101 Things To Do in Fall / Winter
1. Learn how you can help change the world while exploring the journey of human rights past, present
and future at the iconic Canadian Museum for Human Rights when it opens September 20.
2. Get an incredible nose-to-nose experience with polar bears, harbour seals and other Arctic species at
the newly opened Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo.
3. Stock up on fresh produce, Manitoba meats, crafts and preserves at St. Norbert Farmers’ Market (Saturdays
to October 25 and Wednesdays to September 24).
4. Admire works by the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dali at the Winnipeg Art Gallery during Dalí Up
Close exhibit (September 27-January 25).
5. Glide down the Red River Mutual Trail, which holds the Guinness record for the world’s
longest naturally frozen skating trail.
6. Relive Canada’s fur trade history through authentic food, entertainment and snow sculptures at Festival
du Voyageur—Western Canada’s largest winter festival (February 13-22)
7. Celebrate aboriginal culture, music and arts at Manito Ahbee, featuring the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music
Awards, Indigenous Marketplace and an international competition Pow wow (September 10-14).
8. Gaze at more than one million lights at Manitoba’s largest winter drive through light show in the warmth
and comfort of your vehicle during Canad Inns Winter Wonderland (December 5-January 3).
9. Catch a concert at MTS Centre featuring touring top bands, pop stars and rock gods.
10. Bring the whole family to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s concerts for kids series.
11. Root for the CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team as they compete for the coveted Grey Cup.
12. Savour the tastes and sounds of Louisiana during Mardi Gras at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
13. Don’t miss Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s exciting 75th season lineup, including Going Home
Star – Truth and Reconciliation (October 1-5), Nutcracker (December 20-28), Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
(February 7), Swan Lake (March 4-8).
14. Decode the hidden mysteries and secrets hidden within the Manitoba Legislative Building’s grand
architecture on a guided Hermetic Code Tour.
15. Ring in the New Year at The Forks with live entertainment on the main stage and fireworks.
16. Unleash your inner Jack Sparrow at The Manitoba Museum’s Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the
Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship featuring real pirate treasure (October 17-April 19).
17. Head downtown to take in Manyfest, featuring movies in Memorial Park, food truck wars, wine and
beer festival, artisan markets and the cycling festival Ciclovia (September 5-7).
18. Unwind at the new Thermëa Spa, renowned for its Scandinavian-style treatments, saunas and hot and
19. Expand your musical horizons during the 24th annual New Music Festival (Jan 31-February 6).
20. Take in an art house, world or Canadian flick at intimate movie theatre Cinematheque.
21. Slip and slide down waterslides with the whole family at local hotels, including Victoria Inn and Clarion
Hotel and Suites.
22. Marvel at beautifully decorated trees and wreaths to be auctioned off for charity at the Festival of Trees
and Lights (November 18-28).
23. Sharpen your blades and go for a skate on the duck pond at Assiniboine Park.
24. Become an astronomical explorer as you investigate the night sky while taking in a show at the
25. Snowshoe through a pristine winter wonderland or whizz down the super Richardson Rrrun toboggan slide at FortWhyte Alive
26. Work on your swing year round beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.
27. Immerse yourself in the work of Noël Coward with plays, readings, film screenings and more during the
Master Playwright Festival’s CowardFest (January 28-February 15).
28. Cheer on the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets as they play on home ice at MTS Centre.
29. Splash around while performing water experiments at Splash Lab at the Children’s Museum.
30. Find out how coins from around the world are made on a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.
31. Practice putting during a round of blacklight mini golf, race around in bumper cars and play laser tag at the
newly expanded U-Puttz Thrill Zone.
32. Savour the rush as you go snow tubing down a 12-metre high hill at Adrenaline Adventures.
33. “Ride” the rails, table tops and jumps that make up the Snowboard Fun Park at Arctic Glacier Winter
Park, located at The Forks.
34. Introduce the little ones to some holiday magic and catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick during the
Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade (November 15).
35. Ski along groomed cross-country trails in Kildonan, St. Vital, La Barriere Parks and Windsor Park
36. Fill your shopping bags with goods from hip retailers such as Boathouse, Aeropostale, Maurice’s and
Teavana found at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre.
37. See Winnipeg’s top sights and learn about the city’s colourful past on an Ô Tours City Tour departing from
Union Station (available Monday, Thursday, Saturday in fall and Monday and Thursday in winter.)
38. Fantasize about your dream nuptials as you browse hot wedding trends, products, fashions and services
at the Wonderful Wedding Show (January 17-18).
39. Feel the emotion conveyed in the Manitoba Opera’s powerful production of Fidelio (November 22, 25, 28)
40. Introduce children to the arts by attending kid-friendly productions at Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
41. Shop for on-trend furniture and home décor at IKEA and continue along Kenaston Boulevard for more
big box shopping.
42. Groove to the sounds of Art Garfunkel (September 27), Ziggy Marley (October 3) and The
Pixies (October 9) at Burton Cummings Theatre.
43. Pick up everything from fresh produce to handmade bath products to perogies and gluten-free baking at the Downtown Farmers’ Market inside Manitoba Hydro Place (Thursdays until October 9).
44. Laugh, cry and be moved during the wide range of plays performed at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
45. Pick up neat decorating tips and home renovation ideas during the Kitchen Bath and Renovation Show (January 10 - 12).
46. Relive child memories at the Pavilion Gallery Museum’s permanent collection of Winnie the
Pooh artifacts and memorabilia.
47. Hop around to different galleries in the culturally rich Exchange District, including Mayberry Fine Art, Graffiti Gallery, Gurevich Fine Art, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, cre8ery and aceartinc.
48. Twirl around on ice skates to piped-in music under the canopy skating rink at The Forks.
49. Chuckle at comedic circus acts, magicians and entertainers performing at The Forks Market as
part of Festival of Fools (March 28-April 5).
50. Game, dine and enjoy live entertainment at Club Regent Casino and McPhillips Station Casino.
51. Giggle the night away as you experience hilarious live theatre while a delicious four-course dinner is served by characters from the show at Celebrations Dinner Theatre.
52. Experience the sights and sounds of a fall migration while enjoying an elegant three-course dinner at
Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.
53. Watch the captivating, interpretive dance steps of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers.
54. Indulge your inner bookworm during Thin Air - Winnipeg International Writers Festival for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches and other events (September 19-27).
55. Check out the lineup at FemFest 2014: She’s Got the Power, featuring amazing women theatre artists from across the country (Sept 13-20).
56. Snowboard or ski down 10 trails, a terrain park, a halfpipe and moguls at Springhill Winter Park.
57. Tick of all the kids names on your Christmas list with trips to Kite & Kaboodle and Toad Hall Toys for puzzles, toys and books.
58. Bounce, jump and fly on wall-to-wall trampolines at Skyzone Indoor Trampoline Park.
59. Zip above a corn maze while on a zip-line adventure tour at A Maze in Corn.
60. Have fun at contemporary art events in the Exchange District, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and in St. Boniface during Nuit Blanche (September 27).
61. Brush up on classical music while listening to the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.
62. Buy global gifts, souvenirs, clothing, crafts, local artwork, jewellery, food and more at The Forks Market.
63. Fly a plane and spot a flying saucer at the Western Canada Aviation Museum.
64. Dance the night away on a packed dance floor at Whiskey Dix, Palomino Club and LIV in the District night clubs.
65. Search for top fashion brands including H&M, Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Forever 21, Harry Rosen,
RW & Co. at Polo Park Shopping Centre.
66. Escape from the city aboard the Prairie Dog Central’s vintage locomotive and stop at Grosse Isle
for a picnic.
67. Step out to the big band tunes of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.
68. Zoom around in go-karts and race against your friends at Speedworld indoor cart track.
69. Browse crafts, jewellery and handmade gifts during Signatures Craft Show & Sale (Nov 20-23).
70. Get plugged into Canada’s hottest contemporary artists by visiting exhibits at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art.
71. Float away on a yoga hammock during a guided meditation at Yoga Public.
72. Cheer on Team Canada Volleyball, the only Winnipeg-based Olympic Sport, as they host elite international competitions.
73. Run, jump and play on a massive three-storey play structure at indoor children’s centre Kid City.
74. Relax with a massage and other pampering treatments at Riverstone Spa, Urban Oasis Mineral Spa and Ten Spa.
75. Explore the community and railway history of Transcona at the Transcona Historical Museum.
76. Admire the fall colors while walking hand-in-hand down the Riverwalk at The Forks.
77. Dig for one-of-a-kind treasures at the Johnston Terminal Antique Mall.
78. Explore St. Boniface Museum, which depicts the lives and colourful history of the French and Metis people that settled in the area.
79. Climb to great heights at indoor rock-climbing facility Vertical Adventures.
80. Don your favourite comic book character costume and connect with other like-minded fans and vendors at Central Canada Comic Con (October 31-November 1).
81. Join sports fans during a Winnipeg Blue Bombers or Winnipeg Jets game at one of many sports bars and
gaming centres, including Tavern United, Upperdeck Sports Bar, or Shark Club.
82. Discover some new local and out-of-town artists as they play in venues across Downtown during the
Big Fun Festival (January 28-February 1).
83. Blast your opponents using lasers inside the maze of Lasertopia.
84. View the largest collection of Ukrainian historical and cultural artifacts in North America at Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre.
85. Participate in arts workshops, events and tours taking place across the city during Culture Days
86. Go to screenings of films from all over the world during the Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of all Ages (March 1-8).
87. Attend a recital featuring rising stars and established musicians performing as part of the Virtuosi international chamber music concert series.
88. Snag a ticket to the hilarious and popular musical The Book of Mormon on stage at Centennial Concert Hall (March 17-22).
89. Be entertained by live acts at the new Club Regent Event Centre, which include Chef Robert Irvine
(September 12), Glass Tiger (September 26), and The Doobie Brothers (October 17).
90. Stretch your legs and see unique points of interest and architectural gems on a self-guided walk of The Loop,
Winnipeg’s signature walking trail.
91. Look at glittering displays of holiday lighting trends at the Manitoba Electrical Museum exhibit– All That
Glows: Then & Now (mid-November to early January).
92. Climb a massive play structure with seven slides at indoor family play centre Great Big Adventure.
93. Listen to indie bands and performers play at intimate venues including Park Theatre Café, Le Garage
Café, West End Cultural Centre, and Pyramid Cabaret.
94. Make some noise for stock car drivers as they race around Red River Co-op Speedway.
95. Smell the lush blooms and gardens inside the Assiniboine Park Conservatory.
96. Add some stylish flair to outfits with silver pieces of jewellery from Hilary Druxman which benefit local charities.
97. Journey back in history while viewing the Winnipeg Railway Museum’s artifacts, displays and the Countess of Dufferin—the first steam locomotive on the Prairies.
98. Remember great moments in sporting history from the province’s top athletes at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
99. Root for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and the University of Manitoba Bison sports teams during home games.
100. Purchase a piece of art from one of the galleries on Corydon Avenue, including Gallery Lacosse and Nunavut Gallery.
101. Attend popular plays at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Mainstage productions, or see something unexpected at The Warehouse Theatre.