.
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We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance to guarantee your seat on board our tours. Tours may sell out online, or only a limited number of walk-up tickets may be available on the day of the tour.
Please note: you do NOT need to print your tickets when purchasing online; simply give your name to the guide prior to the tour!
Visiting the Zoo?
Purchase an Assiniboine Park Zoo ticket together with your Heart of a Nation City Tour ticket and SAVE 10% on zoo admission! Meet animals from across the Canadian North in the world’s best arctic zoological exhibit—Journey to Churchill—and discover many other exciting creatures at Canada’s oldest zoo.
Combo tickets must be purchased online. Zoo admission tickets will be available for pick up from your Winnipeg Trolley Company tour guide when you board for city tour.
Zoo tickets valid to March 2017. Trolley does not stop at the zoo during the city tour.
Note: This offer is only available online through our website. Reduced price zoo tickets and trolley tour tickets are not available at the zoo ticket office.