Winnipeg, Manitoba

St. Boniface to Whittier Park

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Parlez-vous Francais? St. Boniface is the largest french speaking community in all of Western Canada, and it’s a real treat to explore the architecture and culture of this Franco-Manitoban ward of Winnipeg. A running tour of St. Boniface, on the eastern side of the Red River, will take you past the stunning Roman Catholic basilica of the St. Boniface Cathedral, around St. Boniface University, and up to Whittier Park for a look at Fort Gibraltar, once a meeting grounds for fur traders and now an interpretive center and wedding venue. You’ll spend more time navigating sidewalks than some of the other runs in Winnipeg, but you’ll feel like you’re getting a history lesson while you run. And if you need to get back to town, it’s just a short run over the Esplanade Riel back to The Fork or downtown. 

  • 6.4 km (4.0 miles)
  • 19.5 meters (64 feet)
  • Esplanade Riel - Eastern side
  • From downtown Winnipeg, St. Boniface is just a quick walk over the Esplanade Riel.