In Remembrance Of Statue

A point of interest on the Winnipeg's Wealthy Beginnings GPS-guided audio walking tour.

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Audio Transcript

"We'll take a cup o' kindness yet for days of auld lang syne”.

If “absence makes the heart grow fonder” then the words of the Scottish poet, Robbie Burns, must have tugged at many an early settler’s heartstrings. Selkirk settlers and Scottish influence were huge components of Manitoba’s beginnings, as this monument to Scotland’s revered poet, Robert Burns, attests.

As you'll see, the grounds of Manitoba’s Legislative Building are host to many beautiful sculptures.

Nellie McClung and the famous five are represented. Holocaust victims remembered, our soldiers are honoured. A beautiful Totem stands watch over the river. The famous (or maybe infamous) French coureurs des bois, Jacques Cartier, makes an appearance. Icelanders have been instrumental in building Manitoba, as well, as is shown by the monument of Jon Sigurdsson, leader of the 19th century Icelandic Independence Movement. VRI Queen Victoria has a place of honour. And Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet, writer, artist and politician of the 1800’s is the centre of an incredibly beautiful display that reminds us of the importance of the Ukrainian influence.

These are just a few. The Legislative grounds makes a very interesting tour all on its own.. which.. well, we happen to have! Just check the tour list if you're interested!

Image by Mahesh Gupta

Winnipeg's Wealthy Beginnings

This POI is featured on the Winnipeg's Wealthy Beginnings Audio Walking Tour, part of the Tripvia Tours mobile app available for Android & Apple.

All audio walking tours are self-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

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automatically plays

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fun trivia questions

add to the fun

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live GPS maps

professional tour guides

family friendly

no data used on tour 

no signal required

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