Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR)

85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5- Map It
(204) 289-2000

AAA Editor Notes

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is at The Forks, 85 Israel Asper Way. On a self-guiding audio tour you can leisurely stroll up the glowing ramps from floor to floor to view 12 galleries housing art, artifacts, film, photography and interactive digital exhibits that encourage visitors to discuss and take action to promote human rights. A highlight of the museum is a circular theater in which you can view a 360-degree film featuring four generations of indigenous people sharing stories about responsibilities and rights. The eight-story building features four main parts: the Roots, the Mountain, the Cloud and the Tower of Hope. The journey of discovery begins at the Roots, where you will find temporary galleries and the entrance to the Great Hall. The Mountain galleries display the museum's core exhibits, and the three-story glass Cloud wraps around an interior Garden of Contemplation, a space with basalt rock and pools of water. The Cloud’s wall, made up of 1,300 panes of glass, allows visitors to observe employees at work. The glass-spire Tower of Hope provides panoramic views of Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Guided and self-guiding tours are available. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$17.14; $13.33 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $8.57 (ages 7-17); $47.62 (family, two adults and four children).
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Wed. 5-9), Victoria Day-Labour Day; Tues.-Sun. and Mon. holidays 10-5 (also Wed. 5-9), rest of year. Architectural and gallery tours are offered; phone for schedule. Closed Christmas and one week in mid-Jan. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.