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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.

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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 - Spring/Summer

1. Be inspired by the stories of past pioneers who struggled for equality at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

2. Learn the fascinating history and wild stories of the city’s past aboard the heritage trolley on a “Heart of the Nation” city tour offered by the Winnipeg Trolley Company

3. Take a picture with a polar bear, and so many other awe-inspiring animals at the Journey to Churchillexhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo

4. Celebrate multiculturalism during Folklorama, where you can check out authentic cuisine, cultural displays and live entertainment at 40-plus pavilions representing cultures from around the globe (August 5–18)

5. Admire marvellous statues created by master sculptor Leo Mol in the tranquil Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

6. Zip down waterslides, splash around on bumper boats and play mini golf at Fun Mountain Waterslide Park

7. Sneak a peek into the city’s grandest buildings both new and old during Doors Open Winnipeg (May 26–27)

8. Chill out to the sounds of soulful jazz and blues performances taking place during the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival(June 14–24)

9. Watch history come to life in the St. Boniface Cemetery during In Riel’s Footsteps live performances, offered in both English and French

10. Crack the numerological codes and learn about the freemasonic symbols inside the Manitoba Legislative Building while on a Hermetic Code Tour

11. Venture inside FortWhyte Alive’s bison prairie for an up-close encounter of North America’s largest land mammal from just meters away, interacting in their natural habitat

12. Feel the ground rumble from hooves, as horses with their riders perform under a massive bigtop tent at Cavalia Odysseo (May 12–June 10)

13. Ride the ferris wheel and more than a dozen other kid-sized rides at Tinkertown Children’s Amusement Park

14. Cheer on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they take on the Edmonton Eskimos during the CFL season opener (June 14) at Investors Group Field

15. Grab a meal, drink, and locally-made artisanal products of all kinds at The Forks Market

16. Take a guided tour showcasing a sampling of the West End’s 70+ murals that depict the history and culture of the area during a West End Mural Walking Tour

17. Sip wines from Italy and from around the world at the Winnipeg Wine Festival’s public tasting at the RBC Convention Centre (May 4–5)

18. Take in concerts at Bell MTS Place, featuring mega music stars such as Rod Stewart (April 3) and Shania Twain (May 13)

19. Take in a fascinating mix of live theatre performances held at venues in and around the Exchange District during Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival (July 18–29)

20. Relax with appetizers, friends and cold drinks on one of the many patios found on Corydon Avenue

21. See the city through a new lens with a guided bus tour thanks to Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours

22. Indulge your musical theatre passion by taking in performances of Breaking Up is Hard to Do (July 12–22) and Beauty and the Beast (August 14–30) under the dome of Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park

23. Try your hand at poker, VLTs, keno, slot machines and more at Club Regent Casino and McPhillips Station Casino

24. Be inspired by the revolutionary works of Matisse, Monet, Renoir and many more that forever changed the art world at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Summer with the Impressionists exhibit. (June16–September 9)

25. Satisfy your inner Thespian at Shakespeare in the Ruins, featuring an all-female cast performing Timon of Athens (May 31–June 23)

26. Take in a mini-concert during the downtown concert series every Thursday in June and July at noon at the Downtown Farmers’ Market, every Tuesday from June–August at noon at the cityplace terrace and the last Friday of June–August at noon in Portage Place Shopping Centre

27. Chuckle at top comedians as they perform their funniest material at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival (April 9–15)

28. Bring the family to watch the two-time defending American Association Champions (2016–2017) Winnipeg Goldeyes step up to the plate at Shaw Park

29. Experience culinary delights from around the world in just a few blocks during a West End Around the World Food Tour

30. Join the festivities during the Pride Winnipeg Festival, featuring a parade, rally and live entertainment at the Forks to celebrate Winnipeg’s LGBTTQ community (May 25–June 3)

31. View the city’s sights and get historical commentary while cruising down the Assiniboine and Red rivers on a Splash Dash River Boat Tour

32. Hop on the Winnipeg Tasting ToursBrews Cruise and explore the local craft beer scene one beer at a time

33. Stroll along the peaceful Riverwalk at The Forks for picture perfect views of the city’s landscape

34. Feast on fresh veggies and other treats at le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market — the largest and most popular farmer’s market in town (Saturdays and Wednesdays, starting in late May)

35. Discover the rich history of Manitoba’s Indigenous people through stories, legends and Forks monuments during a Forks Oral History Tour

36. Get swept up in fast-paced stock car and pro-racing excitement at Red River Co-op Speedway race track

37. Pirouette with some of Canada’s best ballerinas under the stars during Ballet in the Park (July 25–27)

38. Chow down on BBQ, watch pitmasters battle in a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned competition, and groove to blues at the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival held on Smith Street & the Burton Cummings Theatre (August 17–18)

39. Admire the stunning Chicago-style architecture and learn the fascinating stories behind the Exchange District on a walking tour about this National Historic Site

40. Unwind at Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature, where Nordic baths offer a complete relaxation experience in nature

41. Admire the accomplishments of and memorabilia from the province’s top athletes such as Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen and Bobby Hull at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

42. Show your little ones a great time at Kidsfest, where they can get their faces painted, enjoy hands-on activities and watch talented children’s entertainers perform (June 7–10)

43. Bust out your skateboard or BMX and ride at Canada’s best and largest urban skate park and bowl complex, the Skateboard Plaza at The Forks

44. Check up on the health of your little one’s favourite stuffed animal and participate in family-friendly fun at the annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Assiniboine Park (May 27)

45. Play the pirate-themed mini golf, launch water balloons, cool off on a bumper boat and race your friends on three challenging go-kart tracks at Grand Prix Amusements

46. Slither down slides, crawl through willow tree tunnels and swing on basket swings at the Nature Playgroundlocated inside Assiniboine Park

47. Have your children test their perceptions in the Illusion Tunnel, explore the five-storey tall Lasagna Lookout, and perform experiments in the Splash Lab at the Children’s Museum

48. Dance to the pounding beats of cutting-edge electronic music played by top DJs during the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition(MEME) (August 16–19)

49. Roll up for the Magical Musical History Tour, where local music historian and author John Einarson covers the city’s illustrious rock ‘n’ roll history on a guided bus tour

50. Gather a group for a night of entertaining dinner theatre featuring familiar songs and comedy at Celebrations Dinner Theatre

51. Enjoy a wilderness stroll through Assiniboine Forest, one of Canada’s largest urban nature parks and home to many white-tailed deer

52. Snap some photos of the verdant English Gardensat Assiniboine Park

53. Take in your favourite films at a pop-up outdoor theatre during Movies on Memorial (Every Tuesday in August)

54. Embrace your inner flower child while watching top folk musicians at the Winnipeg Folk Festival (July 5–8)

55. See how money is literally made at the Royal Canadian Mint

56. Cheer on racing thoroughbreds at Assiniboia Downs

57. Make plans for lunch on Broadway Avenue, where street vendors and food trucks dish up everything from pizza to poutine to barbeque

58. Learn all about the city’s outdoor arts projects during a Public Art Tourwith the Winnipeg Arts Council

59. Practice your best downward-facing dog pose, or get your Zumba groove on, at Fitness in the Park (starting in June, Mondays to Fridays at 12pm sharp)

60. Aim for a hole-in-one while putting amongst vibrantly coloured dinosaurs and sea creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre

61. Travel back in time at the Manitoba Museum during the iconic re-opening of the Nonsuch Gallery (June 8), and learn about the 17th-century ship’s voyage that would launch the Hudson’s Bay Company

62. Learn about some of Winnipeg’s most famous and avant-garde buildings on the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Tour

63. Take in an evening art gallery tour or roam through a pop-up market at First Fridays in the Exchange

64. Work on your swing at one of the city’s many unique golf courses

65. Win prizes at the midway or fly high in the sky on rides at the annual Red River Exhibition (June 15–24)

66. Go for a railroad adventure to Grosse Isle aboard the Prairie Dog Central Railway, one of the oldest regularly scheduled vintage operating trains in North America

67. Bounce, climb and run around the 8,500 sq. ft. indoor three-level play structure at Kid City

68. Hit all the major city sites, including Assiniboine Park, The Forks and St. Boniface Basilica on a Winnipeg City Touroffered three times a week by Ô Tours

69. Enjoy soca reggae and calypso Caribbean music along with colourful clothing, crafts and food vendors for an entertaining weekend in the Exchange District during the Soca Reggae Music Festival (July 13–15)

70. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Manitoba Prairies on a two-hour zip line tour, climb the 15-foot-tall Bale Pyramid or navigate Canada’s longestrunning corn maze at A Maze in Corn

71. Cross six millennia’s worth of stories and history at The Forks with a 6,000 Years in 60 Minutes tour

72. Try to navigate a fiendishly difficult puzzle at one of Winnipeg’s many escape rooms, including Codebreakers, Enigma Escapes, Epic Escape, The Real Escape Canada, Time Lapse and Ultimate Lockdown

73. Bring your lawn chair, a blanket and your loved ones to the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park for a selection of family-friendly and blockbuster movies during Movies in the Parkeach Friday in August

74. Reflect and relax at the peaceful Japanese-style pagoda gardens at King’s Park

75. Take your young ones to a massive play structure for hours of fun at Great Big Adventure

76. Hop aboard the Winnipeg Trolley Company’s Ale Trail Craft Brewery Tour to visit three of the city’s best taprooms and brewpubs and hear some of Winnipeg’s most intoxicating stories

77. Sip, sample and stroll on exciting downtown toursincluding The Breakfast Club, Moveable Feast, Tap In, Patio Crawl, Winnipeg Wine, and Downtown Flashback tours

78. Be entertained by Winnipeg’s most talented jazz artists during Jazz in the Leo Mol Sculpture Gardeneach Sunday afternoon from late June through August

79. Burn some rubber on the go-kart tracks and play a round of mini-golf at Thunder Rapids Amusement Park

80. Ignite your spirit and celebrate Indigenous arts, culture and music at the Manito Ahbee Festival (May 16–20)

81. Celebrate Canada Day with great music, food, markets, entertainment and firework displays at Assiniboine Park, Osborne Village, and The Forks

82. Admire the St. Boniface Cathedral through a self-guided tour of the basilica and external grounds

83. Wander through the trendy shops of the Design Quarter Winnipeg, a destination hub of some of the city’s most creative businesses

84. Discover the unique architecture, atmosphere and charm that reflects the “joie de vivre” of Franco-Manitobans on an Old St. Boniface Walking Tour

85. Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with cultural activities and music from the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities while attending Indigenous Day Live

86. Take in some in live musical entertainment at the Club Regent Event Centre

87. Capture the adventuring spirit of Canada’s aviation legends and early innovations through aircraft displays on a visit to the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

88. Rent a tandem bike from Bee2gether Bike Rentalsand cycle around town

89. Hear tales of drama, intrigue and precedence on one of 10 different walking tours with Square Peg Tours

90. Bounce to new heights at indoor trampoline parks Sky Zoneor Flying Squirrel

91. Indulge your inner art critic by hopping through the Exchange District's many art galleries

92. Trek the nature trails, take a guided tour, or go canoeing at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

93. Track down hidden geocaches scattered throughout St. Boniface using rented GPS technology from Tourisme Riel

94. Marvel at some of Manitoba’s oldest and largest trees while strolling through Kildonan Park

95. Round up the kiddies for nature activities at Living Prairie Museum, a grass prairie preserve home to over 160 species of prairie plants and an array of prairie wildlife

96. Stargaze during the daytime while taking in a show at the Planetarium

97. Check out a rotating selection of Winnie the Bear artifacts and memorabilia in the Pooh Gallery at the Assiniboine Park Pavilion

98. Bargain hunt for some great deals at the Outlet Collection Winnipeg

99. Stop by the Manitoba Hydro Building courtyard every Thursday for the freshest produce at the Downtown Farmers’ Market

100. Paddle a canoe or kayak down the swiftly moving Red and Assiniboine rivers

101. Eat at buzzworthy restaurants and shop at funky boutiques packed into Osborne Village

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