Come celebrate the opening of Qaumajuq, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s striking new $65-million centre that houses the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art.
Stand below a massive Cretaceous-era pliosaur and then set sails for the famed Nonsuch Gallery at the Manitoba Museum, where new exhibits and plenty of upgrades await.
Be inspired to make a difference when you journey from darkness to light through the interactive galleries of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Get back to nature at FortWhyte Alive where hiking, trail riding, birding, and canoeing are just a few of the options within its aspen forests and small lakes.
Stock up on fresh local produce, Manitoba-raised meats, crafts and preserves at Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers Market (Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
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, an incredible facility that is prominently featured on the new hit CBC TV show Arctic Vets.
Put the focus on your wellness at Thermea, the city’s gorgeous outdoor spa where thermal pools, heated hammocks, toasty fires and a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant with craft cocktails beckons.
Hear a symphony of sounds emanate from the wetlands at Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, a birder’s paradise which you can explore via canoe or on foot across its looping trail.
Sip away at a wine or craft beer as boats go by at The Forks, whose tree-covered 200-seat patio and outdoor bar is a must on a sunny day.
Introduce your taste buds to the city’s burgeoning brewery scene when you stop for hops at Winnipeg's 16 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.
Witness the perseverance of Winnipeg’s Francophone and Métis heritage at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface, the former home of the Grey Nuns which is also the largest oak structure in North America.
Step into a real life 8-bit-inspired world at Activate Games where game rooms see your team ducking lasers, shooting hoops, smashing targets and dodging tiles.
Discover the city’s Slavic heritage at the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre. Its museum houses one of the largest pysank (Easter egg) collections in North America, while you’ll also find more than 900 artworks on display and an excellent boutique.
Get your flow on at Yoga Public, the city’s largest studio where classes range from ashtanga, to floating, and restorative. Their TRX and boot camp classes are guaranteed to kick your butt too.
Take your tastebuds on a tour of Hargrave Street Market where you can get everything from tacos al pastor, to smashed burgers, ramen, sashimi, brunch, lattes, craft cocktails and freshly brewed beer from Lake of the Woods Brewing Company.
Break out your “Barnyard Dance” at Aunt Sally’s Farm. Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest kid-centric attraction has a barn brimming with llamas, donkeys, potbellied pigs, and goats with rainbow bridges to boot!
Tour one of Winnipeg’s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods and learn the story behind the colourful public art on an online mural tour with the West End Biz.
Work on your swing or play a round of miniature golf beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.
Walk under Winnipeg’s oldest archway and enter Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park, a greenspace with a 400-ft long Heritage Wall that broadcasts a fascinating light show overtop carvings that depict the history of the region.
Stroll through the beautiful flower garden and knock on the door of the famed Hansel & Gretel-inspired Witch’s Hut in Kildonan Park.
Jump for joy at Flying Squirrel, a huge trampoline park that boasts everything from foam pits, to a climbing wall, to a b-ball area made for dunks.
Let the kids run wild at Hide N Seek, a fun centre tailor made for tots.
Use your purchasing power for good by shoping local at Winnipeg-owned boutiques, shops, cafés and makers’ markets.
Hit the trails with Winnipeg trails. They supply maps and details on 35 gorgeous hikes, trails and greenways around the city.
Embark on The Loop, a curated self-guided walking experience that showcases 60 points of interest across 9.5 kms through downtown, Chinatown, The Forks and St. Boniface.
Ride the rails of Canada’s central hub history at the Winnipeg Railway Museum, where artifacts include the glorious 150-year-old Countess of Dufferin — the first steam locomotive to operate on the Canadian prairies.
Embark on the Wicked to Riches Broadway Walking Tour from the #1 Tripadvisor-rated Winnipeg Trolley Company. Featuring more than 15 stops and 90 minutes of intriguing audio, this new app brings out the best of Broadway.
The show must (and will!) go on as Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents digital performances of Magic Flute (April 30 – May 2), Spotlight: 50th Anniversary (June 4 – 5), and On the Edge 2021 (June 9).
Step into the whimsical world of the Bois-des-Esprit trail, where local artists have carved wood spirits into trees. It’s all part of the Seine River Greenway in St. Vital where encounters with the local deer are a near certainty.
Walk through Wolseley’s coolest lane while encountering artist Kal Barteski’s seals, polar bears, narwhals, belugas and more in the Back Alley Arctic.
Strike up some fun at Uptown Alley. Here, the action goes beyond just 5-pins to include laser tag and arcades.
Satisfy your need for speed at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, a 28,000 sq.ft. facility with karts that reach speeds of 60 km!
Take a trip back in time to 1895 at the Dalnavert Museum, open from noon to 4 p.m., Friday to Sunday. Can’t make it in person? Explore this fascinating mansion online.
Buy from some of Manitoba’s top makers at The Forks Market where your shopping experience includes incredible food kiosks and more than 20 wines and beer on tap at The Common.
Shine a light on good times at the Manitoba Electrical Museum, which illuminates the province’s history of hydro power in wacky and wild ways.
Saddle up to the Cargo Bar in Assiniboine Park. This portable pop-up bar company will be slinging cocktails, wine and local beer from Friday to Sunday beside the Riley Family Duck Pond.
See the dramatic façade of the St. Boniface Cathedral, one of the city’s most-photographed buildings due to its dramatic oculus and interesting mix of architectural periods.
Blast your opponents in a game of laser tag at Lasertopia.
Discover mighty fine farmers and makers right in the centre of the city at the Downtown Farmers’ Market at Cityplace (select dates).
Have some mall therapy at Kildonan Place, St. Vital Centre and CF Polo Park.
Perch yourself on a patio at one of The Exchange District or Corydon Avenue’s numerous al fresco institutions.
Visit the city then-and-now on an On This Spot tour. This free smartphone app allows you to explore downtown while seeing how certain points in the city looked from 1870 to 1945.