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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.

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.

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Explore history, nature, and science.

Discover stories of our province in person at the Manitoba Museum and online. See the stars in the Planetarium. Enjoy hand-on learning in the Science Gallery (re-opening soon). Check out our website for hours and events.

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Experience the magic of the holiday season at Zoo Lights!

Zoo Lights presented by Red River Co-op runs from November 26 - January 2 at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Enjoy breath-taking light displays, live entertainment, tasty treats, and more! Purchase tickets online in advance.

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.

Explore history, nature, and science. - representative image

Explore history, nature, and science.

Discover stories of our province in person at the Manitoba Museum and online. See the stars in the Planetarium. Enjoy hand-on learning in the Science Gallery (re-opening soon). Check out our website for hours and events.

Experience the magic of the holiday season at Zoo Lights! - representative image

Experience the magic of the holiday season at Zoo Lights!

Zoo Lights presented by Red River Co-op runs from November 26 - January 2 at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Enjoy breath-taking light displays, live entertainment, tasty treats, and more! Purchase tickets online in advance.

WinterTop50

1.

See why Winnipeg’s newest attraction landed on the cover of TIME magazine and has been raved about across countless publications like Forbes.com and Smithsonianmag.comQaumajuq presents the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in an incredible setting that pays homage to Canada’s Arctic landscape.

2.

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

3.

Feel the energy inside Canada Life Centre as the Winnipeg Jets’ new season takes off with numerous home games this winter.  

4.

Walk underneath everything from swimming polar bears to playful goats at Assiniboine Park Zoo. The zoo is home to 200 species, including Amur tigers, snow leopards, monkeys and red pandas, while its Journey to Churchill is the world’s most comprehensive Arctic species exhibit.

5.

Discover a winter wonderland at FortWhyte Alive where snowshoeing, skiing, skating, ice fishing, birding, and tobogganing on one impressive slide are all on the menu this winter.

6.

Cheer on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they defend the Grey Cup at IG Field.

7.

Be dazzled by the sight of a million lights coming together to form the wondrous displays at Canad Inns Winter Wonderland, Manitoba's largest drive-through light show (Dec 3-Jan 8 at the Red River Ex).

8.

Step into the whimsical world of the Bois-des-Esprit trail, where local artists have carved wood spirits into trees. It is part of the Seine River Greenway in St. Vital.

9.

Have some “me time” at the city’s top spas, including Riverstone at Inn at the ForksTen Spa at the Fort Garry HotelUrban Oasis Mineral SpaSpa Botanica, and the Japanese Pocca Poca Spa.

10.

Get lost in the world’s largest snow maze at Amaze in Corn. The Guinness Record-Breaking maze is often 30,000 sq. ft., featuring two-metre high walls running over 1,300 meters.

11.

See the stars of tomorrow skate today when the Winnipeg Ice take over the Ice Cave at Wayne Fleming Arena in search of WHL glory.

12.

See the zoo shine during the annual Zoo Lights festival, which pairs incredible light displays with live entertainment, tasty treats and more for the whole family. (Nightly from Nov 26 to Jan 2.)

13.

Savour the sweet sounds of The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra who have numerous performances from pops, to classics, to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert this winter.

14.

Laugh, then cry at the beauty of Manitoba Opera as they present the comedy The Telephone and the tragedy La Voix Huamine in one night to kick off the 49th season. (Nov 5-6.)

15.

Enter a world of enchantment at locally owned Toad Hall Toys and Kite and Kaboodle, both of which have a selection of toys, games, puzzles and other treasures that belies belief for the kids on your Christmas list.

16.

Be whisked away across the universe in the Planetarium, stroll the boardwalk of 1920s Winnipeg and see the full scope of a bison hunt at the Manitoba Museum.

17.

Discover how millions of coins from across the globe are made on a tour that’s always on the money at the Royal Canadian Mint.

18.

Explore the English literary canon in the most fabulous way possible when Manitoba Theatre Centre opens up the 2021/22 season with Virgina Woolf’s Orlando. (Nov 25 – Dec 18 at the John Hirsh Mainstage.)

19.

Support local with your purchasing power at the Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market which is open Saturdays and Sundays throughout December and Saturdays starting in January for all your crafts, clothes and foodstuff needs.

21.

Take part in a holiday tradition when Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the Nutcracker from December 18 to 28.

22.

Hear all that jazz throughout the holiday season as the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra present West Side Story Suite on November 21, followed by Felices Fiestas with Trio Bembe on December 5.

23.

Savour the sounds when big name acts return to the city’s stages including The Burton Cummings TheatreCentennial Concert HallClub Regent Event Centre and Canada Life Centre.

24.

Star in your own live eight-bit inspired gaming extravaganza at Activate Games, the world’s first interactive team-based game centre. 

25.

Use clues to solve a unique series of puzzles at Winnipeg’s escape rooms, including Enigma Escapes, The Real Escape and Get Out! Escape Rooms.

26.

View wonderous works at the art galleries of the Exchange District including aceartinc.cre8eryGraffiti Gallery, Mayberry Fine Art and Platform.

27.

Unwind 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!

28.

Let your kids run wild at the city’s massive indoor play structures, Hide N Seek Kid City and Fun Park Indoor Amusement Centre.  

29.

Cheer on the Manitoba Moose at Canada Life Centre, where great deals on seats can always be found for the Jets’ AHL affiliate. 

30.

Shoot for a hole-in-one alongside dinosaurs and sea creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre. 

31.

Unleash your inner kid at the Rec Room, an adult-oriented centre featuring axe-throwing, VR, pool, ping pong, arcades and mighty fine food and drink too.  

32.

Leap to new heights at indoor trampoline park Flying Squirrel. 

33.

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.

34.

Satisfy your need for speed at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track, a 28,000 sq. ft. facility where the pro karts reach speeds up to 60 km! 

35.

Climb to new heights at Vertical Adventures and the Hive, Winnipeg’s premier indoor climbing facilities.  

36.

Experience the wonders of winter on the frozen wetlands at Oak Hammock Marsh, where activities include skating, snowshoeing, and hiking alongside its winged winter inhabitants.  

37.

Blast your opponents in a game of laser tag at Lasertopia, home of the two-level, 4,500 sq. ft. laser tag arena named The Lost City.

38.

Hop around for hops and sours at the breweries of Winnipeg. The city is home to 20 breweries (and a couple distilleries too), many of which have cool tap rooms or restaurants to pair all those IPAs, stouts, goses and kölsch with local eats.

39.

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.

40.

Work on your swing or play a round of miniature golf year-round beneath the soaring ceiling of the Golf Dome.

41.

Unleash your inner barbarian at Lumberjax and Bad Axe Throwing, Winnipeg’s premier axe-throwing venues.

42.

Watch an ensemble cast (some of whom may serve your table) dish out a three-act musical-comedy as you dig into a three-course dinner at Celebrations Dinner Theatre. Celebrations presents Night at the Museum of Rock Stars (Sept 17 – Nov 14) and Rockin’ the Jukebox. (Nov 19 – Feb 6.)

43.

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

44.

Ignite your child’s mind at the Children’s Museum at The Forks, a place brimming with iconic galleries like the Engine House, Illusion Tunnel, Splash Lab and Lasagna Lookout.

45.

Get crafty with your holiday shopping at the Signatures Handmade Market, November 25 to 28 at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.

46.

Switch on to All that Glows at the Manitoba Electrical Museum, an illuminating showcase on the region’s history with Christmas lights. 

47.

Shop in style at CF Polo Park. The city’s top mall features all the big brands from A (Anthro, Apple and Aritzia) – to Z(umiez).

48.

Witness a three-woman saga presented through monologue, dance, and poetry with video and movement when Prairie Theatre Exchange presents The War Being Waged (Nov 3-21) by Cree-Salteaux performer and playwright Darla Contois.

49.

Après skate within The Forks Market where the food kiosks cover everything from Argentinian, to Mexican, to Asian fusion and Italian, and the beer and wine selection from The Common bar is anything but common.

50.

Celebrate the life of Winnipeg artist Cliff Eyland at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Library of Babel features over 1,000 of Eyland’s signature three by five-inch paintings, along with a host of mediums celebrating his forty-year career. https://www.wag.ca/event/library-of-babel/

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