Winter Top 50
Glide past zany warming huts and see so much of the city as you take to the Nestaweya River Trail, one of the world’s longest naturally frozen skating trails which stretches out from The Forks along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
Breathe in that balmy biome air while observing butterflies, towering plants and Canada’s tallest indoor waterfall within The Leaf, Assiniboine Park’s newest world-class attraction.
Be inspired to make a difference when you journey from darkness to light through the interactive galleries of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Celebrate the snow at FortWhyte Alive where cross-country skiing, snowshoe hikes, the Richardson RRRun toboggan slide and ice fishing are always on the agenda.
See how millions of coins from across the globe are made on a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.
Navigate the icy walls of the world’s largest snow maze—as verified by Guinness— at A Maze in Corn.
Be whisked away across the universe in the Planetarium, stroll the boardwalk of 1920s Winnipeg, and see incredible local fossils–including a 90-million-year-old intact pliosaur at the Manitoba Museum.
Jig the day and night away to live music, savour all that maple taffy and French food and marvel at the massive snow sculptures during Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival. February 17 to 26, 2023.
Skate beneath the dazzling lights at night on the on-land trails, play some crokicurl (a game invented in Winnipeg) and do some sliding at Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks.
Witness the internationally celebrated snow-drift like architecture that houses the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art at Winnipeg Art Gallery-Quamajuq. While there, be sure to check out the new exhibit at the WAG, Red is Beautiful by influential First Nation artist Robert Houle before it ends on March 27.
Dine from tasting menus prepared by some of North America’s most acclaimed chefs on the frozen Assiniboine River during RAW: almond. (January 26 – February 18)
Soak those stresses away at Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature, renowned for its Scandinavian-style body treatments, Finnish saunas, steam rooms, thermal pools and delicious dining – which you can do in your robe.
Feel the rush as you slide around some of the city’s toboggan hills like Bunn’s Creek, Crescent Drive, Frasers Grove, Kildonan Park, St. Vital Park, and Whittier Park, while full-on toboggan slides are located at Assiniboine Park, Civic Park, Harbourview Recreation Complex and Westview Park.
Have an unforgettable nose-to-nose experience with polar bears, seals and other Arctic species at the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo – the world’s most comprehensive Arctic species exhibit.
Hear profound and ground-breaking world premieres, see incredible choreography and attend a performance covering Brian Eno underneath airplanes during the acclaimed Winnipeg New Music Festival (January 26 – February 3)
Reach new heights at Winnipeg’s rock-climbing studios, The Hive and Vertical Adventures.
Perform experiments in the Splash Lab and test your perception in the Illusion Tunnel at the Children’s Museum.
Cheer on the Winnipeg Jets as they continue their impressive run at Canada Life Centre, home to one of the best atmospheres in professional hockey.
Relax and unwind 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.
Try your luck at poker, VLTs, Keno and more at Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino and Shark Club Gaming Centre.
Let your imagination soar at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada where you can see (and often board) some of the most wonderous and whacky aircrafts to ever take flight.
Have a blast, toss, jump or roll, when you find yourself inside an 8-bit video game at Activate Games, the world’s first interactive team-based game centre.
Ski under the lights at night or break out your sunnies during the day at Windsor Park Nordic Centre where 15 kms of daily groomed trails await for both classic and skate skiing.
The clock is ticking! Use clues to solve a unique series of puzzles at Winnipeg’s escape rooms, including Enigma Escapes, The Real Escape, Next Level Escapes , Mask Escapes, Killer Noob Escapes and Get Out! Escape Rooms.
View wonderous works at the art galleries of the Exchange District including aceartinc., cre8ery, Graffiti Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art and Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts.
Let the kids run wild at Hide N Seek, Kid City, and Fun Park Amusement Centre, the city’s fun centres that are built specifically for tots.
Take a seat for some excellent theatre as Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods (January 10 – February 4) and Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind (February 15 – March 11).
Toss axes, play ping pong, pool and video games, and do some bowling before enjoying mighty fine food and drinks at the adult-oriented The Rec Room Eats & Entertainment.
Let the sweet sounds of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra wash over you this winter as they present concerts spanning everything from pianist Alexi Volodin to Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in concert.
Embark on a shopping experience full of local makers all under one roof at The Forks Market. Their onsite bar, The Common, will also make your retail experience that much more enjoyable.
Enjoy the intimate setting at the Prairie Theatre Exchange where the winter productions include Pandora (January 25 – February 12) and Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers & Little Brothers (February 1 – 19).
Leap to new heights at the indoor trampoline park Flying Squirrel.
Celebrate a half century of venerable vocals at the Manitoba Opera on February 25 during its 50th Anniversary Concert featuring Verdi’s Il trovatore.
Strike up some fun at Uptown Alley where the action goes beyond just 5-pins to include laser tag and arcades.
Introduce your taste buds to the city’s burgeoning brewery scene when you stop for hops at Winnipeg's 20+ craft breweries.
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
Work on your swing or play a round of miniature golf year-round beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.
Dance for that Jumbotron while enjoying some quality AHL Hockey at a Manitoba Moose game, where great deals can always be had for families and groups.
L' expérience French theatre at its finest as Théâtre Cercle Molière presents Le Soulier, by two-time Governor General's Award-winner for drama David Paquet, from January 20 to February 4.
Get in on the act at Celebrations Dinner Theatre where your server is part of a performance that includes a three-course dinner.
Have a laugh at Rumor’s Comedy Club where stand-up performers this winter include Debra DiGiovanni, Sugar Sammy and Chris Redd.
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.
Satisfy your need for speed at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, a 28,000 square foot facility where the pro karts reach speeds of up to 60 km!
Discover the city’s Slavic heritage at the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, home to a museum with one of the largest pysank (Easter egg) collections in North America, a fine art collection with more than 900 works on display, and an excellent boutique.
Treat your tastebuds on a tour of Hargrave Street Market where you can get everything from tacos al pastor, smashed burgers, ramen, sashimi, brunch, lattes, craft cocktails and freshly brewed beer from Lake of the Woods Brewing Company.
Escape to an enchanting winter setting at Oak Hammock Marsh where activities include skating on the frozen marsh, snowshoeing and animal sightings.
Watch the world-premiere of Narrow Bridge, a coming-out play about that tackles religion, spirituality and gender at the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. (March 11-19).
Root for the hottest team in the WHL as the Winnipeg Ice continue to freeze out the competition in search of the Memorial Cup this winter.
Ski, snowboard, and tube the terrain at Springhill Winter Sports Park which features two rope tows, a handle tow and a quad chair lift right on the prairies just 20 minutes from downtown.
Pick your way up to the frozen peak of the Ice Tower in St. Boniface where sweeping views of the downtown skyline await at the summit.