Manitoba’s vibrant capital city, Winnipeg was an Aboriginal settlement for more than 6,000 years before European settlers began to develop it. The city centre is easy to explore on foot and highlights include the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg Railway Museum and the Manitoba Museum, covering the province’s past 12,000 years of history and culture.
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Visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
This inspirational and thought-provoking museum consists of various galleries and exhibitions, with its 10 core galleries focusing on human rights themes. Stories relay the importance of rights for all using the latest technologies, the power of art and old forms of storytelling. Examples include 'Inspiring Change' , which incorporates objects and images from events that have promoted human rights and is intended to spark personal reflection on how we can contribute to positive social change. Another gallery, 'Breaking the Silence', explores the role of secrecy and denial in many atrocities around the world, with its centre piece being a digital study table that presents images and documents relating to mass human rights violations.
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Mr and Mrs Harvey"
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Mrs Hilary Dunn"
"We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Jordan. The content allowed us an unhurried glimpse into the past. Our guide, Sofian, was knowledgeable, patient and great company, an asset to your organisation. A memorable journey. Thank you.
Mrs Carole Hunt"
"Most inspirational moment - Khiva - beautiful and unexpected although the people came close: friendly, interested proud of their country. Discussing jewellery, children and husbands with ladies selling bread in the market, and not a word of a common language between us, but we communicated just fine!
Mrs Jane Laver"
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Mrs Janice McGlashon"
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Mr Robert Knox"
"We are just returned from a magical trip to Sri Lanka. The whole trip was beautifully organised from end to end and the quality of the hotels was astounding. Cox & Kings have really excelled in this holiday and the Sri Lankan hotels were of the best. We greatly enjoyed the train trip out of Kandy – even more so when, in exchange for a small gift, we were both invited in to the drivers cab for the most spectacular section of the journey. Thank you again for a memorable trip, faultless from end to end.
George and Sue Langton"
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Mrs Angela Lawes"
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Mr and Mrs A Sherwood"
"The contrast between high-tech Tokyo and the Bullet trains, and the tranquility and peace of the Rock Garden and the floating gate at Hiroshima. The two nights in the Ryokens were memorable experiences. We also deliberately chose to go in November to experience the Autumn colour, and we were not disappointed.
Ms Janice Murton"
"I just wanted to say thank you to you for arranging my recent trip to Egypt. It was a wonderful holiday and I felt really taken care of from beginning to end. Your advice regarding the extra day was excellent and the upgrade to a pyramid view room worth every penny.
"I found Khiva fascinating. The hotel was very good and within a few minutes walk of the 'old town', which we first saw it lit by moonlight when we arrived and it was a stunning sight.
Mrs Judith King"