Winnipeg Sightseeing is known for its thriving arts and culture scene, and Winnipeggers have always had a keen eye for the visual arts. This half-day art tour allows you to take in some of Winnipeg’s finest galleries, with the following unique stops along the way:
- Upstairs Gallery – Established in 1966, Upstairs Gallery is Winnipeg’s oldest gallery of fine art. It includes early twentieth-century and contemporary paintings, prints and drawings, as well as an impressive gallery of Inuit art.
- Warehouse Artworks – At this downtown gallery, you will find originals, limited-edition prints, posters and photos from Canadian and world-renowned artists.
- Winnipeg Art Gallery – The first civic art gallery in Canada, the WAG has almost 24,000 works of art ranging from fifteenth-century European paintings to twenty-first century American multi-media art, and represents artists from countries and cultures around the globe. With more than 11,000 pieces in its collection, it also houses the world’s largest ensemble of Inuit art.
Finish off your tour of these impressive galleries with lunch at a restaurant in the historic Exchange District.
Note: This half-day tour can easily be converted to a full-day tour with the addition of motor coach transportation and visits to the Assiniboine Park Pavilion Gallery, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, and Assiniboine Park’s formal English gardens.