Free Historical Walking Tour – Explore the Ross River Lot

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Join us for a FREE walking tour back into the earliest days of Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

In the mid-1800s, the Scottish-Metis Ross family owned the long, thin stretch of land from the Red River to McPhillips Street, between William Ave and Pacific Ave. The Ross Family operated the first post office in Red River on this land, and were prominent members of the early Winnipeg business community.

Jemima, the matriarch of the family, negotiated the gradual sale of the land, including land that City Hall sits on today. Many of the streets around the Exchange District are now named for members of the Ross family.

Tour schedule – Sundays in July & August @ 10:00 am
Meet at Old Market Square
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28

Meet at ‘The Cube’ in Old Market Square. Just look out for the Ross House Museum logo!

Check out a self-guided version of the tour and get a sneak preview of the Ross family story:

This tour was developed with the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council.

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