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Spring Break at the Zoo

Join us on March 23 - March 30 for a week of fun-filled activities including music, crafts, face painting, storytelling and Zoo Chats with our animal care team. All activities are included with Zoo admission!

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Escape to the Tropics

Take a break from winter and visit Flora of the Philippines, on now at The Leaf. This new display was inspired by the lush tropical plants and colourful flower festivals of the island nation.

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New exhibit makes musical connections

Beyond the Beat; Music of Resistance and Change – a new exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – shares the backstory on how musicians and fans have used music to change the world! Interact with dynamic audio/video installations; explore historic moments, legendary instruments, stage outfits and more.

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A Truly Canadian Experience

Take a guided tour to uncover how the Royal Canadian Mint can produce up to 15 million coins per day. Shop at the boutique where you will find remarkable collector coins, unique souvenirs and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Spring Break at the Zoo - representative image

Spring Break at the Zoo

Join us on March 23 - March 30 for a week of fun-filled activities including music, crafts, face painting, storytelling and Zoo Chats with our animal care team. All activities are included with Zoo admission!

Escape to the Tropics - representative image

Escape to the Tropics

Take a break from winter and visit Flora of the Philippines, on now at The Leaf. This new display was inspired by the lush tropical plants and colourful flower festivals of the island nation.

New exhibit makes musical connections  - representative image

New exhibit makes musical connections

Beyond the Beat; Music of Resistance and Change – a new exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – shares the backstory on how musicians and fans have used music to change the world! Interact with dynamic audio/video installations; explore historic moments, legendary instruments, stage outfits and more.

A Truly Canadian Experience - representative image

A Truly Canadian Experience

Take a guided tour to uncover how the Royal Canadian Mint can produce up to 15 million coins per day. Shop at the boutique where you will find remarkable collector coins, unique souvenirs and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Fall Top 50

1.

Set foot in a stunning homage to the Arctic at Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq and see why The New York Times, TIME and countless other publications have showered it with praise.

2.

Breathe in that balmy Tropical Biome air at The Leaf, Assiniboine Park’s newest blockbuster attraction that houses an onsite garden-to-table restaurant, a Mediterranean Biome, a butterfly Garden and Canada's tallest indoor waterfall.

3.

Embark on a journey from darkness to light through the awe-inspiring architecture of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

4.

Feel the floor shake at the loudest arena in the NHL as the Winnipeg Jets begin their season at Canada Life Centre.

5.

Soothe your senses with the sights and sounds of fall migration at FortWhyte Alive as thousands of waterfowl land on the wetlands at sunset.

6.

Stroll amongst the rustling husks of Deer Meadow Farms’ 10-acre corn maze. The farm also offers a petting zoo, deer reserve and pumpkin patch for visitors to enjoy.

7.

Ring your cowbells and cheer on the 12-time Grey Cup Champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they aim to establish a dynasty at Investors Group Field.

8.

Take in the delightful sounds of The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's 75th season, with numerous performances ranging from classic concertos by Antonin Dvořák to kids' concerts and a film accompaniment of Frankenstein on October 20.

9.

Get swept up by the beauty of Snow White as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet stages the Canadian premiere from September 28 - October 1.

10.

Experience Canada's oldest 2SLGBTQ+ film festival at Reel Pride (Sept 26-30), which kicks off with an art show at the Gas Station Arts Centre. This year's festival features 12 unique entries.

11.

Lose yourself in the ultimate autumn adventure at Amaze in Corn before entering the Haunted Forest... if you dare.

12.

Tour the Royal Canadian Mint to see how millions of coins are made for countries worldwide.

13.

Board the famed Nonsuch ship and see the captivating Legends of the Sky Planetarium show at the Manitoba Museum.

14.

Visit Le Marché St. Norbert to get your fill of local produce, Manitoba meats, crafts, and preserves.

16.

See the curtain rise on a new season at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre that includes an adaptation of the murder mystery board game Clue (Oct 17-Nov 11) and First Métis Man of Odesa (Nov 2-19), by award-winning Métis playwright Matthew Mackenzie and Ukrainian actress Mariya Khomutova.

17.

Experience family fun during the day and plenty of frights at night at Six Pines Haunted Attractions, where autumn is the season.

18.

Frolic amongst the vibrant autumn foliage at Kildonan Park, St. Vital Park and Assiniboine Park.

19.

Clear your imagination for takeoff amidst aviation artifacts at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, where you can indulge in some serious plane spotting.

20.

Blast lasers, jump across floor tiles and shoot hoops to collect points as you and your team star in the 16-bit-inspired gaming extravaganza that is Activate Games.

21.

Dance for the Jumbotron during Manitoba Moose games at Canada Life Centre, where unbeatable deals on seats ensure you and the fam can enjoy all that AHL action.

22.

Introduce your little ones to the magic of the stage at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, where upcoming shows include Snow White (Oct 13 - 22) and Narnia (Dec 1 - 23).

23.

Discover a unique series of puzzles and test your wit at Winnipeg’s escape rooms  Codebreakers, Enigma Escapes, The Real Escape and Get Out! Escape Rooms.

24.

View the wonderous art galleries of the Exchange District, including aceartinc., cre8ery, Graffiti Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art and Platform.

25.

Decompress at Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature. Winnipeg's open-air spa boasts Finnish saunas, steam rooms, thermal pools, heated hammocks, relaxation chambers, and on-site dining – all in your robe!

26.

Savour the intimate setting of Prairie Theatre Exchange as it kicks off the 2023/24 season with Feast (Oct 10-22), a play by four-time Chalmers Canadian Play Award-winner Guillermo Verdecchiaor.

27.

Let your children play to their hearts' content at indoor play centers like Hide N SeekKid City, and Fun Park Amusement Centre.

28.

Hear from a company half a century in the making as Manitoba Opera presents Li Keur. (Nov 18, 22, 24)

29.

Save par while having a ball amongst the dinosaurs and sea creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre.

30.

Cheer on the big guy when he comes to town for his annual pre-Christmas visit during the Santa Claus Parade (Nov 19), featuring fantastic floats cruising Portage Avenue in a tradition that dates to 1909.

31.

Ride the Prairie Dog Central Railway Howling Halloween Express to the Haunted Station at Grosse Isle. There will be live (or perhaps undead...) entertainment onboard, plus you can dress up for the costume contest.

32.

Unleash your inner child at the Rec Room, an adult-oriented centre featuring axe-throwing, VR, pool, ping pong, arcades, and delicious food and drinks.

33.

Explore a world of sorcery and enchantment as Boo at the Zoo returns from October 8 to 31. This magical fair occurs at Assiniboine Park Zoo after regular hours and promises to be bigger, better and spookier than ever!

34.

Jump around at the indoor trampoline park Flying Squirrel

35.

Battle it out in a thrilling game of laser tag at Lasertopia, home to The Lost City – a multi-level, 4,500 sq. ft. arena.

36.

Roll a strike and unleash some fun at Uptown Alley, where the action goes beyond just five pins to include laser tag and arcades.

37.

Walk the whimsical Bois-des-Esprit trail which is adorned with wood spirits carved by local artists along the Seine River Greenway in St. Vital.

38.

Put the pedal to the metal at the thrilling Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, a 28,000 sq. ft. facility where the pro karts reach speeds up to 60 km!

39.

Reach new heights at Vertical Adventures and the Hive, Winnipeg’s premier indoor climbing facilities.

40.

Quench your thirst at one of Winnipeg's 25+ breweries and distilleries, many of which have cool tap rooms or restaurants to pair all those IPAs, stouts and sours with local bites.

41.

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.

42.

Spark your kid’s imagination at the Children’s Museum at The Forks, featuring engaging exhibits like the Engine House, Illusion Tunnel, Splash Lab, and Lasagna Lookout.

43.

Uncover the evolution of power in Manitoba with interactive exhibits at the Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre.

44.

Discover unique, locally crafted items at Scattered Seeds Craft Market (Oct 14-16 & 21-23) and Signatures Handmade Market (Nov 24-27).

45.

Get swept away into a world of fantasy and sci-fi at the Winnipeg Comic Con at RBC Convention Centre with celebrities like Michael Rooker and Sean Astin from Oct 27-29.

46.

Marvel at the magic of millions of twinkling lights at Canad Inns Winter Wonderland, held at the Red River Ex from December 2 to January 7.

47.

Tap your toes to the sounds of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra during its 26th year. This season features Trombone and Other Delights with Audrey Ochoa (Oct 23-22) and Kwassa Kwassa: Music and Dance of the Congo (Nov 11) by the eight-piece Congolese band, True Generation.

48.

Watch your favourite cartoon characters on skates when Disney on Ice comes to Canada Life Place from November 23 – 26.

49.

Duck as polar bears plunge overhead at Assiniboine Park Zoo, where even the zookeepers are stars after appearing in two seasons of CBC Television’s Arctic Vets.

50.

Scream yourself silly at the ultimate Halloween attraction for adults, Heebie Jeebies, with its four spine-tingling mazes, food trucks, fireworks, scare zone, and over 100 terrifying characters.

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