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Planning, Property and Development

Nationally Designated Sites in Winnipeg

This material was kindly provided by Parks Canada.

City of Winnipeg Photo
Capitol Theatre
 
  • Parks Canada oversees the federal government’s historical commemoration program, which designates places, persons and events as nationally significant.
  • The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada forwards its recommendations for national designation to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
  • To date, more than 1,700 sites, people or events that were significant in Canadian history have been commemorated.
  • National Historic Sites are usually commemorated by plaques or markers. Though, commemoration can include acquisition by the federal government or a cost-sharing agreement.
   
The following lists all sites of national significance located within Winnipeg:
   

City of Winnipeg Photo
Union/Royal Bank Tower 
and Annex

 

City of Winnipeg Photo
General Strike, 1919

  National Historic Sites

Designation Date

Battle of Seven Oaks

1920

Confederation Building

1976

Dalnavert

1990

Early Skyscrapers in Winnipeg (Bank of Hamilton, Confederation Building, Union Trust Building)

1980

Exchange District

1996

Former Union Bank Building/Annex

1996

Fort Douglas

1924

Fort Garry Hotel

1980

Grey Nuns Convent

1958

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

1990

Metropolitan Theatre

1991

Pantages Playhouse Theatre

1985

Riel House

1976

Roslyn Court Apartments

1991

St. Boniface City Hall 1984

St. Boniface Hospital Nurses’ Residence

1997

The Forks

1974

Union Station/Winnipeg Railway Station (Canadian National)

1976

Walker Theatre

1991

Winnipeg Law Courts

1980

Winnipeg Railway Station (Canadian Pacific)

1982

National Historic People

Designation Date

Reverend George Bryce

1947

John Wesley Dafoe

1974

Thomas Douglas (5th Earl of Selkirk)

1943

John Skirving Ewart

1966

Marie-Anne Gaboury

1982

Cyril Genik

1995

Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor)

1938

E. Cora Hind

1997

Pierre Gaultier La Vérendrye

1920

Jean-Baptiste Lagimodiere 1981

John Norquay

1943

Harold Anthony "Doc" Oaks

1974

Louis Riel

1956

Father Noël-Joseph Richot

1990

Alexander Ross

1951

Thomas Simpson

1937

James Shaver Woodsworth

1972

National Historic Events

Designation Date

Creation of the Province of Manitoba

1948

First Legislature of Manitoba

1943

Forts Rouge, Garry and Gibraltar

1924

Grain Growers Grain Company 1984

Indian Treaty No. 1

1927

Metis Riverlot Settlements

(no date)

Winning the Vote by Women, Winnipeg

1997

Winnipeg General Strike 1979
Last update: September 11, 2013