Search
Mandela Exhibition:  A Must - representative image

Mandela Exhibition: A Must

Visit Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Also explore hundreds of other stories in the galleries. It’s an all-ages experience. Open daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Super 8 West - representative image

Super 8 West

Have you checked out the Lights of the North, Canada’s Largest Chinese Lantern festival yet? We are located less than 1 km away! Come stay with us while you enjoy the lantern festival!!

101 Things To Do in Fall / Winter

1.  Immerse yourself in the fireworks, lights, and authentic oriental food at the  Lights of the North: Chinese Lantern Festival (through October 14).  

2.  Warm up in style while skating on the river at  The Forks, in one of their award-winning Warming Huts.  

3.  Experience polar bears swimming above your head at the  Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo.  

4.  Illuminate your night during  Nuit Blanche with an array of late-night artistic activities from dusk to dawn (September 29).  

5.  Feel the passion of the “True North” as you cheer on the  Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey team.  

6.  Take a zipline tour, navigate a corn maze, and climb the 15-foot-tall bale pyramid at  A Maze in Corn.  

7.  Be awe-inspired at the  Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a world-class national treasure that will enhance your understanding of human rights.  

8.  Embrace winter and experience the Joie de vivre at  Festival du Voyageur (February 15–24).  

9.  Join in the food truck wars, sip and savour in the wine and beer garden, play in the kids’ zone, and listen to live music, all during downtown’s  Manyfest (September 7–9).  

10.  Snowshoe through a pristine Winter Wonderland or whiz down the super Richardson Rrrun Toboggan Slide at  FortWhyte Alive. 

11.  Give a standing ovation at one of the world-class performances at the  Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, where plays include anything from Jane Austen to Roald Dahl.  

12.  Be dazzled by Manitoba’s largest drive-through light show that features more than 25 theme areas during  Canad Inns Winter Wonderland (November 30–January 5).  

13.  Take a journey through Manitoba’s past, present and future at the  Manitoba Museum — including the newly-restored Nonsuch Gallery.  

14.  Unwind at  Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature, featuring hot-cold-relax thermal cycles for total body rejuvenation.  

15.  Welcome Daniel Raiskin, the new conductor and musical director of the  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra during his inaugural season.  

16.  Uncover 100-year old mysteries while taking the  Hermetic Code Tour at the Manitoba Legislative Building.  

17.  Root for the CFL’s  Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team as they compete for the coveted Grey Cup.  

18.  View the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art at the  Winnipeg Art Gallery.  

19.  Rent a fat bike from  White Pine Bicycle Co. at The Forks and zip along winter riding trails.  

20.  Bounce, jump and fly on wall-to-wall trampolines at  Skyzone or Flying Squirrel indoor trampoline parks.

21.  Enjoy a classic tale of mistaken identities and scorned lovers with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, performed by the  Manitoba Opera (November 24, 27, 30).  

22.  Tour the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities that reveal the art, craft, and science of coin making for over 75 countries from around the world at the  Royal Canadian Mint.  

23.  Play a game of Crokicurl at  Arctic Glacier Winter Park.  

24.  Bring the little ones to experience some holiday magic and catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick at the  Santa Claus Parade (November 17). 

25.  Board a vintage locomotive and go on a scenic adventure into the country with  Prairie Dog Central Railway.

26.  Enjoy family-friendly entertainment as the American Hockey League’s  Manitoba Moose play 38 home games at Bell MTS Place.  

27.  Browse for unique goods at  The Forks Market, from made-in-Manitoba food products, unique souvenirs and more.  

28.  Try your luck at the slot machines or table games at  Club Regent or McPhillips Station Casinos.  

29.  Celebrate Winnipeg’s musical talent showcasing genres from punk to hip-hop to folk and everything in between during the  Big Fun Festival (January 23–27).  

30.  Slide down one of seven 20-foot slides that are part of a 3,000-square foot play structure at  Great Big Adventure.  

31.  Catch bumper-to-bumper, wheel-to-wheel racing action at  Red River Co-op Speedway, Canada’s largest dirt oval.  

32.  Solve a unique series of puzzles and clues inside one of Winnipeg’s escape rooms such as  CodebreakersEnigma EscapesThe Real Escape, The Escape Hatch, Next Level Escapes, and GET OUT! Escape Rooms.  

33.  Remember great moments in sporting history from the province’s top athletes at the  Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

34.  Experience live thoroughbred racing at  Assiniboia Downs until September 9, and then simulcast races through the rest of the winter.  

35.  Delight in ‘a season of passion’ with the  Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, featuring plays like Becoming Dr. Ruth (October 27–November 4).  

36.  Sing along with live acts, including The Proclaimers (September 18), Crash Test Dummies (October 12) and Charley Pride (November 10) at the  Club Regent Event Centre.  

37.  Admire the fall colours while walking hand-in-hand down the Riverwalk at  The Forks.  

38.  Gain insight into Winnipeg’s past, present and future, including famous personalities, leading sites and attractions on a  Wonderful Winnipeg City Tour.  

39.  Slide, climb and run around with your kids at the  Hide n Seek Indoor Playground.  

40.  Reward your need for speed at  Speedworld, Winnipeg’s indoor go-kart race track.  

41.  Chuckle the night away at  Celebrations Dinner Theatre, serving up musical comedies with four-course meals served by characters from the show.  

42.  Discover your inner bookworm during the  Winnipeg International Writers Festival for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, and book launches (September 22–30).

p> 43.  Photograph the magnificent bird migration that takes place at  Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre each fall.  

44.  Appreciate musical excellence when you listen to the sophisticated sounds of the  Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.  

45.  Elevate your taste buds with  RAW:almond, a signature Winnipeg pop-up restaurant where you dine on the frozen river in late January/early February.  

46.  Work on your swing year-round beneath the soaring canopy of the  Golf Dome.  

47.  Introduce your children to the arts by attending kid-friendly productions at  Manitoba Theatre for Young People.  

48.  Go stargazing at the  Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium, where you can learn all about the night sky and its constellations.  

49.  Explore the local craft beer scene on a 4-hour  Winnipeg Tasting Tour.  

50.  Discover the power of imagination at the  Manitoba Children’s Museum.  

51.  Be amazed by the dancers at the world-renowned  Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet ― including a reimagining of The Handmaid’s Tale (October 10–14), and a stunningly romantic performance of Romeo & Juliet (February 13–17).  

52.  Take in top performers like Metallica (September 13) and Keith Urban (September 19), among others, at  Bell MTS Place.  

53.  Support local and stock up on fresh produce, local meats, crafts and preserves at the  St. Norbert Farmers Market.  

54.  Ring in the New Year with live entertainment on the main stage and a midnight fireworks display at the  Family New Year’s Eve at The Forks.

55.  Run, jump and play on the massive three-storey play structure at indoor children’s centre  Kid City.  

56.  Sharpen your blades and go for a skate on the duck pond at  Assiniboine Park.  

57.  Get in touch with your inner kid at the  U-Puttz Amusement Centre, featuring glow-in-the dark mini-golf, laser tag, bumper cars and X-D Xtreme motion simulator.  

58.  Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping at one of many pop-up markets including  Scattered Seeds (October 11–14), CRAFTED Show + Sale (November 2–3), Signatures Craft Show & Sale (November 22–25), and Third + Bird (November 22–24).  

59.  Immerse yourself in the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen at the  Master Playwright Festival (January 29–February 17).  

60.  Learn about Winnipeg’s Francophone and Métis communities at the  St. Boniface Museum.  

61.  Let the planning begin for your special day at the  Wonderful Wedding Show (January 19– 20), featuring over 300 local exhibitors and all the latest wedding trends.  

62.  Be captivated by a premiere work featuring  Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers.  

63.  Light up your knowledge of Manitoba’s electrical history at the  Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre

64.  Experience plays with a prairie flair, with themes that hit close to home at the  Prairie Theatre Exchange.  

65.  Give it up for girl power at  Femfest (September 15–22), a national festival celebrating female-identifying playwrights, actors, and beyond.  

66.  Ski or snowboard down Manitoba’s top terrain park and mogul run at  Springhill Winter Park.  

67.  Swing to the rhythm played by the  Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, featuring the well-known sounds of Bourbon Street, Stevie Wonder, and many more.  

68.  Tour some of the city’s largest public art displays during the  Wall-to-Wall Mural and Cultural Festival (September 1–30), which celebrates local artists, musicians, and cultural pioneers.  

69.  Shop at  Outlet Collection Winnipeg, Manitoba’s outlet shopping centre featuring anchor tenants such as Saks Off 5th, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and F21 Red.  

70.  Celebrate all things pop culture from comic books, science fiction, gaming, anime, horror, fantasy and more at  Central Canada Comic Con (October 26–28).  

71.  Climb to great heights at indoor rock-climbing facility  Vertical Adventures.  

72.  Blast your opponents with lasers inside the neon-lit labyrinth of  Lasertopia.  

73.  Experience a cross-Canadian celebration of arts and culture featuring free activities at numerous locations during  Culture Days (September 28–30). 

74.  Immerse yourself in the sounds of some of the best classical soloists and chamber ensembles at  Virtuosi Concerts.  

75.  Get in some giggles at  Rumor’s Comedy Club, where some of the world’s top comedians have performed.  

76.  See the Countess of Dufferin, the first steam locomotive on the Prairies at the  Winnipeg Railway Museum.  

77.  Seek out spirits while learning about Winnipeg’s fascinating history on  Square Peg’s Exchange District Ghost Walk with author Matthew Komus (October 6–31).  

78.  Pamper yourself at one of Winnipeg’s leading spas including  Riverstone SpaUrban Oasis Mineral Spa and Ten Spa.  

79.  Open your eyes to world-class filmmaking at the  Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of all Ages (March 10–17).  

80.  Twirl on skates under the canopy, recreating your best Virtue and Moir routine at  The Forks.  

81.  View the largest collection of Ukrainian historical and cultural artifacts in North America at  Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre.  

82. Learn about the rich history of the Forks and Saint-Boniface on a walking tour of the area with O Tours, departing from Union Station on Monday, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  

83.  Cross-country ski along groomed trails in  Kildonan Park, St. Vital ParkLa Barriere Park and Windsor Park Nordic Centre.  

84.  Shop till you drop at  CF Polo Park, housing brand-names stores such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Michael Kors, Banana Republic and Coach.  

85.  Build strength, flexibility and balance at  Yoga Public, Canada’s largest yoga centre.  

86.  Search for one-of-a-kind treasures at the  Johnston Terminal Antique Mall.

87.  Catch a live act while marveling at the vaudeville design of the  Burton Cummings Theatre.  

88.  Watch teams battle it out on the Red River at the  FMG Dragon Boat Festival at The Forks (September 7–9).  

89.  Cozy up on a cold winter night with a movie at  Cinematheque, featuring Canadian and international independent films.  

90.  Expand your musical horizons during the  Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival (January 26–February 1).  

91.  Explore the trendy and walkable  Design Quarter Winnipeg, taking in a collection of designers, makers and artists.  

92.  Let loose and lob some axes towards targets at  Lumberjax, Bad Axe Throwing, or Axe Throwing Winnipeg.  

93.  Experience Winnipeg’s French culture at  Le Cercle Molière, your ticket to theatre en français (English subtitles included!).  

94.  Get your groove on at downtown Winnipeg’s hopping nightclubs, including  411 Main and the Palomino Club.  

95.  Go gallery hopping in the historic Exchange District at  Mayberry Fine ArtGraffiti GalleryUrban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, cre8ery and aceartinc.  

96.  Root for The University of  Winnipeg Wesmen and the University of Manitoba Bisons sports teams.  

97.  Dazzle in the  Cirque du Soleil – Crystal touring performance at Bell MTS Place (October 3–7).  

98.  Dream up ideas for your dream home at the  Winnipeg Renovation Show (January 11–13).  

99.  See the latest technology and features in boats and RVs during the  Mid-Canada Boat Show (February 28–March 3) and the Manitoba RV Show (March 7–10).  

100.  Relive childhood memories at the  Assiniboine Park Pavilion permanent collection of Winnie the Pooh artifacts and memorabilia, in addition to WAG@ThePark exhibitions.  

101.  Be in the know about Canada’s hottest contemporary artists by visiting exhibits at the  Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art.

E-Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive monthly information on upcoming events, contests, and what's hot!