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Mandela Exhibition: Closing August 25!

Time is running out to see Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The exhibition closes on August 25. Check your calendar; choose a date. Experience the story in Winnipeg, while you still can.

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Hot. Cold. Rest. Repeat

Your wellness escape is waiting, minutes away from Winnipeg’s city centre. Immerse yourself in nature and try the thermal cycle alternating between saunas, cold pools and relaxation areas. Add a massage or a body treatment!

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Folklorama 50!

We invite you to experience the 50th anniversary of Folklorama. Watch as excitement surges through the city as we celebrate the largest and longest running multicultural festival in the world! Be part of the magic from August 4-17, 2019!

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Two Unique Experiences . One Address.

The first Dual Branded Hotel in Manitoba. From well appointed rooms at the Fairfield to suites with kitchenettes at the Residence Inn, this hotel has everything including complimentary breakfast and high speed internet, to waterpark and Lounge204 for your dining pleasure.

Mandela Exhibition:  Closing August 25! - representative image

Mandela Exhibition: Closing August 25!

Time is running out to see Mandela: Struggle for Freedom at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The exhibition closes on August 25. Check your calendar; choose a date. Experience the story in Winnipeg, while you still can.

Hot. Cold. Rest. Repeat - representative image

Hot. Cold. Rest. Repeat

Your wellness escape is waiting, minutes away from Winnipeg’s city centre. Immerse yourself in nature and try the thermal cycle alternating between saunas, cold pools and relaxation areas. Add a massage or a body treatment!

Folklorama 50! - representative image

Folklorama 50!

We invite you to experience the 50th anniversary of Folklorama. Watch as excitement surges through the city as we celebrate the largest and longest running multicultural festival in the world! Be part of the magic from August 4-17, 2019!

Two Unique Experiences . One Address. - representative image

Two Unique Experiences . One Address.

The first Dual Branded Hotel in Manitoba. From well appointed rooms at the Fairfield to suites with kitchenettes at the Residence Inn, this hotel has everything including complimentary breakfast and high speed internet, to waterpark and Lounge204 for your dining pleasure.

101Thingstodo

1.

You’ll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two when you rent from Bee2gether Bike Rentals, who have fleets of pedal-powered vehicles at The Forks, Assiniboine Park, and Birds Hill Provincial Park.

2.

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

3.

Experience the elevation of movement with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, who perform several shows throughout late fall and winter.

4.

way to the sounds of jazz played by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, whose marquee concerts are held in the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

5.

Celebrate her story during Femfest, featuring female-driven plays from across the country along with workshops and events.

6.

Discover the rich history of St. Boniface and the Forks during a walking tour with Ô Tours, available in both French and English.

7.

Work on your swing or play a round of miniature golf year-round beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.

8.

Witness the Jewish experience played out on an intimate stage with Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, a three-decade old company that presents three productions per year.

9.

Take in art house, world or Canadian films at intimate movie theatre Cinematheque.

10.

Sample and swirl more than 500 wines from 130 wineries during the Winnipeg Wine Festival’s public wine tasting at the RBC convention Centre Winnipeg. (May 3 – 4, 2019)

11.

Experience Winnipeg’s French Quarter and history at its best on an Old St. Boniface Walking Tour.

12.

Treat your taste buds for flights from a choice of 20 different wines and beers at The Common, The Forks’ public bar where the selections are curated by one of the world’s best sommeliers.

13.

See the dramatic façade of the St. Boniface Cathedral, which incorporates the church’s original design and west-facing oculus into the newer building.

14.

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

15.

Get your game on before seeing legendary touring acts and hilarious stand-up at Club Regent Event Centre.

16.

Relive childhood memories at the Pavilion Gallery Museum where you’ll find an exemplary collection of Winnie the Pooh artifacts and memorabilia which link the world’s most-famous bear to his namesake city.

17.

Discover historic tales held within some of Winnipeg’s most unique buildings during Doors Open Winnipeg. (May 25 & 26, 2019)

18.

Lay out a blanket or bring a lawn chair to watch a flick in the great outdoors during Movies on Memorial, the free weekly family-friendly movie screenings held in Memorial Park during summer.

19.

Immerse yourself in the works of the world’s best bards during the Master Playwright Festival.

20.

Dress in your crispest summer whites and take a seat at one of the world’s largest dining tables during Table for 1200, an annual culinary event that supports and celebrates Winnipeg’s design community.

21.

Groove to the sounds of the Caribbean during the Winnipeg International Soca Reggae Music Festival. (July 12 – 14, 2019)

22.

Zoom around in go-karts and race against your friends at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track.

23.

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

24.

Spend a day exploring the different galleries in the culturally rich Exchange District, including Mayberry Fine ArtGraffiti GalleryUrban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, cr8ery and aceartinc.

25.

Celebrate Indigenous culture, music and art at Manito Ahbee, which features the Indigenous Music Awards, an International Pow Wow, and an impressive marketplace. (May 15 – 19, 2019)

26.

Root for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team as they compete for Canada’s coveted Grey Cup at Investors Group Field.

27.

Take in Assiniboine Park’s Summer Arts and Entertainment Series, which features Movies in the Park, free weekday evening concerts, and Sunday Night Smooth Jazz concerts at the park’s open-air Lyric Theatre.

28.

Catch a concert at Bell MTS Place featuring top touring bands, pop stars, rock gods and the biggest names in stand-up comedy.

29.

Discover The Forks’ history and uncover what lies beneath your feet during a 6,000 Years in 60 Minutes walking tour.

30.

Bike through brunch and crawl to cocktails and Caesars (figuratively, please), during a Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Culinary Tour.

31.

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 24 – June 2, 2019)

32.

Experience a unique theatrical experience as you promenade alongside the actors during Shakespeare in the Ruins, which is staged around the stunning ruins of Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park.

33.

Blast your opponents in a game of laser tag at LasertopiaFun Park Amusement Centre, and Uptown Alley.

34.

Take in performances of comedy, drama, improv and dance during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (July 17 – 28, 2019)

35.

Explore St. Boniface Museum, which depicts the lives of French and Métis people in both Winnipeg’s oldest building and the largest oak log structure in North America.

36.

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.

37.

Take in an evening of soaring arias and pulse-pounding chorus pieces during Manitoba Opera’s twice-annual performances of some of the millennium’s best-known works.

38.

Giggle the night away during live theatre – all while a four-course dinner is served by characters from the show – at Celebrations Dinner Theatre.

39.

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

40.

Break out your best cosplay outfit, attend anime screenings, enter video game tournaments, dine in the Maid Café, and browse a giant marketplace during Ai-Kon, Winnipeg’s annual three-day Japanese anime and pop culture convention.

41.

Illuminate your night during Nuit Blanche, a near city-wide celebration featuring an array of late-night, interactive artistic activities.

42.

Celebrate Winnipeg’s (and Canada’s) indie musical talent during the Big Fun Festival, which showcases genres from punk to hip-hop to folk and everything in between.

43.

Catch affordable, exciting AHL hockey as the Manitoba Moose compete for the Calder Cup.

44.

Be awe-struck at the beauty, power and grace of dance during a performance from the world-renowned Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

45.

Admire more than one million lights from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle at Canad Inns Winter Wonderland, Manitoba’s largest winter drive-through light show.  (November 29 -, 2019 – January 4, 2020)

46.

Grab the family and head to Grand Prix Amusements or Thunder Rapids Amusement Park, where you can spend the day racing go-karts, playing mini-golf, and cooling off on the bumper boats.

47.

Discover dynamic new dishes at The Forks, or the rich, decadent history of the Exchange District on a Culinary Adventure Co. food tour.

48.

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

49.

Watch history unfold before your eyes at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, where costumed staff recreate the 1850s in this restored 19th century fort.

50.

Introduce children to the arts by attending a kid-friendly play at Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

51.

Shoot for a hole-in-one alongside dinosaurs and sea creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre.

52.

Maneuver the world’s largest snow maze in winter (as verified by Guinness!), zipline above a massive corn maze in summer, and get scared silly inside the Haunted Forest in fall at A Maze in Corn.

53.

Indulge in the city’s craft brewery scene on a four-hour Winnipeg Tasting Tour, which will shuttle you and a crew through flights and facility tours at four of Winnipeg’s best breweries

54.

Leap to new heights at indoor trampoline parks Skyzone and Flying Squirrel.

55.

Laugh, cry and be moved by a wide range of plays performed on the intimate stage at Prairie Theatre Exchange.

56.

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

57.

Introduce your taste buds to the city’s burgeoning brewery scene when you stop for hops at Winnipeg's 14+ craft breweries.

58.

Try your luck at poker, VLTs, Keno and more at Club Regent CasinoMcPhillips Station Casino and Shark Club Gaming Centre.

59.

Glide along the Red River Mutual Trail, one of the world’s longest naturally frozen skating trails, while stopping to take selfies in internationally celebrated warming huts.

60.

See your little ones seize the day with plenty of play at Great Big AdventureKid CityHide N Seek and Fun Park Amusement Centre, Winnipeg’s indoor playgrounds.

61.

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with cultural activities and live music from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities during Indigenous Day Live. (June 22, 2019)

62.

Feel the gentle touch of a songbird in the palm of your hands as you release it into the wild during the Bird in the Hand Destination Canada Signature Experience at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

63.

The clock is ticking! Use clues to solve a unique series of puzzles at Winnipeg’s escape rooms, including CodebreakersEnigma EscapesThe Real EscapeThe Escape HatchNext Level Escapes and Get Out! Escape Rooms.

64.

Treat your senses to an incredible range of genre-defying concerts and events staged in unique settings during the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival

65.

Buy global gifts, souvenirs, clothing, crafts, local artwork, jewellery, food and more at The Forks Market.

66.

Chill to the sounds of some of the globe’s best jazz and blues performers during the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. (June 18 – 23, 2019)

67.

Perform experiments in the Splash Lab and test your perception in the Illusion Tunnel at the Children’s Museum.

68.

Dine in the world’s only restaurant on a frozen river at pop-up eatery RAW: almond, where local and celebrity chefs dish up gourmet multi-course meals for three weeks in late January/early February.

69.

Slide down 10 rushing water slides, take in a round of mini golf, splash around on bumper boats, or try your hand at ziplining at Fun Mountain Waterslide Park.

70.

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

71.

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

72.

Head downtown to take in Manyfest, featuring movies in Memorial Park, food truck wars, wine and beer gardens, farmers’ and artisan markets, live acts, and many more things! (September 6 – 8, 2019).

73.

Dance the night away during the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition, featuring free DJ-driven and experimental music at The Cube outdoor stage in Old Market Square.

74.

Show your little ones a great time at Kidsfest, where they can get their face painted, enjoy hands-on activities and watch talented children’s entertainers perform at The Forks. (June 6 – 9, 2019)

75.

Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a checkup and participate in family friendly fun at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Assiniboine Park.

76.

Hop aboard the Prairie Dog Central Railway, a vintage steam locomotive that will transport you back in time.

77.

Stroll through the beautiful flower garden and knock on the door of the famed Witch’s Hut from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel & Gretel in Kildonan Park.

78.

Laugh the night away as Canada’s funniest comics converge on Winnipeg for hilarious stand-up, sketch, and improvisational comedy during the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. (April 28 – May 4, 2019)

79.

Cheer on the high-flying Winnipeg Jets as they play on home ice at Bell MTS Place, the loudest little arena in the NHL.

80.

Admire the verdant beauty and staggering works of masonry in the Leo Mol Scupture Garden and English Gardens of Assiniboine Park.

81.

Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park’s circa 1850s stone gate is perhaps Winnipeg's oldest still-standing structure, while within this provincial park you’ll encounter Canada’s largest free-standing public art installation, featuring hourly light and sound shows that depict the history of the region.

82.

Place your bet and cheer on racing thoroughbreds at Assiniboia Downs, which is also open with live simulcast racing throughout the winter.

83.

Hop aboard a vintage-looking trolley and experience a saucy and engaging 95-minute “Heart of the Nation” city tour offered by Winnipeg Trolley Company.

84.

Take in an action-packed baseball game and savour some local craft beer when the Winnipeg Goldeyes step up to the plate at Shaw Park.

85.

Stock up on fresh local produce, Manitoba meats, crafts and preserves at Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers Market.

86.

Ride the Ferris wheel, the whacky mouse roller coaster, and more than one dozen other kid-sized rides at Tinkertown Family Fun Park.

87.

Embrace your inner flower child while watching top folk, rock, bluegrass, and adult alternative acts at the Winnipeg Folk Festival (July 11 -14, 2019), one of North America’s greenest music festivals.

88.

Enjoy live entertainment, a thrilling midway, inventive food vendors, and countless activities for kids at the Red River Ex. (June 14 – 23, 2019)

89.

Enjoy outstanding full-scale Broadway musicals at Canada’s largest open-air theatre, Rainbow Stage.

90.

Tour one of Winnipeg’s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods and get the story behind its colourful public art on a West End BIZ Mural Walking Tour.

91.

Be whisked away across the universe in the Planetarium, stroll the boardwalk of 1920s Winnipeg, and see the full scope of a bison hunt at the Manitoba Museum.

92.

View the city’s sites from the Assiniboine and Red Rivers while being regaled with witty historical commentary on a Splash Dash Guided River Tour.

93.

Discover how millions of coins from across the globe are made on a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.

94.

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

95.

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

96.

Unwind 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!

97.

Celebrate Canada’s fur trade history through authentic food, entertainment and snow sculptures at Festival du Voyageur – Western Canada’s largest winter festival. (February 14 – 23, 2020)

98.

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

99.

Encounter 30 grunting bison, paddle a massive voyageur canoe, and explore a Plains Cree Tipi during A Prairie Legacy: The Bison and its People eco-tour at FortWhyte Alive.

100.

Be inspired to make a difference when you journey from darkness to light through the interactive galleries of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg’s architectural marvel.

101.

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.

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