Winnipeg’s Historic District: Splendid Attraction or Best-kept Secret?

The Michelin Green Guide for Canada awards the city of Winnipeg a three star rating. It is therefore a distinguished place which is “worth the journey.” While I cannot comment on the whole gamut of Winnipeg’s attractions, I will agree that it has much to offer the tourist, and after a visit in the summer of 1987, I will reiterate my previously published opinion that in most respects its warehouse district is architecturally the finest on the North American continent. The splendor it displays within a rather concentrated urban area has its roots in Winnipeg’s economic and cultural situation in the late nineteenth century. 

-Leonard K. Eaton, 1989


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It is interesting to note that many years after The Michelin Green Guide paid homage to our city as a “distinguished place” to visit, they still regard Winnipeg as a three star destination – on a par with Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. But is our historic district still Winnipeg’s best-kept secret? Are tour companies like Winnipeg Trolley set to raise visibility? Contact mail@art-space.ca if you have ideas or opinions.


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