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The Forks - where the action happens!

This fall, let Parks Canada help you explore the ever-changing events and attractions at The Forks: meeting place, market, and festival hotspot! This is Winnipeg's most dynamic national historic site.

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Swim with the Polar bears

Discover the magic of the north in the heart of the continent. Let us take you on a journey you won't soon forget! The award-winning Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo is home to polar bears, muskoxen, Arctic fox, wolves and other northern species.

101 Things To Do in Fall / Winter

1.  Watch the Winnipeg Jets face off against the Edmonton Oilers during the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at Investors Group Field (Oct 23).

2. Learn how you can help change the world while exploring the journey of human rights past, present and future at the iconic Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

3. Don’t miss Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s exciting season of productions, including Dracula (October 26–30), Nutcracker (December 22–31), Mixed Programme (January 27–28) and Love Lies Bleeding (March 1–5).

4. Take a journey through Manitoba’s past, present and future at the Manitoba Museum.

5. The kids will love to run, jump and play on the massive three-level play structure at indoor children’s centre Kid City.

6. Put on your thinking cap for an adventurous game of puzzles at Enigma EscapesEpic EscapeThe Escape HatchThe Real Escape CanadaUltimate Lockdown and Codebreakers game rooms.

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

8. Get nose-to-nose with polar bears, seals, and other Arctic species at Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

9. Catch Manitoba Opera’s premiere of Falstaff, a comedy of operatic proportions centred around the antics of a well-aged knight, Sir John Falstaff.

10. Try your luck at the slot machines or table games at Club Regent CasinoMcPhillips Station Casino or Shark Club Gaming Centre.

11. Watch captivating, interpretive dance steps of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers.

12. Cheer on the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets as they play on home ice at MTS Centre.

13. Enjoy food and fun on Broadway during Manyfest, Downtown Winnipeg’s biggest street festival (September 9–11).

14. Unwind at Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature, renowned for its Scandinavian-style treatments, saunas and hot and cold pools.

15. Admire the art + architecture warming hut competition installations at The Forks.

16.  Put on your skates and join the fun on the Red River Mutual Trail, a naturally frozen skating trail.

17. Embrace winter at Western Canada’s largest winter festival, Le Festival du Voyageur and enjoy the “joie de vivre” of St. Boniface with its snow sculptures, entertainment, historical interpretation and great food (February 17–26).

18. Participate in workshops and view films from all over the world at Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of all Ages (March 5–12).

19. Hold the applause for a star-studded season of plays at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

20. Glide along groomed skating trails, try tricks on rails and jumps in the snowboard fun park, zoom down the toboggan run and play pick-up games of hockey on the outdoor rinks at Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks.

21. Discover new products and resources for families while taking in family friendly entertainment, fashion shows and more at the Winnipeg Parents & Kids Show (March 10–11).

22. Enjoy family friendly entertainment as the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose play 38 home games at MTS Centre.

23. Perform water experiments at the Splash Lab and explore the five-storey Lasagne Lookout at the Children’s Museum.

24. Bring the little ones to experience some holiday magic and catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick during the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade (November 12).

25. Catch a concert at MTS Centre featuring top performers like Dolly Parton (September 12), Kanye West (October 12), Carrie Underwood (October 15) and Chicago (November 2).

26. Experience hilarious live theatre while a delicious four-course dinner is served by characters from the show at Celebrations Dinner Theatre.

27. Immerse yourself in the world of comics and collectibles at Central Canada Comic Con (October 28–30).

28. Let the sounds of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra sweep you away with a diverse range of concerts featuring guest artists like Jann Arden and Joshua Bell.

29. Browse crafts, jewellery and handmade gifts during Signatures Craft Show & Sale (November 24–27).

30. Gaze at more than one million lights at Manitoba’s largest winter drive through light show in the warmth and comfort of your vehicle during Canad Inns Winter Wonderland. (December 2–January 7).

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

32. Learn about Winnipeg’s intriguing and varied buildings through a self-guided QR Code Tour of Winnipeg Architecture by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

33. Sway to the smooth sounds of jazz played by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, along with Izzy Asper Jazz Performances at Berney Theatre.

34. Fantasize about your dream wedding as you browse wedding trends, fashions and services at the Wonderful Wedding Show (January 21–22).

35. Laugh, cry and be moved during a wide range of plays performed at Prairie Theatre Exchange.

36. Experience the sights and sounds of the fall migration at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre.

37. Decode the hidden mysteries and secrets hidden within the Manitoba Legislative Building’s grand architecture on a guided Hermetic Code Tour.

38. Expand your musical horizons during the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival(January 28–February 3).

39. Rock out to a range of music artists taking the stage at Burton Cummings Theatre, including The Proclaimers (October 3), I Mother Earth (October 6), Ziggy Marley (October 7), Alice Cooper (October 11), and Chantal Kreviazuk (November 10).

40. Bust a gut laughing during the musical comedy Book of Mormon (September 27–October 2) at the Centennial Concert Hall.

41. Check out the lineup at Femfest 2016: Transformation, featuring a celebration of plays by women for everyone (September 17–24).

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

43. Ring in the New Year with free events and family activities including fireworks and live entertainment at the Wawanesa Insurance Family New Year’s Eve at The Forks.44. Explore St. Boniface Museum, which depicts the lives of the French and Métis people, and is housed in the largest oak log structure in North America.

45. Become an astronomical explorer while taking in a show at the Planetarium.

46.  Snowshoe through a pristine winter wonderland or whizz down the super Richardson Rrrun Toboggan slide at FortWhyte Alive.

47. Find out how coins from around the world are made during a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.

48. Chuckle at comedic circus acts, magicians and entertainers performing at The Forks Market as part of Festival of Fools (March 25–31).

49. Attend a performance at Cercle Molière, the longest-running theatre company in North America.

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

51. Feel the rush while snow tubing down a 12-metre high hill at Adrenaline Adventures.

52. Be prepared to be scared at the Haunted Forest at A Maze in Corn.

53. Develop a true appreciation for the adventuring spirit of Canada’s aviation legends at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.

54. Bounce, jump and fly on wall-to-wall trampolines at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park.

55. Work on your swing or play a round of mini-golf all year round at the Golf Dome.

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

57. Brush up on classical music while listening to the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

58. Dig for one-of-a-kind treasures at the Johnston Terminal Antique Mall.

59. See the latest technology and features in boats and RVs during the Mid-Canada Boat Show (March 2–5) and Manitoba RV Show (March 9–12) at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

60. Stock up on fresh produce, Manitoba meats, crafts and preserves at the Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers Market (Wednesdays until September 28 and Saturdays until October 29).

61.  Lace up your skates and go for a spin on the frozen duck pond at Assiniboine Park.

62. Romance a loved one with a pampering day at a downtown Winnipeg spa, such as Ten Spa or Riverstone Spa.

63. Support the University of Winnipeg Wesmen and University of Manitoba Bison sports teams as they vie for their championships.

64. Board the Prairie Dog Central Railway for the Howlin’ Halloween Express and watch out for Igor as he looks for his favourite costume (October 23, 29, 30).

65. Race around in go-karts at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track.

66. Immerse yourself in the sounds of the University of Winnipeg’s Virtuosi Concerts featuring some of Manitoba’s very best artists.

67. Bend and stretch in a hot yoga class at Canada’s largest yoga studio, Yoga Public.

68. See new plays of Jewish interest by Manitoban and Canadian playwrights by the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre.

69. Indulge your inner bookworm during THINAIR– Winnipeg International Writers Festival (September 23–October 1).

70. Race around in bumper cars and play a round of black light miniature golf at U-Puttz Amusement Centre.

71. Ski or snowboard down Manitoba’s top terrain park, Springhill Winter Sports Park.

72. Search for top fashion brands including Coach, Forever 21, H&M, Michael Kors, Banana Republic at CF Polo Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg’s largest mall.

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

74. Cross-country ski or snowshoe along trails in Kildonan ParkSt. Vital ParkLa Barriere Park and Windsor Park Nordic Centre.

75. Twirl around on ice skates to piped-in music under the canopy skating rink at The Forks.

76.  Push buttons on a giant talking robot and climb inside a streetcar at the Manitoba Electrical Museum.

77. Blast your opponents using lasers inside the maze at Lasertopia.

78. Take in art house, world or Canadian flicks at the intimate movie theatre, Cinematheque.

79. Enjoy varied exhibitions that reflect the cultural heritage of Ukrainians in Canada at Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre.

80. Pick up neat decorating tips and home renovation ideas at the Winnipeg Renovation Show (January 13–15).

81. Find the perfect gift for all the kids on your Christmas list at Kite and Kaboodle and Toad Hall Toys.

82. Immerse yourself in the work of Agatha Christie with plays, readings, film screenings and more during the Master Playwright Festival (February 8–26).

83. Branch out to discover some new local and out-of town artists as they play in venues across downtown Winnipeg during Big Fun Festival (January 25–29).

84. Relive childhood memories at the Pavilion Gallery Museum’s permanent collection of Winnie the Pooh artifacts and memorabilia.

85. Purchase souvenirs, clothing, crafts, local artwork, jewellery, food and more at The Forks Market.

86. Enhance your mind, body & soul by connecting with health and wellness vendors at the Winnipeg Wellness Expo (February 17–19).

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

88. Be entertained with live acts such as Ian Tyson (September 18), Dallas Smith (September 21), Charley Pride (October 13), Terri Clark (October 14) at Club Regent Event Centre.

89.  See the city’s sites on a bus tour with Ö Tours every Monday and Wednesday morning year round, and Saturdays until November.

90. Join the artsy crowd for a celebration of the arts through late-night gallery openings, art exhibits and special events held during Nuit Blanche (October 1).

91.  Wow your little ones by taking them to see Ice Age on Ice (September 9, 10, 11) and Disney on Ice (February 16–19) at MTS Centre, and Splash ‘N Boots at the Burton Cummings Theatre (October 1).

92. Get your thrills watching live horse racing at Assiniboia Downs until September 11 and then simulcast races through the rest of the season.

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

94. Catch bumper-to-bumper, wheel-to-wheel racing action at Red River Co-op Speedway, central Canada’s largest dirt oval every Thursday night until the end of September.

95. Hop around the many galleries housed in the Exchange District, including aceartinc., cre8eryGraffiti GalleryGurevich Fine ArtMayberry Fine ArtPlatform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts.

96. Take a selfie by the Countess of Dufferin — the first steam locomotive on the prairies at the Winnipeg Railway Museum.

97. Join the fun during Culture Days by participating in arts workshops, events and tours taking place across the city (September 30–October 2).

98. Discover the latest pet-related products and services, plus see performances by “Extreme Dogs” at the Winnipeg Pet Show (October 15–16).

99. Fill your shopping bags with everything from home decor to chocolates to clothing at the numerous big box stores lining Kenaston Boulevard.

100. Discover the community and railway history at the Transcona Historical Museum.

101. Relive the 90s by taking in Winnipeg Studio Theatre’s production of American Idiot — the award-winning musical featuring the lyrics of Green Day (February 23–March 5).

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