Winnipeg’s Cultural Celebration
Experience the adventure and excitement of Folklorama, a festival exploring over 40 cultural pavilions with some 400,000 guests. Rich with dynamic performances, traditional home-cooked meals, and vibrant ethnic displays, the festival and its energy will fill your soul with nightly performances by local, national, and international entertainers. Add to this a complete daytime touring itinerary prepared by Ô TOURS, and you’re in for a memorable, hassle-free Manitoban experience.
Hotel check-in. Enjoy your first evening at Folklorama by visiting three pavilions: a traditional appetizer and alcoholic beverage at the first pavilion; a traditional meal and alcoholic beverage at the second pavilion; and a traditional dessert and non-alcoholic beverage at the third pavilion.
Meet with your Ô TOURS guide at your hotel and begin your adventure:
Oak Hammock Marsh – Recognized as one of the best bird viewing wildlife management areas in North America, the marsh supports more than 280 kinds of birds, and hosts over a million migratory ducks and geese.
Lower Fort Garry – Travel in time to the days when theHudson’s Bay Company ruled Rupert’s Land at North America’s oldest intact stone fur trade fort. Life in the 1800s at this Red River settlement is recreated with the help of entertaining guides dressed in period costumes. Tour the aboriginal encampment, the blacksmith forge, and eight historic buildings within the fort’s palisade-style walls. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the interpretive center.
The trip back to Winnipeg takes you along Red River Drive, also known as Heritage Drive, the road used by the first Red River oxcarts and where you will still find many beautiful historic homes dating back to the early 1800s.
Enjoy a second evening at Folklorama. Visit three more pavilions.
Start the day with a guided city tour of the beautiful city of Winnipeg. Highlights include Assiniboine Park, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, the Legislative Building, Downtown Winnipeg, and St. Boniface Cathedral. In the French Quarter, enjoy a Theatre in the Cemetery production which brings to life characters from our past.
Lunch in the French Quarter.
Winnipeg is home to Western Canada’s largest French community. The French Quarter is teeming with interesting attractions and restaurants.
In the afternoon, enjoy some free time at the Forks Market, Winnipeg’s meeting place, where you’ll find unique shops, restaurants and buskers.
Enjoy a third evening at Folklorama. Visit three more pavilions.
As this is your departure day, you will need to check out of your hotel.
Your last visit is at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum in Steinbach, Manitoba. This 40-acre complex spreads out from a street reminiscent of the Mennonite villages found in southern Manitoba during the late 1800s. Century-old dwellings, a church, and a school are furnished according to the style of the period. Enjoy lunch at Livery Barn Restaurant, where you will sample tasty Mennonite fare in a pioneer setting. Be sure not to miss the interpretive building and the period windmill!
Continue home. We hope you enjoyed your stay.
COST: $695 per person + 5% GST based on double accommodations
Complimentary for driver with minimum of 25 people
Complimentary for escort and driver with minimum of 35 people
25% deposit (refundable except for $100), required 30 days prior to tour – balance payable upon arrival in Winnipeg
(single supplement: $225)
- Folklorama package with Folklorama guide
- Daily itinerary with Ô TOURS guide
- Meals where indicated (three dinners, three lunches)
- Winnipeg sightseeing tour
- Admission to all attractions
NOT INCLUDED: Transportation, guide gratuities.
Note: This itinerary can be customized to suit your needs and interests.