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Discover Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo is Winnipeg's premier destination for amazing animal encounters and family fun.

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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! Opening June 22.

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A Uniquely Canadian Experience

Take a fun and informative 45-minute guided tour of the Mint. Every single Canadian circulation coin is produced here — literally billions each year.

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There's always room for families

There’s always room for families to explore and be inspired at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. You’ll find stories of kindness and courage to connect with. Plan your visit. Admission is 25% when you book online!

Discover Assiniboine Park Zoo - representative image

Discover Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo is Winnipeg's premier destination for amazing animal encounters and family fun.

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! Opening June 22.

A Uniquely Canadian Experience - representative image

A Uniquely Canadian Experience

Take a fun and informative 45-minute guided tour of the Mint. Every single Canadian circulation coin is produced here — literally billions each year.

There's always room for families - representative image

There's always room for families

There’s always room for families to explore and be inspired at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. You’ll find stories of kindness and courage to connect with. Plan your visit. Admission is 25% when you book online!

SummerTop50

Things are changing quickly. Call or visit websites of attractions, shops and restaurants to understand the latest COVID-19 restrictions and protocols.

1.

Be transported to the Arctic at Qaumajuq, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s internationally celebrated new $65-million centre that houses the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art.

2.

Feel the expanse of the plains and marvel at its creatures in the new Prairies Gallery, meet a massive Cretaceous-era pliosaur and then set sail for the famed Nonsuch Gallery at the Manitoba Museum, whose $20.5 million upgrades were just completed.

3.

Be inspired to make a difference when you journey from darkness to light through the interactive galleries of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

4.

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.

5.

Feast on all the flavours available at St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, featuring an incredible array of artisans all found underneath one giant open-air structure just south of the city.

6.

Come see what’s new at the zoo! Aunt Sally’s Farm has returned with llamas, mini donkeys and goats that traverse overhead while Dinosaurs Uncovered features 17 life-sized, animatronic dinos along with museum-quality fossils and skeletons.

7.

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.

8.

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.

9.

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.

10.

Sip away at 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. Within The Forks Market you’ll find numerous stores with products from Manitoba’s best makers.

11.

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.

12.

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 log structure in North America.

13.

Discover a world built for tiny tots at Tinkertown Amusement Park, where the 20+ rides include all the essentials – bumper cars, mini roller coasters, things that swing, and so much more.

14.

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.

15.

Tour one of Winnipeg’s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods and learn the story behind the colourful public art on a fun, informative mural tour with West End Biz.

16.

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 on carvings that depict the history of the region.

17.

Admire the verdant beauty and staggering works of bronze in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Assiniboine Park.

18.

Enter a land of enchantment at Kildonan Park with its beautiful gardens, charming foot bridges, innovative new light posts (they are called Bokeh, by Takashi Iwasaki and Nadi Design) and the iconic Hansel and Gretel-inspired Witch’s Hut.

19.

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.

20.

Monkey around at the primate-themed Hide N Seek, home to arcades, a foam ball launching room and yes, you guessed it, a massive jungle gym.

21.

Uncover the fascinating history and historic, hip charms of the Exchange District using these thematic, self-guided Audio Walking Tours.

22.

Use your purchasing power for good by shopping local at Winnipeg-owned boutiques, shops, cafés and makers’ markets.

23.

Introduce your taste buds to the city’s burgeoning brewery scene when you stop for hops at Winnipeg's 16 craft breweries.

24.

Lose yourself in nature (metaphorically; we promise you won’t get lost) as you stroll through the city’s verdant trails which include Bunn’s Creek, St. Vital Park, and so many more.

25.

Conquer the walls of The Hive and Vertical Adventures, Winnipeg’s indoor climbing gyms.

26.

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.

27.

You’ll look sweet, riding on the seat, of a bicycle built for two from Bee 2 Gether Bike Rentals – who have kiosks with all manner of fun bicycles for rent at Assiniboine Park, The Forks and Birds Hill Park.

28.

Strike up some fun at Uptown Alley, where the action goes beyond 5-pins to include laser tag and arcades.

29.

Satisfy your need for speed at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, a 28,000 sq.ft. facility with karts that reach speeds of 60 km!

30.

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.

31.

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.

32.

Admire the combination of old and new architecture that comes together to form the Saint-Boniface Cathedral, with its stunning oculus that towers over grounds which include the gravesite of Manitoba’s founder, Louis Riel.

33.

Blast your opponents in a game of laser tag at Lasertopia.

34.

Discover mighty fine farmers and makers right in the centre of the city at the Downtown Farmers’ Market.

35.

Peddle your way around The Peg with Type Eh Bikes and Kendricks Outdoor Adventures, both of which offer fat bike rentals and tours.

36.

Get lost in the sunflowers at A Maze in Corn, whose Sunflower Expo and corn maze both open in August.

37.

Perch yourself on a public outdoor pop-up patio. We have most areas covered, including The Beer Can at the Granite Curling Club in Osborne Village, the Bijou Patio in the Exchange District, Cargo Bar in Assiniboine Park, and The Garden at 955 in The West End.

38.

Uncover some of the best things the city has to offer with Soncina Travel, whose new tours include Hops & History Walking Tour, and several of The Exchange District.

40.

Hit some homers, race your buds, then save par (mini-golf style) at Thunder Rapids Amusement Park.

41.

Run your hands through the tall grass prairie as you walk amongst the wildflowers at the Living Prairie Museum, a 13-hectare reserve that showcases more than 150 grass species.

42.

Behold the 80+ striking works that are part of Winnipeg’s collection of public art using this guide from our friends at the Winnipeg Arts Council.

43.

Laugh, cry and above all be entertained from the comfort of your own home during Digital Fringe Fest (July 12 – 17).

44.

Cue up the QR Codes on your phone and discover intriguing information on Winnipeg’s notable structures and buildings via the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

45.

Let the kids loose at Kid City, Winnipeg’s ultimate indoor play centre.

46.

Make a splash at the city’s swimming pools, Transcona Aquatic Park and Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool.

47.

View wonderous works at Exchange District art galleries like aceartinc., cre8ery, Graffiti Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art , Outworks GalleryFleet Galleries, and Warehouse Artworks.

48.

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.

49.

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  the local deer are a near certainty.

50.

Walk through Wolseley’s coolest lane while encountering artist Kal Barteski’s seals, polar bears, narwhals, belugas and more in Back Alley Arctic.

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