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Winnipeg in the Limelight: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

Winnipeg in the Limelight: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Activity provider: Tripvia Tours

From US$ 5.12 per person

Explore the old theater district of Winnipeg with an audio walking tour on your phone. Discover historical buildings and film sets as you experience what theater looks like in the city today.

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Audio guide included
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear about old days of vaudeville, an incredibly popular form of theatre
  • Explore old buildings & hear of their relevance to famous films
  • Learn about the Exchange District & the many ways it's still used today
  • Take in the character of Bijou Park, Market Square and The Garrick
Full description
Get ready to learn about Winnipeg's exciting theatrical history on the Winnipeg in the Limelight Tour. On this easy to walk 2.5 km (one way) tour, you'll explore some of the theatres, film sets and historical buildings that make up the theatrical section of the city. Walk through 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 like the Pantages and Orpheum Theatres, a little bit about the tragic event that happened here, and of the theatre fire history in Winnipeg. Tour highlights include The Met, Winnipeg's Exchange District, Old Market Square and the City Hall. See the Burton Cummings Theatre and hear its interesting history. You'll see and hear about some of the wonderful performing arts organizations that call this part of Winnipeg home today and their venues like the historical Tom Hendry Warehouse Theatre, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the legacy behind the Manitoba Theatre Centre. Don't just see the theatre district, hear what it has to say!
  • Downloadable app for Android and Apple
  • Lifetime tour access
  • Trivia challenge
  • Hands-free audio guide (audio plays automatically)
  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Attraction tickets

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Meeting point

The tour starts at the charming Metropolitan Theatre.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Downloaded app

Know before you go

  • You will need WiFi or a good mobile signal to access and download the Tripvia Tours app (separate from Get Your Guide App)
  • There's no signal required or data being used during the tour
  • Although you'll book for a specific day, the tour is available anytime after your booking is confirmed
  • The number of people you select during booking is the number of devices you can download the tour to

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