All the big attractions are back for March break in Winnipeg
The weather is warm again! You can go places again!
Let’s get lit! Let’s get lost! And let’s museum.
Here are a few places that we recommend for families this March Break. And please, wear a mask, preferably a locally made one.
... And [then] there was light!
Zoo Lights, last year’s star holiday season attraction is finally back. The tickets are time allotted, the spacing will be spacious (the attraction is all-outdoors this year), and the lights will be even more lit, with an expanded total area. It opens on Feb. 20 with tickets available here.
Of course, the zoo itself is now also open, providing you with a chance to watch the polar bears play in their preferred setting before the snow melts.
The world’s largest snow maze is even bigger
With eight-foot-wide passageways, 800 semi trucks' worth of snow, and a footprint the size of a CFL field, Amaze in Corn’s Snow Maze is once again the biggest thing in snow. There’s plenty of artistic flair to go along with it too. Tickets are timed and are available here.
Let’s go see some sea monsters
This lockdown’s been so long we actually watched Jurassic World–for a second time! As you know, it’s paltry fare compared to the world-class fossils at the Manitoba Museum, with its Cretaceous-era specimens including a 94-million-year-old pliosaur and mosasaur displays (it’s the one that eats the shark in the movie).
The Manitoba Museum Galleries will be open starting March 4, Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will plenty of new things to see when it opens too, including a new Discovery Room exhibit celebrating 50 years at the current location, a spiffed up Welcome Gallery (where the immense bison-hunt diorama will continue to greet you) and upgrades and improvements throughout the other Galleries.
The Museum will be open every day of Spring Break (Mar. 27 to Apr. 4) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time it will offer self-guided scavenger hunts, with chances to win prizes, and virtual mini-programs to inspire folks to come on down.
WAG to unveil Qaumajuq
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is now open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 p.m. Fridays), with new signage and restrictions to maintain everyone has plenty of space while viewing the glorious works.
Of course, the whole city is also awaiting the unveiling of Qaumajuq, the Inuit art centre, which is set to open at the end of March. To prepare, the galleries will be closed on February 23 & 24.
Safely explore such lofty heights
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is open as of Tuesday (February 23), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through to Saturday. Masks are mandatory (ages 5+) while tickets can preferably be purchased online here along with details of the new protocols.
There are plenty of blue skies on the current forecast outlook, so be sure to give yourself time to see the Tower of Hope, which affords sweeping views of the city and surrounding area.