Things to do
Aside from shopping, there are endless things to do while visiting Winnipeg. Embrace the spirit of this cosmopolitan city through its diverse culture, unique outdoor experiences and stunning cityscapes. Whether you prefer visiting local breweries, spas, theatres or festivals, there is something in Winnipeg for everyone to enjoy!
ASSINIBOINE PARK AND ZOO
2595 Roblin Boulevard
Manitoba is famous for its polar bears. Get up close and personal with the polar bears, without you having to travel all the way to Churchill, by visiting the Assiniboine Park and Zoo. Enjoy a morning wandering the Zoo and experience the Journey to Churchill exhibit, the most comprehensive northern species exhibit of its kind in the world. After taking in the sights of the zoo, relax in the gardens of the adjoining Assiniboine Park with a picnic, catch some live music at the Lyric Theatre, feed the ducks at the duck pond or grab a bicycle and hit the trails. Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, Assiniboine Park is the perfect place to relax and play year-round with attractions that blend the best of physical activity, sight-seeing, dining and wildlife into one unforgettable experience.
CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
85 Israel Asper Way
Located at The Forks, the CMHR is the first museum in the world dedicated to the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights. It holds a collection of thought provoking galleries that explore human rights The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will take you on a journey of education and inspiration unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
THE FORKS HISTORIC SITE AND MARKET
1 Forks Market Road
Nestled in the heart of downtown, The Forks is one of Winnipeg’s most beloved places, at the junction of the Assiniboine and mighty Red rivers. Winter, spring, summer or fall, The Forks is a must for a stunning array of dining experiences, incomparable shopping, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and man-made features.
1961 McCreary Rd
Six hundred-forty acres of pristine prairie beauty are waiting to welcome you in this oasis just south of the city. In summer, feel the wind in your hair canoeing or sailing on one of FortWhyte’s several lakes. In fall, sip a locally brewed beer on their restaurant patio while witnessing North America’s largest animal (the bison) roam in its natural habitat as migrating birds fill the sky. In winter, go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on its many trails or take the kids out for a ridiculously fun day of sliding on the Richardson Rrrun Toboggan slide. No matter what the season, there is always an adventure to be had at FortWhyte Alive.
WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
300 Memorial Boulevard
The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is home to the world's largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. The WAG's rotating exhibition schedule features the best of contemporary and historical Manitoba and Canadian art. The gift shop carries unique jewelry and giftware handcrafted by Canadian artists.
HERMETIC CODE TOUR
450 Broadway Avenue
Dan Brown would be at a loss trying to decipher all the meaning enlaced in Canada’s finest provincial legislative building. The grandiose interior of this ode to Olympus is studded with hieroglyphics, freemasonic symbols and numeric codes, all of which are unveiled in the Hermetic Code Tour — a must for anyone with a sense of intrigue. On the top of the building is Winnipeg’s most beloved citizen: the beaming Golden Boy, our nod to Hermes who was crafted in Paris and holds a sheath of wheat.
775 Crescent Drive
The newest jewel in Winnipeg’s luxuriant-spa crown, Thermëa brings a bit of Scandinavia to the heart of the Canada. Let the stress soak out of you in thermal pools situated amongst the pines; indulge your senses in Finnish saunas; treat yourself to the best in body treatments and massage therapy. Then, finish your day with some exquisite dining because hey, you are worth it.
PLAN YOUR TRIP
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Winnipeg has many festivals throughout the year, from live music, to arts and crafts, to dining right on the frozen river. For more information on the annual festivals please click here