101 Things To Do in Fall / Winter

1. Warm up in style while skating on the river in one of The Forks award-winning Warming Huts 

2. Elevate your taste buds with Raw: Almond, a signature Winnipeg event where you dine on the frozen river in late January/early February  

3. Come face-to-face with Olympian gods at Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin at the Winnipeg Art Gallery until March, 2016 

4. Touchdown for Winnipeg! Get geared up this football season when Investor’s Group Field hosts the 103rd Grey Cup Festival on November 29 

5. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival, happening from January 23 – 29  

6. Experience the sensation of swimming with the Polar Bears at the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo 

7. Feel the power of the “TRUE NORTH” as you cheer on the Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey team. 

8. Unwind all year round at Thermëa Spa by Nordik Spa-Nature, featuring hot-cold-hot thermal pools for total body rejuvenation 

9. Uncover 100-year-old mysteries when taking the Hermetic Code Tour at the Manitoba Legislative Building 

10. Experience a white-knuckle wintertime experience when you climb the Club d’escalade de Saint-Boniface's 65-foot-tall "ice-climbing tower," starting in December. 

11. Give it up for girl power at Femfest (September 12 – 19), a national festival celebrating women theatre artists 

12. Be awe-inspired at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a world-class national treasure that will enhance your understanding of human rights 

13. Embrace winter and experience the joie de vivre at the Festival du Voyageur from February 12 – 22 at Voyageur Park 

14. From September 11 -13 Winnipeg gets together on Broadway Avenue for Manyfest, downtown’s biggest street festival  

15. Illuminate your night during Nuit Blanche with an array of late-night artistic activities organized as a part of Culture Days, from September 25 – 27  

16. Let the Royal Winnipeg Ballet take your breath away with their beautiful and haunting production of Giselle (September 30-October 4) 

17. Bring in the New Year in style at the RBC Convention New Year’s Eve bash 

18. Put your dancing shoes on and check out the Big Fun Festival, a multi-genre music festival that showcases Manitoba artists from January 27 - 31 

19. Experience Winnipeg’s French culture at Le Cercle Moliere; your ticket to theatre en francais (English subtitles included!)  

20. Get your game on at the Casinos of Winnipeg, including Club Regent and McPhillips Station Casinos 

21. Ho Ho hopefully you’ll get a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick at the Santa Claus Parade on November 28  

22. Drive through a sea of over 1 million lights from December 4 to January 2 at the Canad Inns Winter Wonderland 

23. Let the planning begin at the Wonderful Wedding Show, hosting more than 300 displays and 100,000 square feet (January 23 & 24) 

24. Ring in the New Year at The Forks with live entertainment on the main stage and fireworks 

25. Go star gazing at the Manitoba Museum Planetarium, where you can learn about Manitoba’s night sky and constellations 

26. Snowshoe through a pristine winter wonderland or whizz down the super Richardson Rrrun Toboggan Slide at FortWhyte Alive 

27. Get a behind-the-scenes peak during a tour at the Royal Canadian Mint and discover how coins are made from around the world 

28. Feel the rush as you go snow tubing down a 12-metre high hill at Adrenaline Adventures 

29. “Ride” the rails, tabletops and jumps that make up the Snowboard Fun Park at Arctic Glacier Winter Park, located at The Forks. 

30. Feel the passion of Italian opera with the Manitoba Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro (November 21, 24, 27)  

31. Get ready to giggle the night away at Celebrations Dinner Theatre, serving up musical comedies with four-course meals 

32. Don’t be afraid to be foolish at the annual Festival of Fools at The Forks, featuring clowns, trapeze, face-painting and more from March 26 – April 1 

33. Get your groove on at Winnipeg’s hopping nightclubs, including 441 on Main, Union Sound Hall or Greenroom, to name a few 

34. The clock’s ticking! Solve the clues in order to escape one of Winnipeg’s new “Escape rooms”, including Codebreakers, Enigma Escapes, Epic Escape, The Real Escape, Ultimate Lockdown, and The Escape Hatch.   

35. Cozy up on those cold winter nights with a movie at Cinematheque, an intimate theatre featuring international and Canadian films  

36. Let Prairie Theatre Exchange expand your sense of the world with this season´s line-up of Manitoban and Canadian productions 

37. Watch as the forest comes alive on Halloween at A Maze in Corn and enter if you dare 

38. Skate your way along the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world (as per Guinness World Record), the Red River Mutual Trail 

39. Stand “nose-to-nose” with some of the workhorses that opened up Canada's north when you visit the recently “royal” designated Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada 

40. View the largest collection of Ukrainian historical and cultural artifacts in North America at Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre 

41. Buzz around town on one of Bee2gether´s novelty Bikes 

42. Save money and discover the city with Winnipeg Pass, your ticket to Winnipeg experiences 

43. Take in top performers like Janet Jackson, The Who, and Barenaked Ladies, among others, at the MTS Centre 

44. 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 

45. The sky is the limit at Sky Zone, the world´s first indoor trampoline park, featuring fitness classes, 3-D Dodgeball, and much more


46. Don´t miss the heartwarming and inspiring story of Billy Elliot the Musical, playing at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre from January 12 – February 6 

47. Ready to experience something new? From March 9 – 19 the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre presents So, Nu?, a 10-day festival of new Winnipeg Jewish plays 

48. Remember great moments in sporting history from the province’s top athletes at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 

49. Support local and stock up on fresh produce, Manitoba meats, crafts and preserves at St. Norbert Farmers’ Market 

50. Get ready for an adventure of epic proportions when James and the Giant Peach takes the stage at Manitoba Theatre for Young People from December 3 -27 

51. Feel the wind whistle through the branches as you experience a new Winnipeg experience; Tree Climbing Adventures 

52. Watch teams battle it out on the Red River at the FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival, taking place from September 11 – 13 at the Forks 

53. Get thunderstruck at the Investors Group Field on September 17 when AC/DC takes the stage 

54. Sharpen your blades and go for a skate on the duck pond at Assiniboine Park 

55. Work on your swing year round beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome 

56. Get in touch with your inner kid at the U-Puttz Amusement Centre, featuring glow-in-the-dark mini golf, Rush Laser Tag, and ¨Krazy¨ Bumper Cars 

57. Discover the power of imagination at the Manitoba Children´s Museum  

58. Enjoy warmer temperatures inside the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, which houses 8,000 flowers, plants, and trees   

59. Grab some friends and enjoy a pint at one of Winnipeg´s pubs, including The King´s Head, Yellow Dog Tavern or Toad in the Hole Pub and Eatery 

60. Let the wailing sounds of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra get “Under Your Skin” during this season´s stellar line-up 

61. Experience the harmonious sounds of this season´s premier recital and chamber music Virtuosi Concerts series 

62. Hop aboard the Scary Express at Lower Fort Scary or feel afraid at Fright at the Fort for Lower Fort Garry´s Halloween festivities 

63. Relive child memories at the Pavilion Gallery Museum’s permanent collection of Winnie the Pooh artifacts and memorabilia 

64. Go gallery hopping in the historic Exchange District, including Mayberry Fine Art, Graffiti Gallery, Gurevich Fine Art, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, cre8ery and aceartinc 

65. Get in some giggles at Rumours Comedy Club 

66. Shop till you drop at Polo Park Shopping Centre, housing brand-name stores such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Michael Kors, and Banana Republic 

67. Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping at the Scattered Seeds Inc. Christmas Show & Sale, held October 16 – 18 at Exhibition Place 

68. Learn about Winnipeg´s Francophone and Metis communities at the Saint-Boniface Museum 

69. Witness an international Irish dance phenomenon when Riverdance comes to the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts on September 28 – 30 

70. Discover the bookworm in you during Thin Air -Winnipeg International Writers Festival for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches and other events (September 19-27) 

71. Appreciate musical excellence when you listen to the sophisticated sounds of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra 

72. Spoil your pet to pieces at the Winnipeg Pet Show on October 24 - 25 at the RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre 

73. Enjoy an evening of classical music and say goodbye to our feathered friends at the Migration Magic Farewell Concert at Oak Hammock Marsh on October 25 

74. Blast your opponents using lasers inside the maze of Lasertopia  

75. Be entertained by live acts this fall/winter at the Club Regent Event Centre, which include Platinum Blonde, UB40 and Trooper 

76. Dig for one-of-a-kind treasures at the Johnston Terminal Antique Mall and The Forks Market. 

77. Admire the fall colors while walking hand-in-hand down the Riverwalk at The Forks 

78. Climb to great heights at indoor rock-climbing facility Vertical Adventures 

79. Slip and slide down waterslides with the whole family at the Victoria Inn and Clarion Hotel and Suites, to name a few   

80. Pick up some unique goodies at the Signatures Craft Show and Sale, offering jewelry and homemade gifts from November 19-22 

81. Wash away your worries with a massage and other pampering treatments at Riverstone Spa, Urban Oasis Mineral Spa and Ten Spa 

82. See Winnipeg’s top sights and learn about the city’s colourful past on an Ô Tours City Tour, departing from Union Station 

83. Open your eyes to world-class filmmaking at the Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of all Ages from March 3 – 16 

84. Be captivated by the Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers’ jaw-dropping season  

85. Go off the beaten path and do some shopping in The Exchange District National Historic Site, featuring vintage shops and independently-owned boutiques 

86. Celebrate the music of Nina Simone, Abby Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell on November 7 & 8 at the Berney Theatre, a part of the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances 

87. Football or basketball? Root for the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and the University of Manitoba Bison sports teams during home games 

88. Build strength, flexibility, and balance at Yoga Public, Canada’s largest yoga centre 

89. Let your child’s imagination run free at the Great Big Adventure, Winnipeg’s newest and largest indoor play centre 

90. Express your need for speed at Speedworld, Winnipeg’s indoor race track 

91. Use technology to your advantage during the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation’s QR Code Tour and learn about the city’s architectural treasures  

92. Light up your knowledge of Manitoba’s electrical history at the Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre 

93. Grab the kids and don’t miss the Prairie Dog Central’s Howlin’ Halloween Express 

94. Witness a truly Canadian sport at the annual Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel from February 5-7 at The Forks 

95. 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) 

96. Take out the chill with a specialty coffee in one of the many coffee shops popping up around Winnipeg, including Café Postal, Thom Bargen, and Parlour Coffee, to name a few 

97. Namaste in nature with outdoor Yoga Hikes 

98. Marvel at the equestrian arts of Odysseo, the newest live production coming to Winnipeg from September 10 – 20 that pays homage to horse and man.  

99. Go cruising on September 13 at the 21st Annual Fabulous 50’s Ford Club of Manitoba Flashback weekend Car Show. 

100. Become a world explorer and embark on epic adventures at the National Geographic’s Earth Explorers exhibition from October to April at The Manitoba Museum  

101. Get plugged into Canada’s hottest contemporary artists by visiting exhibits at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art.

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