51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba May 2–6, 2018

CAA 2018 Winnipeg – Post-Conference Tours: Sunday, May 6th

Day Trip – The Petroforms of Manitoba

Departure 9 a.m.
Return 5 p.m.

En route to Bannock Point (EaKv-3), a significant teaching and healing petroform site in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba archaeologists will review the culture history of the Red River Valley and “eastman” region. Participants will stop for an early luncheon at the Otter Falls Resort before spending the afternoon amongst the rock alignments, known as petroforms, scattered throughout the granite outcrops of Bannock Point. Aligned in the shapes of humans, snakes, turtles, and other forms, these petroforms serve as teaching places, doorways to other worlds, and physical reminders of the instructions given to the Anishinaabe and other First Nations people by the spirits. The Bannock Point tour is approximately 1.5 hours long with some additional time allotted to independently explore. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring a hat, sunglasses, sturdy/protective footwear.

Tour Cost: $65.00 (includes lunch)
Limit 53 spots.

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Historic Walking Tours of the Exchange District

Meet at “the Cube” in Old Market Square for start of tour (a map will be available in your program).
Morning tour: East Exchange 1.5 hours, Departure 10am
Afternoon tour: West Exchange 1.5 hours, Departure 1:30pm

The Exchange District is one of the most iconic and vibrant neighbourhoods in Winnipeg. This National Historic Site features an exceptional collection of heritage buildings built between 1880 and 1920. Nicknamed the “Chicago of the North”, the Exchange features massive stone and brick warehouses, elegant terracotta-clad buildings, narrow angled streets as well as cobblestone paths and alleyways.

Morning Tour of East Exchange: Explore the vibrant and bustling history of the East Exchange, from turn of the century banks, the Grain Exchange, and the new development on Waterfront Drive.  Visit Hell’s Alley and learn how the Winnipeg General Strike shaped the labour movement in Canada for generations to come.  This tour highlights the history and architecture on the east side of Main Street.

Afternoon Tour of West Exchange: Explore the rich cultural history steeped in the West Side of the Exchange District including Newspaper Row, high class hotels, the first car dealership in Western Manitoba, and much more!  Visit Red River College’s award-winning Duff Roblin Campus and Paterson Global Foods Institute with two interior stops that showcase both heritage and innovative green building designs.  This tour highlights the history and architecture of the west side of Main Street.

Tour Cost: $8 per tour or $12 if you choose both tours and includes gratuity for your tour guide. 
Limit 30 spots per tour.

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Mikinak-Keya Spirit Tour at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR)

Time:  9:00am, meet in lobby of the CMHR

Mikinak-Keya Spirit tour is a distinct cultural experience presenting an Indigenous perspective on rights and responsibilities. The tour invites visitors to discover the powerful connection between First Nations’ sacred knowledge and worldviews and the Museum’s architecture and human rights mandate. Inspired by ceremony and living oral traditions, this tour offers unique insight into the seven sacred teachings that call on each of us to take responsibility for how we live and treat each other. This special 90-minute tour is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and a group of seven First Nations Elders from this region.  Cost of tour includes general admission to the 11 galleries at the museum.

Tour Cost: $18*
Limit 25 spots, pre-registration required by May 4.

*Free for Indigenous peoples, please select pay on-site option to avoid fees.

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The Following Tour Can be Booked directly with the Operator:

City Bus Tour

Departs from the Radisson: 2pm

Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours offers a very interesting and enjoyable 2-hour narrated guided tour of Winnipeg in the comfort of a modern mini-bus. Learn about Winnipeg's origins and get a glimpse into the city's future, see the leading sites and attractions, and find out about its famous personalities and companies.

A special conference rate of $25.00 per passenger (including tax) has been arranged. Please email bill@wonderfulwinnipegcitytours.com or call 204 470-1565 to reserve your seat. Registration will close on April 23. For further information please visit their website at http://www.wonderfulwinnipegcitytours.com/

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