Explore galleries that feature a new exhibit by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald - Manitoba’s only member of the Group of Seven - along with the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit Art, before heading up to the tranquil Rooftop Sculpture Garden at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Hike or cycle through aspen forests at FortWhyte Alive while spotting many bird species and North America’s largest urban bison herd.
Immerse yourself in the colours and cultures of the city while embarking on a self-guided mural tour.
Drive for show and putt for dough at the nearly 20 public golf courses located within Winnipeg.
Tackle nearly 60 points of interest as you embark on The Loop-Winnipeg's urban walking trail, a 9.5 km, 3.5 hour self-guided and curated walking tour that connects downtown, The Exchange District and Old St. Boniface.
Try to keep your jaw from hitting the floor as polar bears swim over your head at Assiniboine Park Zoo, which is also home to tigers, snow leopards, and a new baby llama named Earl Grey.
Feel the thrill of live racing online as Assiniboia Downs goes spectator-free for the summer.
Slug some balls, race your buds, then save par (mini-style) at Thunder Rapids Amusement Park.
Set your sails on the Nonsuch Gallery at Manitoba Museum, which opens to the public (weekends only from 11 am to 5 pm), starting June 13.
Spend quality time with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights when it opens mid June. Explore its Lights of Inclusion floor activity –get encased in your own bubble of coloured light, try a table avatar game for kids about making real action count.
Discover how millions of coins from across the globe are made on a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint. (Tours are available in English and French).
Put the pedal to the metal at Grand Prix Amusements, which features go karts, bumper boats, batting cages and trampoline basketball.
Join Jazz Winnipeg for a series of intimate live music experiences online featuring some of Winnipeg’s favourite artists during their Apart Together Series on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Facebook.
Add some fascination to your staycation on a Wonderful Winnipeg City Tour, which is hosting special small group tours this summer that unveil all of the city’s best spots.
Take a trip back in time at the circa 1895 Dalnavert Museum, open by appointment, noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday. Can’t make it in person? Explore this fascinating mansion online.
Paddle through the teaming-with-life wetlands of Oak Hammock Marsh, one of North America’s top birding destinations. They also offer online experiences too, along with walks that are a birders delight.
History comes alive through a sound and light show at Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park – one of Winnipeg's newest attractions, which is located at one of its oldest sites.
Join Winnipeg Free Press arts writer Alison Gillmor on YouTube for the Exchange District First Friday’s Art Talk/Art Walk, where you’ll get a tour of a gallery each month alongside a conversation with the artist whose work is showcased.
See a scene always in bloom at Kildonan Park with its beautiful gardens, innovative new light posts (they are called Bokeh, by local artists Takashi Iwasaki and Nadi) and friendly ducks you can feed around the iconic Handsel and Gretel-esque Witch’s Hut.
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 at Assiniboine Park, The Forks and Birds Hill Park.
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 included the gravesite of Louis Riel – the founder of Manitoba.
Feast on all the flavours available at St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, which also houses an incredible array of artisans all found underneath one giant open-air structure just south of the city.
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.
Step into the whimsical world of the Bois-des-Esprit trail, where local artists have carved wood spirits into trees.
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.
Explore 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.
Find a fashionable new outfit at Outlet Collection Winnipeg, a huge retail space featuring more than 100 retailers and restaurants all under one roof with top class amenities.
Frolic amongst the ferns, oaks, ashes, elms and cattails of Assiniboine Forest, one of Canada’s largest urban nature parks.
Get lost in the beauty of A Maze in Corn with its Sunflower Expo (August) and corn maze (early autumn).
Sip it all in riverside at The Common at The Forks, Manitoba’s largest al fresco location featuring 20 wines and beers on tap along with a fine selection of food kiosks.
Meet the makers and buy their unique items as Third & Bird returns every Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market
Witness the evolution of Winnipeg’s Francophone and Métis history at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface, the former home of the Grey Nuns which is also the largest oak structure in North America. The museum is now pre-booking exclusive tours throughout the summer.
Cue up the QR Codes on your phone and discover intriguing information on Winnipeg’s notable structures and buildings via the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.
Walk through Wolseley’s coolest lane and encounter seals, polar bears, narwhals, belugas and more at artist Kal Barteski’s Back Alley Arctic.
Work on your swing on some of the world's best virtual courses or play a round of miniature golf beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.
Lose yourself in nature (metaphorically; we promise you won’t actually get lost) as you stroll through the city’s verdant trails which include Bunn’s Creek, St. Vital Park, and so many more. (www.winnipegtrails.ca)
Feast on your feet from one of the city’s 50+ Food trucks, the majority of which post their locations daily using social media.
Let the kids loose at Kid City, Winnipeg’s ultimate indoor play centre.
Beat the heat in the city’s many splash pads.
Marvel at the meticulous, manicured arrangements of the English Garden in Assiniboine Park.
Satisfy your need for speed at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, a 28,000 square foot facility where the pro karts reach speeds of up to 60 km!
Tap into all of our city’s breweries/distilleries, ready to serve-in-person, or with curbside pickup or delivery.
Relax under the open skies at Thermëa by Nordik Spa Nature, Winnipeg’s Scandinavian outdoor spa.
Admire the stone tablets depicting the history of Winnipeg as you stroll across the Esplanade Riel Bridge that connects downtown to St. Boniface.
See whose toss is boss when you take to one of Winnipeg’s many frisbee golf courses, including Happyland Park, Kilcona Park and La Barriere Park.
Sip in style at the city’s new beer garden, BeerCanWpg, a pop-up experience located at 222 Main Street.
Circle the globe from the comfort of your home using the brand-new Folklorama at Home, featuring four new programs that bring the world’s largest and longest-running multicultural festival online.
Discover a world built for tiny tots at Tinkertown Amusement Park, where the 20+ rides include all the essentials like bumper cars, mini roller coasters, things that swing, and so much more.
Axe throwing, bowling, ping pong, VR, pool, great food and drinks… You name it and The Rec Room – the city’s newest entertainment centre geared toward adults – has it.
Jump for joy at Flying Squirrel, a huge trampoline park that features everything from foam pits, to a climbing wall and an area to practice your b-ball jams.
Assemble some adventurers for hours of escapism at Across the Board Café. Their catalogue features more than 1,500 board games paired with great food and drink (including local beer) too!
Let the wild rumpus start at the Nature Playground, Assiniboine Park’s whimsical area featuring a crow’s nest slide, bouncy mounds, and giant garden creatures that Maurice Sendak would relish.
Relive the past at Ross House Museum, Western Canada’s first post office and the second-oldest home in Winnipeg which now showcases Métis history.
Set your sights on excitement at Lasertopia, featuring a 4,500 square foot laser tag arena, 40+ arcade games, pizza and a bar for adults too!
Open the book on Francophone literary history at La Maison Gabrielle-Roy, the former home of the famed mid-20th century author.
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.
See the city’s colourful past and present on a grand scale with a West End Biz Mural Tour, which always comes complete with a zesty and knowledgeable guide.
“Excitement is in the air” at Fun Park Amusement Centre, where trampoline parks, a huge indoor tree house, dodge ball and laser tag are just a few of the attractions.
Step inside one of the city’s grandest old homes, the Seven Oaks House Museum, a circa 1850s two-storey/nine-bedroom abode that is a Provincial Heritage Site.
Enter whole new worlds at Ctrl V, Winnipeg’s virtual reality gaming centre that provides an immersive experience in all genres for all ages.
Fun is always glowing on at U-Puttz Amusement Centre. It features 18,000 square feet of glow-in-the-dark family entertainment like black-light mini golf, bumper cars and 3D film rides.
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.
Strike up some fun at Uptown Alley where the action goes beyond just 5-pins to include laser tag and arcades.
Have a blast (or lazer, toss, duck or roll) when you find yourself inside an 8-bit video game at Activate Games, the world’s first interactive team-based game centre.
Climb your way to the top at Vertical Adventures, Manitoba’s largest indoor climbing facility featuring over 5,000 square feet to dig those fingers and toes into.
Celebrate summer with Jazz Age Garden Parties at Dalnavert Museum and Live from the Alt Hotel online concerts in Jazz Winnipeg’s 2020 Summer Series
Hop aboard a Splash Dash Boat Tour where you'll see and learn about our River City from a witty and knowledgable captain. This summer, they are only booking the whole boat for each tour, so grab your family or close friends as up to ten people can be accommodated.
Relive the days of the fur trade with costumed interpreters at Fort Gibraltar. The Fort is open Tuesday to Saturday until August 29 with pay what you can admission.
Experience the stories of the people & architecture that shaped Winnipeg on an Exchange District Walking Tour
Explore Lower Fort Garry's "Walk through History" outdoor walking experience or the guided driving tour.
Check out some art from @coolstreetswpg that can be found on the Seine River bridges.