Walking up to 1.5 miles on pavement and in museum, some standing; snow covered, icy terrain. Dress warmly in layers.
Hearty breakfast served buffet style in elegant surroundings - includes hot and cold items; juice, coffee/tea.
Set sail on a thrilling voyage of excitement and discovery at The Manitoba Museum. The Manitoba Museum’s Award-winning Galleries tell the story of Manitoba through the ages, from the northern Arctic coast to the southern prairie grasslands. The universal interrelationship of people and their environment comes to life in displays of artifacts and specimens, and in the dramatic walkthrough settings that seem to make time stand still. An interactive program, led by Museum Interpreters, will give you an understanding of the traditional lifestyles of the Inuit people. Learn about the Inuit as hunters, gatherers and fishers and their seasonal dependency on migratory game. The artifact study and gallery tour focusing on the Arctic/Sub-Arctic gallery will demonstrate how the limited resources of fur, skin, stone and bone were integral to their way of life. Go behind the scenes of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection in the vaults to view rarely seen artifacts from the Inuit and Fur Trade Collections.
At the Manitoba Museum.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), Canada’s first national museum in 50 years, opened in September 2014. The dreamers who brought the project to fruition began by asking many Canadians for their ideas. People said they wanted the Museum to address human rights issues in Canada and the world, events that showed Canada’s commitment to human rights including failures as well as successes, and ongoing debates about human rights. The impressive building was designed by an American architect, Antoine Predock. It stands on historic Treaty One land where archaeologists have discovered more than half a million objects tracing human activity back over 6,000 years. Led by Museum Interpreters, learn about Aboriginal concepts of humanity and human shared responsibilities, perspectives of indigenous people, how and why climate change has become a human rights issue in the North, and much more.
Dinner on your own to explore local fare, or join your group leader for dinner at a local restaurant.