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Winnipeg: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour

1. Winnipeg: Self-Guided Smartphone Audio Ghost Tour

Explore Winnipeg’s haunted spots with this audio tour for your smartphone. Walk past iconic local sights, like the St. Boniface Cathedral and the St. Boniface Museum.  Hear about the Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg’s most well-known haunted location. Find out about its most haunted room. Walk past Manitoba’s Legislative Building and the large yellow building that was once the Vaughn St. Jail. Find out about the haunted history of Hamilton House and a beige downtown building that was once home to a Masonic Temple. Discover the creepy stories around the Burton Cummings Theater and the Marlborough Hotel. End your tour outside the historic Pantages Playhouse.

Winnipeg: The Forks Self-Guided Smartphone Tour with Audio

2. Winnipeg: The Forks Self-Guided Smartphone Tour with Audio

Use this audio walking tour app to explore the many different locations that make up this beacon of heritage! You’ll experience the many turning points of history here, from the first indigenous people to meet here to all the new features of today! Hear interesting stories behind the Mahatma Gandhi Statue, the High Five Sculpture, the Niizhoziibean Trail, the meaning behind the Niimaamaa art piece and the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge. Learn about Winnipeg’s past and the Red River’s origin, the Forks National Historic Amphitheatre, the Historic Rail Bridge and Port, Oodena Celebration Terminal, the Johnston Terminal and the Path of Time Sculpture. As you walk the path, take time to admire the architecture of one of the most important museums in Canada, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. You’ll also pass by the fun Manitoba Children’s Museum, the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, better known as MTYP and the very colourful Variety Heritage Adventure Park. Take a break at The Forks Market and check out the extra special Public Orchard and Urban Garden. The final stop is the CN Stage and Field, where you’ll learn a few facts about the stage and surrounding area!

Walk Downtown Winnipeg with 5 Unique Smartphone Audio Tours

3. Walk Downtown Winnipeg with 5 Unique Smartphone Audio Tours

Explore Downtown Winnipeg on 5 self-guided walking tours. Listen to hands-free audio and have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. You do not have to complete all the tours in one day as the tours are yours to use any day or time you like. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play! Our Wealthy Winnipeg tour takes you to a once-exclusive section of Winnipeg's downtown. Starting at the old Hudson's Bay store, this tour takes you through part of the old neighborhood Broadway and Memorial area while exploring some of the interesting people and places from Winnipeg's history. Learn about the Manitoba Archives Building and the Winnipeg Jail. Hear about the Manitoba Legislative Building and see some memorials to the early settlers who were a huge part of Manitoba's beginnings. Get ready to learn about Winnipeg's exciting theatrical history on the Winnipeg in the Limelight Theatre Tour. It will take you through the old theatre district where in days gone by you could catch a Vaudeville show or the all new "talking pictures". Hear about and see some of the oldest theatres in North America that still exist today. Tour highlights include The Met, Winnipeg's Exchange District, Old Market Square, City Hall and the Burton Cummings Theatre. Enjoy a guided tour through Corydon Avenue & Osborne Village, two of Winnipeg's liveliest neighbourhoods. As cultural hotspots of the central city, these neighbourhoods are steeped in history, but better known for their local traditions, entertainment and energy. You will be introduced to several eateries, hangouts, festivals and traditions that only a local could tell you, before ending the tour at the heart of the city, the Legislative Courtyard. Tour highlights include the Big Buddha mural, the famous Kawaii Crepe, Confusion Corner, Winnipeg's Golden Boy & more! Winnipeg's Most Haunted walking tour begins at the Forks and goes through downtown Winnipeg to Pantages Playhouse. Learn about the area's many creepy locations that have been host to unexplainable and possibly supernatural occurrences!. Not only that, but you'll hear about a few locations outside the downtown area. We'll show you some of the spookiest buildings, theatres & churches Winnipeg has to offer! Some highlights of the tour include the Burton Cummings Theatre, the Masonic Temple, the Hamilton House, Vaughan Street Jail, and the Demon Hotel! Explore the many different locations that make up The Forks Walking Tour! You’ll experience the many turning points of history from the first indigenous people to meet here, to all the new features of today! We’ll end at the CN Stage and Field, where you’ll learn a few facts about the stage and surrounding area! Tour highlights include the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Oodena Celebration Circle, the Forks Market, MTYP, and the Johnston Terminal!

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4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Super fun thing to do trying to be a tourist in your own city. Would recommend 10/10