Things To Do
Combining the food, art and culture of a bustling cosmopolitan city with plenty of small town charm, Winnipeg offers unique and unforgettable experiences.
Home to more than 1,100 restaurants, Winnipeg’s top notch food scene tantalizes every taste bud. Sample exotic dishes at authentic mom-and-pop restaurants, bite into innovative tapas at trendy bistros and dine with gourmands at hotspots manned by the city’s top chefs.
Known as the “cultural cradle of Canada”, Winnipeg is home to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and so much more. The city also boasts a proud aboriginal heritage as the heart of Canada’s historic fur trade. Festivals abound in Manitoba’s capital with a year-round slate of activity including Festival du Voyageur, Folklorama and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Here, theatre season is alight with talent, excitement and star power. Winnipeg also offers an impressive and inspiring arts scene, from the world’s largest collection of Inuit Art, to modern canvases covered in spray paint to locally-made handicrafts.
Areas like Osborne Village, Academy and the Exchange District cater to shopaholics with unique stores and boutiques featuring of-the-moment fashion, chic furniture and one-of-a-kind treasures.
Families will delight in the attractions at the Manitoba Children’s Museum and enjoy exploring The Forks—Winnipeg’s gathering place with nine acres of activity, restaurants, shopping and interactive fun. For the outdoor aficionado, green spaces blanket the city. Take a bike ride through scenic Assiniboine Park, see a herd of bison at FortWhtye Alive and practice your bird calls at Oak Hammock Marsh.
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