On November 1, 1818, Father Joseph-Norbert Provencher built on this site a small log chapel which he dedicated to Saint Boniface, the English missionary monk and apostle, who spread the Catholic faith among the Germanic tribes in the 8th century. Saint Boniface, the first permanent mission west of the Great Lakes, became the heart of Roman Catholic...more
Every February, for 10 days, Saint Boniface plays host to the largest winter festival in Western Canada. It celebrates the Manitoba's unique French-Canadian heritage and recalls the fur trade era of the 18th-century Red River colony.The term Voyageur, a French word meaning "traveler", was applied originally in Canadian history to all explorers. It...more
The origins of Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface (CUSB) date back to 1818, when Bishop Norbert Provencher founded a school to teach Latin to the boys of the Red River Colony. It was run first by the Oblate Fathers, then by the Christian Brothers, and finally by secular clergy, until in 1885 Bishop Alexandre Taché turned it over to the Jesuit...more
For a taste of Manitoba, try the Red Lantern located in Old St. Boniface. Also, for good food, turn into Southdale and check out the Southdale Family Restaurant. Brannigan's at the Forks is also some good eats.
All of these restaurants that I have listed above have a very pleasent athmosphere. Holidays are usual decorated quite nicely for too.
Favorite Dish: From the Southdale Family Restaurant, I would suggest the BLT, although all of the food is quite good. Same as the Red Lantern and Brannigan's.
Club Regent Casino and McPhillips Street Station Casinos.
These locations offer a wide variety of activities from eating wonderful cuisine and walking through an aquariam.
Dress Code: You may want to dress quite formal, from a dress for the ladies, to kakies and a nice shirt for the men, although this is not neccessary.
Well, if you like open spaces, and driving looking at nothing but bald prairies for a couple hours, then drive. But, if you wanna see the prairies a bit faster than that but don't wanna drive for hours, take a train. If you don't wanna see anything at all, fly. Flying is your best option.
If you fly or take a train etc.. here, rent a car or take a bus. It is really your only option unless you like walking or taking expensive taxis.
Luggage and bags:
Alright, this list isn't too long. If you come in the winter be prepared for the worst of climates. Average temperature is -20°C (-4°F) to -40°C (-40°F) with the windchill. Pack lots of warm clothes and a heavy jacket/parka.
If travelling in the summer when temperatures are around 15°C (59°F) to 36°C (96.8°F). Bring shorts and a t-shirt and prepare for some nice weather.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You already know about what to wear so I might suggest bringing an umbrella and rain coat. The weather is nice, but not that nice.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just, whatever you would normally bring on a vacation.
Photo Equipment: Most hotels in St.Boniface and Winnipeg have stores where you can buy everything you might need for your camera. You shouldn't have to worry.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: This section entirely depenends on whether you choose to go camping while on your stay. But, do bring you beachwear for a a swim in lake Winnipeg or lake Manitoba, or for just a swim in the hotel pool.
Miscellaneous: A mosquito net. ( You may think I am joking, but I'm not)
When in St.Boniface take a trip to the Red Lantern Restaurant. It has some of the best cuisine in Winnipeg. Also, take a trip to historic Fort Garry and the Forks.
Fondest memory: I truly love where I live, although I really don't have too many fond memories of St.B, although I live here.