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The Exchange District

A point of interest on the Winnipeg in the Limelight GPS-guided audio walking tour.

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Audio Transcript


As you cross Albert Street and head north, stop for a minute and imagine the streets covered in fake snow and the shops in candy cane décor!!

At any given time, there is a small chance you'll encounter a film crew in downtown Winnipeg - and sometimes their sets will be delightfully festive. Both Hallmark and Lifetime Canada film some of their annual holiday movies here on Winnipeg streets. The charm of Winnipeg's Exchange District, with it's 120 turn of the century heritage buildings, work as backing sets for quaintly Christmas-y small towns.

In 2019, nine holiday films were shot in Winnipeg. Some of the movies that you may have seen include Merry & Bright, Christmas At The Plaza, Radio Christmas and No Time Like Christmas. Take a look at the pictures in the stop description from the films and try to match them up to buildings on the street around you!

Other popular filming locations in Winnipeg include Red River College on Princess Street, the Fort Garry Hotel, and a variety of old homes on Wellington Crescent and Ruskin Row.

Now let's make our way to the next stop for a peek at Winnipeg's own local filmmaking.

Winnipeg in the Limelight

This POI is featured on the Winnipeg in the Limelight Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.

All audio walking tours are GPS-guided and include fully narrated commentary.

Trivia Challenge

Each POI has a fun multiple choice trivia challenge you can test your skills on.

The trivia questions are separate from the commentary and completely optional.

The app keeps score for you so you can challenge your friends and family.

How it Works

hands free + audio 

automatically plays

audio tours play based

on GPS location

fun trivia questions

add to the fun

easy navigation with

live GPS maps

professional tour guides

family friendly

no data used on tour 

no signal required

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