Summer Top 50
Experience Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq, Winnipeg's awe-inspiring cultural centre that's home to the world's largest collection of contemporary Inuit art.
Bathe your senses in the beauty of plant life at The Gardens at the Leaf. Surrounding the south side of the Leaf building, these expansive gardens provide a serene backdrop for leisurely walks, relaxation, and captivating performances in the Performance Garden.
Embark on a journey of discovery at the Manitoba Museum, where adventures include hopping aboard the signature 17th-century Nonsuch ship and being whisked across the galaxy in the Planetarium. Fans of Apple’s new Prehistoric Planet show will also relish the museum’s Earth History Gallery, which contains phenomenal, intact, Cretaceous-era pliosaurs found in Manitoba.
Ascend from darkness to light through interactive galleries that challenge visitors to create a better world at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Return to nature at FortWhyte Alive , where hiking, trail biking, birding, bison-watching and canoeing are just a few options within its aspen forests and small lakes.
Take off on a high-flying adventure at the cutting-edge Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. Nestled beside the airport, this popular newly recreated museum presents the captivating history of flight, showcasing remarkable achievements and whimsical prototypes.
Look up at Assiniboine Park Zoo, and you’ll see life-sized animatronic dinosaurs above the forest canopy and polar bears swimming in the Sea Ice Passage. Plus, there’s the brand-new Wildlife Rescue: Miracles in Conservation exhibition and Zoo Chats on all summer long too.
Cheer on the mighty Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they look to make it three Grey Cups in the last four years while experiencing the electrifying atmosphere at IG Field.
Experience the ultimate happiness at the Winnipeg Folk Festival (July 6-9) with legends like Emmylou Harris and Fleet Foxes, headliners Vance Joy and the War on Drugs, and Winnipeg's own William Prince. Experience nine stages, family fun, workshops, local food, and craft beer from Little Brown Jug.
Indulge in pure bliss at Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature, Winnipeg's exquisite outdoor spa. Immerse yourself in thermal pools, unwind in heated hammocks, cozy up by the fires, and savour delectable farm-to-table cuisine at their fabulous restaurant.
Travel the globe in two weeks without leaving the city during Folklorama — the world’s largest multicultural festival — which returns from August 6 - 19. The pavilions feature food, dance, art, and music from cultures that span the globe.
Get swept up in the symphony of wetland sounds at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. Explore this birder’s paradise in a canoe, along hiking trails, or by donning chest waders to get up close in the reeds.
Taste flights of wine and craft beer that are anything but common at The Common, The Forks’ massive 250-seat tree-covered patio where views include boats gliding by. Inside The Forks Market, shop local vendors and savour dishes from top-notch food kiosks.
Feel the rush as you navigate the world's largest travelling midway. Indulge in wacky deep-fried delights, meet adorable farm animals, and groove to captivating tunes on the mainstage at the 71st installment of the Red River Ex from June 16 to 27.
Catch the boys of summer in the heart of downtown as the Winnipeg Goldeyes seek another American Association title at Shaw Park. Goldeyes games are always affordable with great group pricing, plus the 100 per cent local beer, food vendors and fireworks ensure all that extra Winnipeg flavour when watching the fish.
Let the kids loose at Tinkertown Amusement Park, where over 20 exhilarating rides await, including all the must-haves: bumper cars, miniature roller coasters, swinging contraptions, and so much more.
Discover captivating murals and tuck into some of the country's best pho on tour with West End Biz.
Sing along and be part of the magic at Rainbow Stage — Canada's largest open-air theatre company. This summer's lineup features Rent (June 28 - July 16) and The Little Mermaid (August 16 - September 3) all staged in picturesque Kildonan Park.
Indulge in laughter, tears, and captivating entertainment at the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival — North America's second-largest Fringe Festival (July 19 to 30).
Walk under Winnipeg's oldest archway to enter Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park. This striking greenspace, located right downtown, features a 400-foot-long Heritage Wall replete with light and sound shows depicting the region's history.
Enjoy a day surrounded by lush gardens, admire the artful light posts known as Bokeh, and feed ducks near the Witch's Hut at Kildonan Park. It's the perfect place to spend time with family, friends or alone.
Soar to new heights at Flying Squirrel, an expansive trampoline park featuring foam pits, a climbing wall, and a b-ball area.
Shop ‘til you drop at Outlet Collection Winnipeg, home to over 100 renowned fashion brands. Discover Saks OFF 5TH, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Kate Spade Outlet, Under Armour, Nike, and many more.
Sit back on the grass and take in the sweet sounds of the Summer Entertainment Series at Assiniboine Park. This year's free lineup includes Movies in the Park, Ballet in the Park on the Lyric Stage, and live jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.
Learn more about North America's largest collection of turn-of-the-20th-century buildings, now home to trendy restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops, on an Exchange District tour.
Hit up those hops and kick back with a Kölsch as you visit Winnipeg's 20-plus craft breweries and taprooms.
Reach new heights at The Hive, Winnipeg’s largest climbing studio, or get your climb on then get grounded with a flat white at VA Café, our new climbing café.
Treat your children (and yourself) to a weekend of zany circus acts, comedic daredevils, pure artistry, and non-stop fun! The international Kidsfest takes over The Forks from June 8 to 11.
Rent a bicycle built for two from Bee 2 Gether Bike Rentals, which has kiosks with a variety of fun bicycles at Assiniboine Park, The Forks, and Birds Hill Park.
Ignite your kids' imagination and foster fun at the Children's Museum, where interactive exhibits encourage science, engineering, storytelling, and creativity.
Uncover the unique architecture, atmosphere and joie de vivre of Franco-Manitobans on an Old Saint-Boniface walking tour.
Feel your adrenaline rush as you witness the thunder of hooves during live horse racing at Winnipeg's historic Assiniboia Downs.
Find locally made goods, freshly harvested produce, and delicious culinary delights at Le Marche St. Norbert Farmers' Market, open every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer.
Take a tour that’s always on the money at the Royal Canadian Mint, a fascinating facility that creates millions of coins for countries around the globe.
Gear up and go explore the streets, rivers, and trails easily with rentals of all sorts from Kendrick's Outdoor Adventures or Type Eh Bikes.
Lose yourself in the beauty of the prairies at A Maze in Corn with its Instagrammable Sunflower Expo and legendary Corn Maze, both of which open in August.
Perch yourself – and your pup! – on a local pop-up patio. Enjoy local beer, tasty food options, and live music at The Beer Can alongside the scenic Assiniboine River; Cargo Bar in Assiniboine Park; The Blue Note Park downtown on Main Street; or Saint-Boniface's artsy Le Patio 340.
Sway to the sweet sounds of The TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. From June 14 to 24, enjoy free shows at the Cube Stage and catch impressive headliners at downtown venues. Experience the newest venue at The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, where jazz takes center stage.
We all scream for ice cream, especially when it’s house-made flavours from Dug and Betty’s, Chaeban Ice Cream, Fête Ice Cream & Coffee , Rollesque Roll Up Ice Cream, The Supreme Ice Cream Shoppe, 9 Below Ice Cream Bar, Banana Boat, Sargent Sundae and the iconic BDI.
Race, putt, and splash at Thunder Rapids Amusements and Grand Prix Amusements! Speed on the go-kart track, aim for glory on the mini-golf greens and make a splash with bumper boats.
Let the kids burn off steam at Kid City, Winnipeg’s ultimate indoor playground featuring a three-level play structure, a separate toddler area, an all-new laser maze, a sports court, an inflatable bouncer, air hockey, and so much more.
View stunning works of art at Exchange District art galleries like cre8ery, Graffiti Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art, Outworks Gallery, Fleet Galleries, and Warehouse Artworks.
Ride the Winnipeg Trolley Company's jolly orange trolley to see the best of Saint-Boniface, Assiniboine Park, Broadway and the birthplace of The Guess Who and Neil Young.
Join the Red River Rising and Vic the Lion while cheering on Valour FC from the stands at IG Field as the boys look to make some noise in the Canadian Premier League.
Float along Winnipeg's historic rivers aboard a Splash Dash Boat tour with a knowledgeable and often witty captain.
See the dirt fly at Victory Lanes Speedway as cars of various classes race around the oval track.
Gaze across the prairies aboard the vintage Prairie Dog Central Railway locomotive. Enjoy a scenic journey from Inkster Station to the historic Grosse Isle Heritage Village and back.
Take in Winnipeg's lively farmers' markets! Explore the Downtown Winnipeg Farmers' Market every Thursday for fresh local produce. Experience the night market at Assiniboia Downs on select Sundays, featuring artisans and food trucks. Buy local produce and flaky pastries at the Wolseley Farmers' Market, River Heights Farmers' Market, South Osborne Farmer's Market, and many more local treasures.
Tee off at Winnipeg's diverse golf courses, offering options from PGA Canada tour-level links to relaxed nine-hole courses.
Test your luck at the Casinos of Winnipeg, including the railway-inspired McPhillips Station Casino and the Club Regent Event Centre, home to top-notch comedy, rock, and country performances.