Exploring Winnipeg’s Wealthy Beginnings: 6 Must-See Places in the Broadway & Memorial Area



The capital of Manitoba – Winnipeg is an overlooked gem that sparkles with some amazing destination eateries, lively arts scene, and some of the most benevolent people in the Great White North.


But in this post we’ll be unearthing the rich but usually disregarded beginnings of the city.


So, fasten your seat and get ready for the six must-see places in Broadway & Memorial area – formerly known as Hudson’s Bay Reserve, a once very exclusive and desirable area of Winnipeg.


6 Must-See Places in Broadway & Memorial Area



#1: Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) was founded in 1912 and is renowned for being the first civil art gallery in Canada. Located in Winnipeg's downtown heart, the art gallery proudly boasts a permanent collection of 25,000 pieces of art and a stirring lineup of seasonal exhibitions.



#2: Manitoba's Legislative Building

Built of Italian marble and local Tyndall stone, the glorious Neo-classical Legislative Building in the Broadway & Memorial area, was completed in 1919. The hidden hieroglyphics, secret numerical codes, and Freemason symbols are some of the building's unique features. Weekly tours are offered, which are led by architectural historians.

The lavish legislative building ground features monuments, statues, and manicured gardens. Surmounting the seventy-two-meter dome is the statue of the "Golden Boy."



#3: Union Station & Winnipeg Railway Museum

Climb the stairs of the historic Winnipeg Railway Museum through the Union Station tracks one and two – where you will unearth the only museum in the city devot