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.
Explore the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art at Winnipeg Art Gallery-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.
Embark on a metaphorical and physical journey from darkness to light through the ever-changing interactive exhibits at the Museum for Human Rights.
Celebrate the return of many bird species this spring at FortWhyte Alive and take advantage of the stunning natural setting as you hike and bike the aspen trails or come face-to-face with 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 the galleries and attractions include The Planetarium, Science Gallery, and the impressive, remodeled Prairies Gallery.
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.
Put the focus on your wellness at Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature, the city’s gorgeous outdoor spa where thermal pools, heated hammocks, toasty fires 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.
Relax and pamper yourself at some of the city’s top spas like Riverstone at Inn at the Forks, the Clarion’s Urban Oasis Mineral Spa and Ten Spa at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre.
View wonderous works at the Exchange District art galleries like aceartinc., cre8ery, Graffiti Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art, Fleet Galleries and Warehouse Artworks.
Buy from some of Manitoba’s top makers at The Forks Market where your shopping experience also includes excellent food kiosks and more than 20 unique wines and craft beers on tap at The Common.
The clock is ticking! Use clues to solve a unique series of puzzles at escape rooms like Enigma Escapes, Mask Escapes, The Real Escape, Time Lapse and Get Out! Escape Rooms.
Let your imagination soar at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada where several interactive exhibits and all manner of aircraft (including work horses and the weird and whacky) 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.
Embrace the energy at Canada Life Centre as the Winnipeg Jets try to cement their playoff placement this spring.
Step into an interactive, 8-bit-inspired world at Activate Games where game rooms have your team ducking lasers, shooting hoops, smashing targets and dodging tiles to earn points.
Have a laugh at Yuk Yuk’s and Rumors Comedy Club, Winnipeg’s premier spots for stand-up.
Take a seat in an intimate setting to see two world premieres by local playwrights–Space Girl (March 15 – April 2), a far-out comedy by Frances Koncan, followed by Volare (April 26 – May 14), a family drama by Elio Zarrillo at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
“Ignite your spirit” at the annual Manito Ahbee Festival May 19 – 22. This massive event celebrates Indigenous cultures from across Turtle Island with marquee events like a three-day Pow Wow, 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.
Let the kids run wild at Hide N Seek, Fun Park Indoor Amusement Centre, and Kid City, Winnipeg’s top indoor playgrounds for tots to young teens.
Hear the sweet sounds of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra this spring as they continue their diverse 2023 season with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (March 24-25), Brahms’ Requiem (April 1), an Ultimate Abba Tribute (April 15-16), and more this season.
Bet on fun at Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino and Shark Club Gaming Centre.
Get your game on at Uptown Alley, Lasertopia and the Rec Room, which offer up all manner of recreation under one roof.
Marvel at opera that combines Mozart and Mounties! This spring Manitoba Opera presents Così fan tutte as A Canuck Così!, bringing the setting of this classic opera to the Canadian wilderness circa 1930. (April 22, 25, 28)
Tap your toes to the swinging sounds of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra whose spring lineup includes a Women’s Day performance by the Winnipeg Women’s Jazz Orchestra on March 9, a Francophone Heritage Month performance of original works on March 19, and a big band tribute to The Beatles on April 23.
Applaud the performances at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre as it presents The Secret to Good Tea (March 23 – April 15) by local Cree writer, poet and radio host Rosana Deerchild, and Burning Mom (April 26 - May 20) by Mieko Ouchi.
Enter the lush, dreamy world of Swan Lake as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Tchaikovsky's classic from March 8 – 12, followed by Fast Forward (March 31 – April 1), featuring new works that highlight the athleticism of this internationally celebrated company.
Reach new heights at Winnipeg’s rock-climbing studios, The Hive and Vertical Adventures.
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.
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!
Tickle your funny bone at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival (May 2 – 7), where headliners include CBC’s The Debaters and Middle Raged by Geri Hall (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) and Gary Pearson (Mad TV, Corner Gas).
Root for the boys of summer. a.k.a.,Winnipeg Goldeyes, as they take to the diamond for their season opener at Shaw Park on May 19.
See the spark of wonder in your child's eyes as the Manitoba Theatre for Young People presents The Gruffalo (March 17 – 26) and Zoom (April 28 – May 7).
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.
Dine on a four-course meal while watching (and perhaps even taking part in) a musical comedy at Celebrations Dinner Theatre. This spring’s menu features Heartbreak Hotel (until April 23) and The Office: A Pop Rock Parody (April 28 – July 2).
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 Children’s Museum where interactive exhibits teach science, history and engineering to kids of all ages.
Be transported by the riveting sounds of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra as they combine with seven composers for Equinox: Chamber Night at the WAG on March 22.
Shine a light on good times at the Manitoba Electrical Museum, which illuminates the province’s history of hydro power in wacky and wild ways.
Hit the dance floor and catch fierce performances at Club 200, Fame Nightclub, and Club Happenings–Winnipeg's celebrated LGBTQ2 clubs.
Cheer on the stars of tomorrow, today, as the seemingly unstoppable Winnipeg Ice WHL hockey team looks to finish first in the league before striving to reach the Memorial Cup.
Explore countless exhibitors and meet TV stars at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg this spring when they host World of Wheels (March 24 – 26) and the Winnipeg Home & Garden Show (April 13 – 16).
Explore the vast Jewish experience on stage when Winnipeg Jewish Theatre presents Narrow Bridge (March 11 – 19) and Summer of Semitism (April 29 – May 7) this season.
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.