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360 tours take you back to 1919 Winnipeg General Strike and what led to Bloody Saturday

Explore what Winnipeg, the Exchange District and the North End looked like during the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, when the city was divided. See what led to the events of June 21, 1919 — the day that became known as Bloody Saturday.

Winnipeg was in the midst of a labour fight in the spring of 1919 that brought the city to a standstill. 

More than 30,000 people walked off the job during the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. On June 10, tensions during the six-week-long strike boiled over on the streets of Winnipeg at Portage and Main.

Explore the scene of the riots that day with the former host of The National, Peter Mansbridge, as your guide.

Explore the 360 video of where the tensions of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike first erupted:

The Exchange District was one of the focal points of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, and many buildings from that era still stand today.

Now step back in time and explore what Winnipeg's Exchange District looked like in 1919, when the most influential strike in Canadian history brought the divided city to a standstill. 

Explore the 360 Exchange District video:

You can also see what the city's North End looked like in the years leading up to the strike. 

Ramshackle housing in the Winnipeg neighbourhood was crammed with impoverished families. Immigrants and newly returned soldiers faced job shortages and low wages.

Explore a 360 video of the North End, then and now:

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