Signature Winnipeg Experiences

Discover the Signature Experiences Collection®

Travellers around the world want to explore and live a life that’s less ordinary. That’s why the Canadian Tourism Commission has created the Signature Experiences Collection® – once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences found in Canada. They show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about. Canada's Signature Experiences Collection® offers your customers a wide range of extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experiences rarely found anywhere else on earth.

Winnipeg's Signature Experiences include:

FortWhyte Alive’s A Prairie Legacy: The Bison and its People

A Prairie Legacy: the Bison and its People is unique, offering an authentic wildlife experience without leaving the city. Come discover how bison influenced the history of Manitoba and the lives of Aboriginals, Métis, Voyageurs and Pioneers as you are immersed in a way of life from the prairie past.

Your heart will leap when you catch your first up-close glance of a bison as your guide leads you through the aspenforest out onto the prairie. Come and connect with Canada’s prairie grasslands. Explore the aspen forest, marshes, open prairie and their inhabitants. Travel in the way of the Prairie Ancestors by snowshoeing in winter and voyageur canoeing in the spring and summer months.

FortWhyte’s A Prairie Legacy: the Bison and its People experience is the passport to where the world of nature and humans intersect. Learn why Winnipeg’s culture has been and continues to be shaped by close contact with our history and our wild world.

  • Duration: 3hrs
  • Fee: $40
  • Min: 3 participants
  • Max: 20 participants

To participate in this experience: Please call 204-989-8353 or email FortWhyte Alive.

Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building

Do you ever wonder why the Manitoba Legislative Building has sphinxes on it? Have you wanted to learn about thesymbols and hidden meanings behind the mystical architecture of the building? Join Frank Albo, researcher and academic inspiration behind The Hermetic Code for an evening of decoding the famous symbols and architecture that makes the building truly unique. Frank Albo will help you uncover trails of occult clues concealed in the building's architecture including: hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked it has escaped historians and visitors for nearly 100 years.

  • Fee: $39.30 / person including all taxes and fees for the tour

The Hermetic Code Tours run Wednesday evenings from May 22 to September 25. Please book your spots in advance.

To participate in this experience: Please call 204-989-9630 or email

Oak Hammock Marsh: Bird in the Hand Signature Experience

Unfurl your fingers and let a wild bird fly free! Be part of important research by banding a real, live songbird after you've learned why Oak Hammock Marsh is such an important stop on its migration path. Feel its feathers flutter in your gently closed palms a second before the moment of release.

After releasing the birds, it’s time to explore the marsh. Smell the blooming wildflowers of the wetland as you dip and swing your paddle over the side of a long and lean Voyageur canoe. Let the bow push the bulrushes aside to reveal a red-winged blackbird perched on a cattail. With over 300 species of birds and countless other wildlife, Oak Hammock Marsh is definitely a birder’s paradise.

  • Date: From May to October
  • Price: $20 per person

To participate in this experience please call 204-467-3300 or email Oak Hammock Marsh

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