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Union Station

6.85 reviews
Sights and Museums, Tours, Classes and Rentals, Government Building
Ranked #13 in Winnipeg things to do
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123 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4V9, Canada
(204) 691-7611
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Take the train to Winnipeg and discover more than a magazine stand at the city's Union Station. The historic building, built in 1911 by Warren and Wetmore, the architects who designed New York City's ... Read more
iconic Grand Central Termina, acts as a prime location from which to explore downtown Winnipeg's many attractions. Start your journey at Union Station and end up learning about natural history at the Manitoba Museum, star-gaze at the Planetarium, catch a performance at the Centennial Concert Hall, grab a pork bun in Winnipeg's Chinatown, wander through the Railway Museum or just people-watch in the city's diverse Central Park neighborhood.

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is an impressive old time restored train station in the middle of the city. Food and clean restrooms available. Near The Forks shopping/restaurant area and the visitor center.

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Burnley, Lancashire

Only 'cos I left Winnipeg by train and travelled across the Prairies and I have to admit it was a very pleasant journey; in spite of not having much sleep and it was always so busy on board that no sooner did you drop off to sleep than you were awoken by someone merely walking past you - I wasn't travelling in a cabin but it was okay anyway!

Saw how flat and agricultural the Prairies were, and, probably still are! Stopped off in Saskatoon and Regina. both of which are in the Province of Saskatchewan. A thoroughly pleasant and beautiful journey!

I, also, won at bingo one evening and talked to quite a number of people during the journey; the majority of Canadians love us Brits ( for some strange reason! ). One of the highlights of my stay in Canada!

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA

I'm a fan of passenger train travel, of which I have not done enough. My longer distance North American experiences have included the California Zephyr (Bay Area to Chicago), the Coast Starlight, and the Canadian (Edmonton to Vancouver only). Some day I would like to take the Empire Builder from Portland to Chicago, the Southwest Chief through the Southwest, the Chaleur to the Gaspe Peninsula, the Skeena to Prince Rupert, and maybe even the Talgo train from Seattle to Vancouver.

Back in October 2006, it was a gorgeous Indian Summer day in Winnipeg, as I arrived at a very impressive looking Union Station. In a few hours I would be leaving on VIA Rail's Hudson Bay train to Churchill Manitoba. But first there would be lunch at VJ's Drive In and a stroll along The Forks and along the Esplanade Riel to St. Boniface. Afterwards, while waiting to board my train, I spent some time walking about Union Station. I love the experience of big old train stations, from the architecture to the classic seats and the big information board.

Union Station itself is a grand beaux-arts structure that was built by the architects responsible for the Grand Central Terminal in NYC. It was operated by the predecessors of the Canadian National Railway and opened in 1912. Union Station used to be a major regional transportation hub and thousands of immigrants once passed through its halls. Its current use is limited to the Hudson Bay and Canadian trains, some regional transit, offices occupied by non-railway tenants, and the Winnipeg Railway Museum.

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