Glide past zany warming huts and see so much of the city as you take to the Rivertrail, one of the world’s longest naturally frozen skating trails that winds its way from The Forks along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
Navigate the icy walls of the world’s largest snow maze (as verified by Guinness!) at A Maze in Corn.
Adapt like the hearty early 19th century voyageurs for the 2021 edition of Festival du Voyageur. Given COVID restrictions there will be larger emphasis on distanced outdoor activities, limited indoor activities and unique ways you can get into the Voyageur spirit from the comfort and safety of your home (February 12 to 21, 2021).
See how millions of coins from across the globe are made on a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.
Be whisked away across the universe in the Planetarium, stroll the boardwalk of 1920s Winnipeg, and see the full scope of a historic bison hunt at the Manitoba Museum.
Be inspired to make a difference when you journey from darkness to light through the interactive galleries of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
You’ll be dazzled when you stroll through hundreds of nightly light installations that make up Assiniboine Park’s Zoo Lights Festival (Feb.25- March 28)
See more than one million lights from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle at Canad Inns Winter Wonderland, Manitoba’s largest winter drive-through light show. (November 27, 2020 – January 2, 2021)
Witness the stark beauty reminiscent of the Arctic at Qaumajuq, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s breathtaking new $65 million addition that showcases the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art. Opening March, 2021.
Celebrate the snow at FortWhyte Alive where cross-country skiing, snowshoe hikes, the Richardson RRRun toboggan slide and ice fishing are always on the agenda.
Support local with your purchasing power at the Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market which is open Saturdays and Sundays throughout December and biweekly Saturdays starting in January for all your crafts, clothes and foodstuff needs.
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 – the world’s most comprehensive Arctic species exhibit.
Use your purchasing power for good and shop local at Winnipeg-owned boutiques, shops, cafés and makers’ markets.
Be like the blue jay, waxwing and hawk and spend some quality winter time at Oak Hammock Marsh where – aside from birding – activities include snowshoeing and skating on the frozen wetland.
Take a trip back in Christmas light time during All that Glows Then and Now at the Manitoba Electrical Museum. (November 14 – January 2, 2021)
Perform experiments in the Splash Lab and test your perception in the Illusion Tunnel at the Children’s Museum.
Pick your way up to the froze peak of the Ice Tower in St. Boniface where sweeping views of the downtown skyline await at the summit.
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.
Ski under the lights at night or break out your sunnies during the day at Windsor Park Nordic Centre where 15 kms of daily groomed trails await for both classic and skate skiing.
View wonderous works at the art galleries of the Exchange District including aceartinc., cre8ery, Graffiti Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art and Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts.
Soak those stresses away at Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature, renowned for its Scandinavian-style body treatments, Finnish saunas, steam rooms, thermal pools and delicious dining – which you can do in your robe.
Putt for birdie alongside dinosaurs and sea creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre.
Toss axes, play ping pong, pool and video games, and do some bowling before enjoying might fine food and drinks at the adult-oriented The Rec Room Eats & Entertainment.
Have a laugh at Rumor’s Comedy Club where this winter’s lineup includes Jon Dore, Darryl Lenox, Ivan Decker and Mike Vecchione.
Leap to new heights at the indoor trampoline park Flying Squirrel.
Blast your opponents in a game of laser tag at Lasertopia.
Strike up some fun at Uptown Alley where the action goes beyond just 5-pins to include laser tag and arcades.
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
Work on your swing or play a round of miniature golf year-round beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.
Listen to the sweet sounds of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as they conduct a range of social distance approved performances at the Concert Hall, along with free online recitals too as part of the WSO @ Home series.
Get in on the act at Celebrations Dinner Theatre where your server is part of a performance that includes a three-course dinner.
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.
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.
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!
Discover the city’s Slavic heritage at the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, home to a museum with one of the largest pysank (Easter egg) collections in North America, a fine art collection with more than 900 works 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, restorative and TRX too.
Attend a “love letter to an empty theatre” when Prairie Theatre Exchange virtually presents Katharsis by Yvette Nolan for free online from October 29 to November 15.
Take your tastebuds on a tour of Hargrave Street Market where you can get everything from tacos al pastor, smashed burgers, ramen, sashimi, brunch, lattes, craft cocktails and freshly brewed beer from Lake of the Woods Brewing Company.
Step into the holiday season at Shelmerdine Garden Centre where throughout December you’ll find gorgeous trees, seasonal plants, a charming café, and yes, Santa Claus himself.