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.
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.
Admire the stunning Chicago-style architecture and learn the fascinating stories behind the Exchange District on a walking tour through this National Historic Site.
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)
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!
View the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Decode the mysteries and secrets hidden within the Manitoba Legislative Building’s grand architecture on a guided Hermetic Code Tour.
Discover how millions of coins from across the globe are made on a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy outstanding full-scale Broadway musicals at Canada’s largest open-air theatre, Rainbow Stage.
Enjoy live entertainment, a thrilling midway, inventive food vendors, and countless activities for kids at the Red River Ex. (June 14 – 23, 2019)
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.
Ride the Ferris wheel, the whacky mouse roller coaster, and more than one dozen other kid-sized rides at Tinkertown Family Fun Park.
Stock up on fresh local produce, Manitoba meats, crafts and preserves at Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers Market.
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.
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.
Place your bet and cheer on racing thoroughbreds at Assiniboia Downs, which is also open with live simulcast racing throughout the winter.
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.
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)
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.
Hop aboard the Prairie Dog Central Railway, a vintage steam locomotive that will transport you back in time.
Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a checkup and participate in family friendly fun at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Assiniboine Park.
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)
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.
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).
Watch history come to in the St. Boniface Cemetery during In Riel’s Footsteps live performances, offered in both English and French.
Get swept up in fast-paced stock car and pro-racing excitement at Red River Co-op Speedway.
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.
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.
Perform experiments in the Splash Lab and test your perception in the Illusion Tunnel at the Children’s Museum.
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)
Buy global gifts, souvenirs, clothing, crafts, local artwork, jewellery, food and more at The Forks Market.
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
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
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)
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.
Introduce your taste buds to the city’s burgeoning brewery scene when you stop for hops at Winnipeg's 14+ 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
Laugh, cry and be moved by a wide range of plays performed on the intimate stage at Prairie Theatre Exchange.
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
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.
Shoot for a hole-in-one alongside dinosaurs and sea creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre.
Introduce children to the arts by attending a kid-friendly play at Manitoba Theatre for Young People.
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.
Relive great moments in sporting history from the province’s top athletes at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
Discover dynamic new dishes at The Forks, or the rich, decadent history of the Exchange District on a Culinary Adventure Co. food tour.
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)
Be awe-struck at the beauty, power and grace of dance during a performance from the world-renowned Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Catch affordable, exciting AHL hockey as the Manitoba Moose compete for the Calder Cup.
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.
Illuminate your night during Nuit Blanche, a near city-wide celebration featuring an array of late-night, interactive artistic activities.
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.
Bring the little ones to experience some holiday magic and catch a glimpse of jolly old St. Nick during the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade.
Giggle the night away during live theatre – all while a four-course dinner is served by characters from the show – at Celebrations Dinner Theatre.
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.
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.
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.
Take in performances of comedy, drama, improv and dance during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. (July 17 – 28, 2019)
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.
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)
Bike through brunch and crawl to cocktails and Caesars (figuratively, please), during a Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Culinary Tour.
Discover The Forks’ history and uncover what lies beneath your feet during a 6,000 Years in 60 Minutes walking tour.
Catch a concert at Bell MTS Place featuring top touring bands, pop stars, rock gods and the biggest names in stand-up comedy.
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.
Root for the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team as they compete for Canada’s coveted Grey Cup at Investors Group Field.
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)
Slither down slides, crawl through willow tree tunnels, and swing on basket swings at the Nature Playground located inside Assiniboine Park.
Zoom around in go-karts and race against your friends at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track.
Groove to the sounds of the Caribbean during the Winnipeg International Soca Reggae Music Festival. (July 12 – 14, 2019)
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.
Immerse yourself in the works of the world’s best bards during the Master Playwright Festival.
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.
Discover historic tales held within some of Winnipeg’s most unique buildings during Doors Open Winnipeg. (May 25 & 26, 2019)
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.
Get your game on before seeing legendary touring acts and hilarious stand-up at Club Regent Event Centre.
Gain insight into Winnipeg’s past, present and future – including famous personalities, leading sites, and attractions – on a Wonderful Winnipeg City Tour.
See the dramatic façade of the St. Boniface Cathedral, which incorporates the church’s original design and west-facing oculus into the newer building.
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.
Experience Winnipeg’s French Quarter and history at its best on an Old St. Boniface Walking Tour.
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)
Take in art house, world or Canadian films at intimate movie theatre Cinematheque.
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.
Work on your swing or play a round of miniature golf year-round beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.
Discover the rich history of St. Boniface and the Forks during a walking tour with Ô Tours, available in both French and English.
Celebrate her story during Femfest, featuring female-driven plays from across the country along with workshops and events.
way to the sounds of jazz played by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, whose marquee concerts are held in the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Experience the elevation of movement with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, who perform several shows throughout late fall and winter.
Climb to great heights at indoor rock climbing facility Vertical Adventures.
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.