Spring Top 50
Breathe in all that balmy biome goodness, feel the mist from Canada’s tallest indoor waterfall, and marvel at the towering plant species and fluttering butterflies at The Leaf, Winnipeg’s newest world-class attraction.
View the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art at WAG-Qaumajuq, the internationally celebrated addition to the gallery that features snowdrift-like architecture and innovative curatorial processes that bridge the far North to the centre of Canada.
Tune in to songs of freedom and see artifacts from Elton John, Tegan and Sara, Chuck D and more at Beyond the Beat: Music of Resistance, the new exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Behold a flurry of bird species returning to FortWhyte Alive where you can hike or bike the aspen trails, paddle a canoe and see North America’s largest urban bison herd.
Learn about the region’s prehistoric history via thousands of amazing artifacts–including a 90-million-year-old intact pliosaur!—at the Manitoba Museum, where you'll find incredible fossils, The Planetarium, Science Gallery and its famed Nonsuch ship.
See polar bears swim right over your head at Assiniboine Park Zoo, which is also home to Amur tigers, snow leopards, gibbons, muskox, wolves and numerous other incredible species.
Relax at Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature, the city’s gorgeous Scandinavian outdoor spa where thermal pools, heated hammocks, toasty fires, steam rooms and a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant with craft cocktails beckons.
Take a tour that’s always on the money at The Royal Canadian Mint, a state-of-the-art production facility that produces millions of coins for countries all around the world.
Let your imagination soar at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada where interactive exhibits and all manner of aircraft showcase the history of flight.
Shop ‘til you drop at Outlet Collection Winnipeg, featuring more than 100 stores including Saks OFF 5TH, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Kate Spade Outlet, Under Armour and Nike.
Step into an interactive, 8-bit-inspired world at the original Activate Games where game rooms have your team ducking lasers, shooting hoops, smashing targets and dodging tiles to earn points. Since opening in 2019, Activate has become a global success story.
Take a seat in the city's most intimate theatre as Prairie Theatre Exchange presents The Year of Magical Thinking (April 9 - 21), an adaptation of Joan Didion's celebrated novel about mourning.
“Ignite your spirit” at the annual Manito Ahbee Festival May 17 – 20. This massive event celebrates Indigenous cultures from across Turtle Island and features a three-day Pow Wow, the Indigenous Music Conference, Indigenous Marketplace and more!
Jump for joy at Flying Squirrel, a huge trampoline park that boasts everything from foam pits and a climbing wall, to a b-ball area where kids can really jam.
Dance for that Jumbo Tron while watching exciting, affordable AHL hockey during a Manitoba Moose game at Canada Life Centre.
Harken from opera's greatet gypsy as Manitoba Opera stages Carmen (April 13, 17, 19).
Tap your toes to the swinging sounds of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra as they pay tribute to Steely Dan on March 23 and 24.
Embrace the power of dance as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Carmina Burana (April 25 – 28), featuring Carl Off’s unforgettable, pulsating score. This performance will be followed by the world premiere of T’əl - The Wild Man of the Woods, which is based on the oral histories of Elder Elsie Paul.
Treat your senses to the sights, sounds and smells of Oak Hammock Marsh which comes back to life in spring with the return of countless bird species along with the awakening of amphibians.
Applaud the performances at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre as they present The Lehman Trilogy (March 20 – April 13) and The Comeback (April 24 – May 18) at the Mainstage, and Guilt: A Love Story (April 3 – 20) at the Warehouse this spring.
Work on your short game amongst glowing dinosaurs, sharks and other crazy creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre, where golf is played under black lights and the activities include bumper cars, laser tag and arcade games.
Satisfy your need for speed at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, a 28,000 square foot facility with karts that reach speeds up to 60 km/hr!
Tickle your funny bone at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival (April 30 - May 5).
Root for the Winnipeg Goldeyes, as they take to the diamond on May 21 for their season opener against the Chicago Dogs at Blue Cross Park.
Take your tastebuds on a tour of Hargrave Street Market where you can get everything from tacos al pastor, to smash burgers, ramen, sashimi, brunch, lattes, craft cocktails, as well as Lake of the Woods Brewing Company’s freshly brewed beer.
Discover the city’s Ukrainian heritage at the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre. Its museum houses one of the largest pysank (Easter egg) collections in North America, along with a fine art collection featuring more than 900 works and an inspiring boutique.
Join the circus during Festival of Fools at The Forks (March 23 – 29), where jugglers, clowns, acrobats, swinging trapeze artists and circus workshops are all part of the action.
Relive Manitoba’s storied history in athletics at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, a building that’s brimming with artifacts, memorabilia and more.
Inspire the leading minds of tomorrow at the Manitoba Children’s Museum where interactive exhibits teach science, history and engineering to kids of all ages.
Let the soothing sounds of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra wash over you as they share the stage with soprano Lara Secord-Haid on March 20, and 19-year-old acclaimed British pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason on April 10.
Shine a light on good times at the Manitoba Electrical Museum, which illuminates the province’s history of hydro power in wonderful ways.
Explore some of the city’s most storied buildings during Doors Open Winnipeg (May 25 – 26)
Regard critically acclaimed films that will reframe how you see the world during the Architecture & Design Film Festival (March 20 – 24).
Behold the evolution of Winnipeg's Francophone and Métis history at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface, the former home of the Grey Nuns which is also the largest oak structure in North America.
Introduce your taste buds to the city’s ever-growing brewery scene when you stop for hops at Winnipeg's 20+ craft breweries.
Work on your long and short game at The Golf Dome, an indoor facility featuring a driving range, miniature golf and more.