Pack your camera and head out to St. Boniface, Winnipeg’s French quarter. The walkable area lies just across the Esplanade Riel footbridge from downtown. You can’t miss the limestone façade of the St. Boniface Cathedral, a historic landmark in the city. While the cathedral was damaged by fire in 1968, a few walls and the impressive stone façade still remain. A modern structure was built inside the original footprint.
The surrounding churchyard has the grave of Louis Riel, the Métis leader celebrated as the founder of Manitoba. It's free to visit the cathedral and grounds, but please be respectful when mass is in session.