Winter Top 50
Pick up a Winnipeg Attractions Pass and save big on five of the city’s top attractions with one and three-day options.
Skate, walk, fat tire bike or ski along the Nestaweya River Trail, which this year features even more new warming huts from architecture and design firms from around the world.
Embark on a journey that takes you from darkness to light through the thought-provoking and unshakable interactive galleries of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Marvel at exhibits, life-sized dioramas and incredible fossils that tell the story of the land you are on –– which has hosted everything from Métis bison hunts to thousands of years of Indigenous ingenuity to Cretaceous-era pliosaurs when it was a prehistoric seaway –– at the Manitoba Museum.
See why top design and arts publications all have raved about Winnipeg Art Gallery-Qaumajuq, home to the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art along with incredible works that span the Renaissance to now in a variety of mediums.
Feel the crunch of snow below your feet at FortWhyte Alive where winter activities include a massive toboggan run, snowshoeing, lake skating and bison watching.
Get lost in the world’s largest snow maze at Amaze in Corn where you’ll find massive snow sculptures and buildings, snow games, sleigh rides and an adults-only Snow Bar. Tentative opening January 26.
Catch so much live music, stroll amongst huge snow sculptures and treat yourself to decadent French food at Festival Du Voyageur (February 16 – 25), Western Canada’s largest winter festival where the city’s Francophone, Métis, Indigenous and fur-trading history is celebrated.
Take a tour that’s always on the money at the Royal Canadian Mint where you can cash in on collector’s items and see how coins from around the globe are made.
Dine on ice from tasting menus by acclaimed chefs from across the globe (along with plenty of local talent too!) during RAW:almond (January 25 – February 18), a winter pop-up restaurant event like no other.
Soak away your stresses in thermal pools, sweat it up in saunas and steam rooms and dine in your robe on fabulous farm-to-table fare at Thermëa, the city’s ultimate open-air Scandanavian spa.
Take a seat and see the curtain rise as Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (January 9 – February 3) and The Mountaintop (February 14 – March 9) on the Mainstage, and Among Men (January 24 – February 10, and Piano Teacher (February 28 – March 16) at the Warehouse.
Inspire young minds at the Children’s Museum where they can explore and interact with galleries like the Splash Lab, Mellow Marsh, Tot Spot, Lasagna Lookout, and the Illusion Tunnel.
Experience winter at the most tranquil Oak Hammock Marsh where you can hike, snowshoe, skate and lunch while looking out on the frozen wetland from the Oak Hammock Café.
Unleash your inner Lebowski at Uptown Alley, a family friendly facility featuring 5 and 10-pin bowling, arcades, laser tag, and some mighty tasty house made food.
Enter historic aircrafts and let your imagination hit peak ceiling at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.
Duck lasers, jump floor tiles, and shoot hoops all while generating points for your team at Activate Games, an interactive, high-tech physical gaming centre that started in Winnipeg and has now taken the world by storm.
Listen to the moving movements of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra who conduct numerous concerts throughout the winter, from classics to pop to performances fit for the whole family.
Showcase your best moves for the jumbotron at always fun and affordable Manitoba Moose games at Canada Life Centre.
Throw axes, have dinner and drinks, and play pool, ping pong and all manner of games at the Rec Room.
Bounce around, scale walls or just chill in a massage chair as your kids burn off steam at Flying Squirrel indoor trampoline park.
Gaze at countless works of art in the Exchange District’s art galleries, which includes aceartinc, Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, and Mayberry Fine Art.
Shop ‘til you drop at Outlet Collection Winnipeg where you’ll find more than 100 fashion brands including Kate Spade, Under Armour, Nike and Old Navy
Carve up the slopes at Springhill Sports Park, the area’s best bet for downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing with its four lifts (including a quad chair!) and Manitoba’s best terrain park.
Swing through some of the world’s best courses virtually, play a round of mini golf, then grip it and rip it from the three-tier driving range at the Golf Dome.
Survey more than 170 years of local history at Le Musee de Saint-Boniface, which is also Winnipeg’s oldest building.
Spark your imagination at the Manitoba Electrical Museum, which illuminates the region’s history of hydroelectricity.
Witness an exhilarating performance from Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers as they present New Creation by award-winning Métis choreographer Jera Wolf from February 23 – 25.
Get your glow on at U-Puttz Amusement Centre, a place that is all about black lights when it comes to mini golf, laser tag, and bumper cars. Plus, it has a 4D mini cinema too.
Embrace the ice with Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures, who will rent you anything from a fat tire bike to snowshoes, ice trikes, ice bikes and skate assists with super convenient locations at The Forks and FortWhyte Alive.
Put the pedal to the metal at Speedworld Indoor Kart Track where the race karts can hit speeds of 50 kph!
Say I do to the Wonderful Wedding Show at the RBC Convention Centre from February 24 – 25.
Cross-country ski under the lights at Windsor Park Nordic Centre, where you’ll find perfectly groomed trails that can accommodate both traditional and skate-skiing.
Discover arts and crafts and purchase fashions, kitchen accessories and children’s gifts at Oseredok, one of North America's largest Ukrainian heritage resource centres.
Pick your way up to the frozen peak of the Ice Tower in St. Boniface where sweeping views of the downtown skyline await at the summit.