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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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Explore the Museum from home

Stay home, stay safe, spend quality time with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights online. Take a virtual tour; download the Museum app to explore even more. There are a variety of ways to connect with its stories and architecture – even from a distance.

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Coming this November #atwag

Born In Power presents Indigenous and Black representation in photography, film, and text from a self-determined lens. The exhibit considers the power of photography and film to capture and create constructs of identity.

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Motel 6

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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.

Explore the Museum from home - representative image

Explore the Museum from home

Stay home, stay safe, spend quality time with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights online. Take a virtual tour; download the Museum app to explore even more. There are a variety of ways to connect with its stories and architecture – even from a distance.

Coming this November #atwag - representative image

Coming this November #atwag

Born In Power presents Indigenous and Black representation in photography, film, and text from a self-determined lens. The exhibit considers the power of photography and film to capture and create constructs of identity.

Motel 6 - representative image

Motel 6

Whether needing a place to stay while in Winnipeg for holiday shopping or whether you just need a night away…why not make it 2? Give us a call and ask about our Christmas BOGO! 204-896-9000

WinterTop50

1.

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.

2.

Navigate the icy walls of the world’s largest snow maze (as verified by Guinness!) at  A Maze in Corn.

3.

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).

4.

See how millions of coins from across the globe are made on a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.

5.

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.

6.

Skate beneath the dazzling lights at night on the on-land trails, play some crokicurl (a game invented in Winnipeg) and do some sliding at Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks.

7.

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

8.

You’ll be dazzled when you stroll through hundreds of nightly light installations that make up Assiniboine Park’s Zoo Lights Festival (dates TBA)

9.

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)

10.

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 February 2021.

11.

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.

12.

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.

13.

Feel the rush as you slide around some of the city’s toboggan hills like Bunn’s Creek, Crescent Drive, Frasers Grove, Kildonan ParkSt. Vital Park, and Whittier Park, while full-on toboggan slides are located at Assiniboine Park, Civic Park, Harbourview Recreation Complex and Westview Park.

14.

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.

15.

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

16.

Reach new heights at Winnipeg’s rock-climbing studios, The Hive and Vertical Adventures.

17.

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.

18.

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)

19.

Perform experiments in the Splash Lab and test your perception in the Illusion Tunnel at the Children’s Museum.

20.

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.

21.

Relax and unwind at some of the city’s top spas like Riverstone at Inn at the Forks, the Clarion’s Urban Oasis Mineral Spa, and Ten Spa at The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre.

22.

Try your luck at poker, VLTs, Keno and more at Club Regent CasinoMcPhillips Station Casino and Shark Club Gaming Centre.

23.

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.

24.

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.

25.

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.

26.

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

27.

View wonderous works at the art galleries of the Exchange District including aceartinc., cre8eryGraffiti GalleryMayberry Fine Art and Platform:  Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts.

28.

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.

29.

 Let the kids run wild at Hide N Seek, Kid City, and Fun Park Amusement Centre, the city’s fun centres that are built specifically for tots.

30.

Putt for birdie alongside dinosaurs and sea creatures at U-Puttz Amusement Centre.

31.

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.

32.

Have a laugh at Rumor’s Comedy Club where this winter’s lineup includes Jon Dore, Darryl Lenox, Ivan Decker and Mike Vecchione.

33.

Embark on a shopping experience full of local makers all under one roof at The Forks Market. Their onsite bar, The Common, will also make your retail experience that much more enjoyable.

34.

Leap to new heights at the indoor trampoline park Flying Squirrel.

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

38.

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

39.

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

40.

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.

41.

Get in on the act at Celebrations Dinner Theatre where your server is part of a performance that includes a three-course dinner and the musical-comedy Pitched Perfect Golden Girls (November 26 to January 31).

42.

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.

43.

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.

44.

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!

45.

Unleash your inner barbarian at  Axe Throwing Winnipeg, Bad Axe Throwing Winnipeg and Lumberjax  Axe Throwing

46.

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.

47.

Get your flow on at Yoga Public, the city’s largest studio where classes range from ashtanga, to floating, restorative and TRX too.

48.

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.

49.

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.

50.

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.

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