Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours
Where you will get unparalleled insight into Winnipeg’s origins, its many attractions,
and why it is one of the best places in Canada to work, live and play.
Are you a visitor who wants to gain a quick but comprehensive understanding of our city?
Perhaps you’re here for a few days and you want to decide which of many possible ‘attractions’ you should choose for a more detailed experience?
Maybe you are considering moving to Winnipeg for a job or education and you wish to learn more about what makes our city a great place to live.
Or you might be a Winnipeg resident who wants to learn some new and interesting things about your city.
For all of you, our guided driving tour is an excellent choice!
In addition to learning about Winnipeg's famous personalities and companies, and our city's past and future, you will see many of its top attractions including historic St. Boniface, famous corner of Portage and Main, cultural district (including Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Manitoba Theatre Center, Manitoba Museum and Planetarium)
Experience Upper Fort Gary, the stunning historic architecture in the Exchange District, Bell MTS Place (home of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL's Manitoba Moose), Assiniboine Park and Zoo, Seasons of Tuxedo shopping complex including Outlet Collection Winnipeg
Visit stately Wellington Crescent, the majestic Elms of River Heights, restaurants of Corydon and Osborne Avenues, magnificent Legislative building, downtown Winnipeg including the game-changing True North Square, the incredible Canadian Museum of Human Rights and the award-winning Forks Market.
Who We Are
Enjoy the tour from the comfort of a modern vehicle operated by an experienced driver, Wendy Morrissey, and narrated by the co-founder and former Leader of Yes! Winnipeg, Bill Morrissey. We can accommodate 2-to-55 passengers per tour, in either a sedan, van, mini-bus or motor coach, and we are pleased to tailor our tours for groups.
What Our Customers Say
Thank you for the wonderful tour. As someone passing through with little knowledge of Winnipeg I came out after 2 hours with a new found understanding of the town's history and culture (including the Winnie the Pooh connection) as well as an insight into its important modern role in Canada. In no small part was this due to your amiable approach and enthusiasm as someone clearly proud of Winnipeg and keen to show visitors around in a friendly and informative manner. I have no reservation in recommending Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours and highly recommend this compact cost effective tour that covers a lot of ground for anyone including those with airport layovers wanting more than wi-fi!
We had a fantastic tour with Bill. The time flew by and he was very knowledgeable. A great way to learn about Winnipeg.
This is a wonderfully interesting and educational trip around Winnipeg, filled with a complete picture of the history, culture and high points of the city.. Covers all of the key landmarks as well as some of the influential and historical neighbourhoods. A very good way to learn about and see the city in a relatively short time. Highly recommended.
An inspiring tour that certainly provided an excellent overview of the history of Winnipeg as well as the current initiatives that are taking place within the city. My compliments to the tour guide and his wife . We will be recommending the tour to friends family and colleagues.
We had a great tour of Winnipeg in our comfortable little bus driven by Wendy. Bill was a very knowledgeable guide and had great stories to make our learning so fun! I could feel and hear his passion for Winnipeg. Our tour was about 2 hours long and I want to go back for another longer visit to Winnipeg! We met Bill and Wendy near Manitoba Travel at The Forks (very easy to drive here) where we found free parking. Our cost was $25.00 and VERY worth it. We would definitely recommend this tour!!
Thanks you so very much Bill and Wendy for the best tour I have been on in Winnipeg. Bill your commentary which well researched and delivered covering all the important places in Winnipeg. Wendy you were are very skillful driver and we as passengers felt very safe. I have told my friends and family about our wonderful experience and will spread the word to all friends and visitors to our city.
Jan and John Restall
The city tour was most informative and impressive. Bill is well versed in his facts and information. His past, present and future overview of Winnipeg provided a great tour for my out-of-town (Chicago) guest, mother-in-law and I. He was very accommodating to patrons' needs. A very thorough and interesting time spent. I would recommend the tour to any visitor, resident or event planner to know the gems our city is host to and what future ventures Winnipeg is a part of! Well done!
Thank you for the FABULOUS time yesterday! The whole family was raving all afternoon and evening about it. We had such a fun time and learned so much about our great city. We all felt really proud of Winnipeg after hearing all the facts and figures that make the city so wonderful, and your route really shows off the positives and highlights of Winnipeg. Our eastern cousins were VERY impressed!
Bill - you are an amazing tour guide. I can’t believe how much “stuff” you remembered, and how smoothly you shared all the stories. Your touches of humour made it so much fun.
Wendy - the family was very impressed with your driving! And your co-hosting, of course, was superb.
Thanks again for making this special arrangement for us. We really appreciate it.
Wonderful Winnipeg provided an excellent tour filled with fun facts and interesting insights about the city and its history. Whether your a tourist or a resident, I highly recommend the tour!
"Très belle visite,Bill a pris le temps de bien nous expliquer cela nous donne le goût de visité d'autre endroit"
"Wonderful visit. Bill took the time explain things and it made us want to visit more of the city."
Louise - Quebec
We had guests from out of town , so we decided to take them on a Winnipeg tour. The Wonderful Winnipeg Tour more than exceeded our expectations. It was fun and chalk full of interesting facts and information about our city. The selection of sites was excellent. It provided a good overview of Winnipeg tourist destinations, and left you wanting to see more of the city. Bill was a very articulate tour guide, and Wendy did an outstanding job behind the wheel. I would highly recommend this tour.
Residents were so excited after the tour, and it’s the talk of the town. Most of us have lived in Winnipeg for many years, and this tour did not disappoint with it’s interesting and informative points of interest! Thank you for presenting so well and to Wendy for keeping us safe!
I’ve had family members of our group call and ask for your tour info – you’ve certainly left a good impression!
Thanks again for a great experience!
Where do we meet?
We operate our 2-hour tours year-round (subject to demand) departing from the fascinating Forks Market (Forks Market Road, north side of Travel Manitoba in the heart of the Forks).
At 2:00 pm Monday-Saturday May-August, and at 10:00 am September-April.
Enjoy ample parking including some free spots.
Departure locations and times can also be negotiated for groups & an additional discount of 10% applies to groups of 10 or more. Please call for details!
North Side of Travel Manitoba
Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, MB
Partnership with Assiniboine Park Zoo
Wonderful Winnipeg City Tour passengers are eligible for a 10% discount on tickets to Assiniboine Park Zoo (limit one Zoo ticket discount for each tour ticket).
Similarly, Assiniboine Park Zoo patrons are eligible for a 10% discount on the purchase of Wonderful Winnipeg City Tour tickets. Simply call Bill at 204 470-1565 with your Zoo receipt to book your tour ticket at the reduced rate.
Please allow 24 hour advance notice.
Our Customer Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be provided if the customer advises us of their desire to cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
Any tour with only one person registered will be cancelled and the passenger will be advised by 5:00 on the prior day and a full refund will be provided
LAUNCH OF WONDERFUL WINNIPEG CITY TOURS
Guided driving tours set to begin July 27, 2017
WINNIPEG, MB - Visitors to Winnipeg, residents and future residents seeking to increase their knowledge about the River City have a new and exciting tour offering to experience. Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours, a guided driving tour company launches Thursday July 27, 2017.
Founded by former leader of Yes! Winnipeg Bill Morrissey, Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours offers afternoon tours year-round in the comfort of a modern 24-passenger mini-bus.
"Bill is a great Winnipeg ambassador and we are excited to see these tours come to fruition. Bill's years of experience promoting Winnipeg as a great place to do business should translate well into being able to deliver a unique year-round tour showcasing all that Winnipeg has to offer, for visitors and residents alike," said Dayna Spiring President & CEO Economic Development Winnipeg.
Tours are just under 2 hours long and explore numerous areas of Winnipeg. Personalized narration by Bill himself is focused on Winnipeg's rich history, sought after attractions, new developments and the city's fascinating people.
"Winnipeg has been receiving a lot of attention lately - and rightly so. Visitors are coming to experience a diverse city with vibrant cultural attractions, great shopping, interesting history and amazing architecture. Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours provides visitors with those experiences and get them excited to explore this city even further," said Colin Ferguson, President & CEO of Travel Manitoba.
Familiarization tours for local tourism and hospitality leaders are underway with media event to follow.
"I've always had a sincere passion for our city, so doing this seemed like a natural fit," said Morrissey. "This time I dragged my wife into it! We've enjoyed the research and the many new and impressive things we've learned. We are looking forward to sharing it with our guests on the tour."
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Couple offers new mini-bus tour -
Morrisseys will take people to city's attractions, historic sites
A new tour of the historic sites and attractions of Winnipeg will take off for the first time today from the heart of the city at The Forks Market.
It just made sense to start the tour in the same place the city got its start, said Bill Morrissey, owner of Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours.
"It’s quite apropos," he continued. "I’m a lifelong Winnipegger and have always been very passionate about our city. We really enjoy it and will bring enthusiasm and passion to the promotion of Winnipeg."
The tour’s 24-passenger mini-bus will accommodate tourists who’ve been offered tours through hotels and travel organizations. They’ll be taken to city highlights such as the Exchange District, Corydon and Osborne avenues, Bell MTS Place, Polo Park and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
The tour is narrated by Bill and driven by his wife, Wendy. It will operate throughout the summer — starting at 2 p.m. and returning 3:45 p.m. — every day other than Wednesdays and Sundays. During the winter, spring and fall, it will operate based on demand.
Morrissey hopes the tour will appeal not only to tourists, but also people looking to familiarize themselves with the city if they’re considering moving here for work or school. That’s one of the reasons he feels it will be viable as a year-round business.
"There are a couple other organizations that do driving tours in the city, but we feel we have a few unique aspects to ours," Bill said. Unlike other tour options, theirs will operate year-round, in the afternoons and will be slightly longer.
Morrissey was the co-founder and former leader of Yes! Winnipeg, the business attraction, retention and expansion arm of Economic Development Winnipeg.
Despite the passion and enthusiasm, he brought to that office, he was unceremoniously let go only two months before his scheduled retirement in 2015 in a move that was a surprise to him and many others.
Morrissey feels the past experience at Yes! Winnipeg will serve him well in his new business venture.
"It comes fairly natural to me, because I’ve been involved in promoting the city for many years," he said.
"I think we’ll do a good job at it, we’ll bring enthusiasm and passion and we really enjoy it. I’ve been semi-retired for the last couple of years. I just felt like this would make a great part-time endeavour for my wife and I."
He said Travel Manitoba, Tourism Winnipeg and The Forks have all been very supportive of the new business so far and he hopes to have close collaboration with them in the future.
Those who wish to book a tour can do so at wonderfulwinnipegcitytours.com.
If space is available, walk-ins will be welcomed at the Forks Market north of Travel Manitoba.
Prices for a tour range from $15 to $28 depending on age. Children under five are free.