Winnipeg Human Rights Museum

Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winter Night at The Forks National Historic Site - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 29, 2012: National Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg


The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is a national museum in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at The Forks National Historic Site, where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers meet. It is the first national museum located outside the National Capital Region of Ottawa, the first ever national museum in Canada since 1967, and the first national museum anywhere in the world dedicated to human rights. Construction of CMHR was drafted in 2008, started in 2009, and was scheduled to be completed in 2012, with official opening inauguration in 2014.

This museum with its unique architecture style combined of glass with stone is already an iconic landmark in Winnipeg city skyline. Atop the museum is the Tower of Hope, which lights up as an illuminated beacon during the darkest week of the year (winter solstice). The height of musuem (measured to the tip of the tower) rises to 100m (328ft)—78ft higher than Manitoba Legislative Building’s Golden Boy and 25ft higher than the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The museum has a total of 12 floors. In comparison, Fort Garry Hotel is 94m (308ft) with 31 stories.

I wonder if there will be any revolving restaurant on the top of the tower, which will offers a magnificent 360-degree panoramic views of the city of Winnipeg, Assiniboine and Red Rivers, and the surrounding suburbs.

Close-up Views of Winnipeg Human Rights Museum from Humphry Inn - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 29, 2012: Close-up view of CMHR from Humphry Inn.

Walking on Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge with Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Background in a Winter Night - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 29, 2012: Walking on Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge with CMHR in the background.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights with Winnipeg Cup '99 (Pan American Games Cauldron) in Winter Night - The Forks National Historic Site of Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Winnipeg Cup '99 sculpture is a cauldron used for the 1999 Pan American Games, officially the XIII Pan American Games or the 13th Pan American Games.

Winnipeg Winter Night City Skyline Viewed from Parc Joseph Royal with Provencher Bridge, Human Rights Museum, and Fort Garry Hotel - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 25, 2012: Winnipeg winter night city skyline viewed from Parc Joseph Royal



Winnipeg Winter Night City Skyline Viewed from Tache Promenade by St. Boniface Cathedral - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 25, 2012: Winnipeg winter night city skyline viewed from Tache Promenade by St. Boniface Cathedral.

Winter Night Views of Winnipeg Human Rights Museum and Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge from The Forks National Historic Site of Canada - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 27, 2012: Views of Winnipeg Human Rights Museum and Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge from The Forks National Historic Site of Canada

Winnipeg Human Rights Museum in Winter Night at The Forks National Historic Site of Canada - Downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 27, 2012: Winnipeg Human Rights Museum in winter night

Winnipeg Human Rights Museum in Winter Night at The Forks National Historic Site of Canada - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 29, 2012: Winnipeg Human Rights Museum in winter night

Map & Driving Dirction

Exact location of Human Rights Museum is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map.

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