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Winnipeg is experiencing an exciting transformation with more than $2 billion dollars worth of investment being made into new attractions and infrastructure. Bookmark this page and stay up to date on Winnipeg’s newest product offerings, openings, exhibitions and developments that are of interest to groups and independent travellers.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
An architectural wonder has risen at the fork of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be an unforgettable visitor experience. For some, it will change lives. For others, the amazing architecture of Antoine Predock will speak for itself. Opening on September 20, 2014, the Museum will be a stunning tourist attraction, a venue for major events, and a unique educational hub. As an “ideas” museum, it will challenge, uplift and motivate visitors to act for human rights.
Fully accessible and highly interactive, Canada’s newest national museum will welcome visitors in English and French, transforming Winnipeg into a human-rights education destination for all. Group programming to begin in 2015.
Assiniboine Park has been serving as one of the city’s most popular and storied gathering places for more than 100 years. Today, a new chapter in the park’s history is being written as a $200-million redevelopment is in progress.
A dramatic transformation to Assiniboine Park Zoo is taking place, with enhanced facilities for visitors and new exhibits, including the signature Journey to Churchill exhibit, opening in summer 2014. Journey to Churchill, operating in conjunction with the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, will actively contribute to environmental and wildlife education, research, and conservation in Manitoba. It promises to be one of the most significant projects in North American zoo history, offering an unrivalled Arctic species exhibit that can only be seen in Winnipeg.
Relax, unwind and rejuvenate at Winnipeg’s newest spa, opening in spring 2014. Inspired by techniques found in Nordic countries, Thermëa is a spa set in nature that features Nordic baths and waterfalls, steam bath, Finnish sauna, and relaxation areas. Revitalize senses with a massage or a body treatment and a delicious and healthy meal at the on-site restaurant. Thermëa is located adjacent to the Crescent Drive Golf course, only 20 minutes from downtown Winnipeg