Winnipeg Manitoba Temple

Winnipeg Manitoba Temple 2018

Current Design

Video and Model Details


This video depicts the new official render released earlier this month by the Church. This model still has issues, things I forgot to fix/adjust, and there is still much we do not know about the temple design. these things will come with time!


Rose-breasted Grosbeak · Pheucticus ludovicianus
David Bradley, XC18696. Accessible at

American Cliff Swallow · Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
David Bradley, XC18693. Accessible at


Modeled: 2.78b
Render: Cycles

Original Design

Video and Model Details


There are a few issues with this model. Most of them stem from the fact that there is so little in the way of reference for this temple. I don’t have the engraving, and I did a poor job picking out and texturing trees. Next model will have to be better.


Ambient Nature (with birds) – EkajArmstro


Modeled: 2.78a
Render: Cycles


Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Wiki


The Winnipeg Manitoba Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under construction in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1]

There are currently eight temples in Canada to serve the 194,000 Latter-day Saints. The other temples are located in Calgary, Cardston, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Regina, Toronto and Vancouver. The Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will serve members of the Winnipeg area who currently travel 400 miles (600 kilometers)—a 6½-hour drive—to the Regina Saskatchewan Temple. The Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will be the first temple built in Manitoba.



The intent to construct the temple in Winnipeg was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2011, uring his opening remarks at the April 2011 Annual General Conference. In Manitoba, there are 4,500 Latter-day Saints organized in 12 local congregations.

Church leaders announced on 17 November 2016 that the event will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2016 at 12:00 pm. The temple site is located on 7.7 acres of land at 2 Center Street in Winnipeg.


On December 3, 2016, a groundbreaking ceremony to signify beginning of construction took place with Larry Y. Wilson, executive director of the church’s Temple Department, presiding.[2]

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined with community leaders in Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, to break ground for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple.

Elder Larry Y. Wilson of the Seventy and executive director of the Church’s Temple Department presided at the ceremony. Several local Latter-day Saint and community and civic leaders also attended.

In his remarks, Elder Wilson said, “The temple helps us prepare to be better people, to choose good over evil, to be more kind, more loving, more like Jesus Christ. This is a unique design. There is not another temple in the world that looks like this.”

City councilor for South Winnipeg, St. Norbert Ward, Janice Lukes said, “The temple will definitely be an iconic building here in Winnipeg. Each faith community is a tremendous asset to the greater community.”

Terry Duguid, a member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, expressed appreciation for the Church’s community service efforts and stated, “While attending your event on behalf of Winnipeg Harvest I felt the spirit of your generosity.”

Belle Jarniewski, President of Manitoba Multi-Faith Council, said the new temple “will be a place to reflect, to share the peacefulness of the grounds and reflect on the beauty of the building itself.”

Due to limited space, attendance at the event was by invitation, with the general public invited to view the proceedings live from local Church meetinghouses.

Re Design

after groundbreaking, it was rumored that the temple design was withdrawn and redesigned in some way. Construction on the temple was halted. In September of 2018, after construction finally began in earnest on the temple, President Russell M. Nelson, then president of the Church, showed a new design for the temple to members in the Winnipeg Stake while visiting them on a tour through Canada.

The new design features a spire and entryway that has been moved forward, making a larger receiving area. The spire appears to be a bit shorter, and is now tin, rather than copper in color. The exterior appears to be brick, having been changed from the Tyndall stone. Many smaller details have been changed and modified on the temple exterior as well, but the overall design appears to be the same.

Open House

Cultural Celebration




The Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will stand on a beautiful tract of land at the entrance to The Neighborhoods of Bridgwater, located in the southwestern portion of the city. The design for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple draws inspiration from the churches of old Winnipeg. It features an exterior of Tyndall Stone, a local stone rich with fossils, a large sloped roof, and slender copper steeple over the main entrance.



  1. [1]“Church Announces New Temples in Canada, Colorado and Idaho”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. April 2, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
  2. [2]“Ground Is Broken for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple”, Newsroom, LDS Church, December 3, 2016


This post currently has 4 responses

  • I was a missionary there in 1964, and loved the people. This was my last area before going home. A Temple being built there makes me so very happy. I loved all the people there and even after over 50 years they are still in my heart and prayers/

  • I am so excited for the temple in Winnipeg, Manitoba… I have lived most of my life in Manitoba but for the last 11 years I have been in Alberta…. This makes me want to come back to Manitoba as my family is their…. I have had the feeling to return to Manitoba … I will see if my house sells… But I am over joyed that Manitoba will now have a Temple…. I am so happy for all the Latter Day Saints that will not have to travel a great distance and now can attend more often….

  • This is such a wonderful event. I have been waiting patiently since the first announcement but now that it is really getting started I am so excited!! I saw the fence and the equipment there and my heart almost burst. I can’t wiat to see its progress.

    • I also am looking forward to the progress. I am not local, but the design of this temple fascinates me! Such a beautiful Design, and it feels so appropriate for the local!

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