Fun In The Exchange During The Canada Summer Games

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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We are excited to welcome all of the athletes, families and spectators to Winnipeg for the 2017 Canada Summer Games! We hope you’re as excited as we are to visit the beautiful new Canada Games Sport for Life Centre in the Exchange District (145 Pacific Avenue) for basketball and indoor volleyball, and to experience everything about this world class facility.

If you find yourself in the Exchange before or after a game and feel like getting your culture on, you’ll definitely want to check out all of the restaurants, shops, exhibits, shows, and experiences the historic Exchange District has to offer!

ON STAGE

Catch the final days of the 2017 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival on July 29 and 30 at various venues around the Exchange, and stop by The Cube in Old Market Square, Wednesdays at noon in August to catch free shows from singer/songwriter Roman Clarke (August 2), french hip hop king Alpha Toshineza (August 9), funk soul brothers Jeremie and the Delicious Hounds (August 16), and pop rockers Amadians (August 23), brought to you by Manitoba Music and the Exchange District BIZ.

AT THE MARKET

On Thursday August 10, head down to 201 Portage between 10am and 2pm for a phenomenal new Farmers Market, while Friday, August 4 finds the third Alleyways Market in the Exchange of the summer invading Elgin Avenue with over 50 great vendors from 4-10pm.

ON TOUR

Whether you’re visiting our city for the first time or you’ve decided to be a tourist in your own town, there is plenty to learn about and explore in the Exchange. From historical walking tours to a chance to experience many of our restaurants and watering holes, our entertaining and informative tour guides have you covered.

On Tuesday nights check out the Savour the Exchange Food Tour (6-8:30pm) and come back for more on Wednesdays with the Ales & Tales Pub Crawl (6-8pm). Thursday nights you can learn all about our vintage architecture and how to photograph it with the Capture the Exchange Photo Tour (5:30-8:30pm) and continue that visual trip with Friday’s Design Quarter Winnipeg Tour (6:30-8:30pm). If you’re up and about with the kids on a Saturday morning, book a slot on the EXchange Marks the Spot Family Tour (11am) to learn about history alongside your little ones. While we ask that you book evening tours in advance, you can pop in anytime to take our daytime historical walking tours. Whether it’s Death and Debauchery or the 1919 General Strike, there’s plenty to learn about in the Exchange!