Winnipeg is not like any other city. It has all that a large city offers but with a small-town feel. Vibrant and hospitable, you’ll find something for all ages, open spaces, festivals, culture, arts, cycling paths, parks, international cuisine, sports, and much more. You’ll be surprised by its beauty and the number of world-class attractions. Here are but some of our recommendations of must-sees, which we would be happy to include in an itinerary.
The Forks, located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Over the last 30 years, this abandoned railyard has been transformed into Winnipeg’s foremost destination with recreational, historical and cultural, institutional and commercial offerings, with over 4 million visitors annually. Experience an exceptional array of dining options, fantastic local makers and retailers, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and built features.
Journey to Churchill (Assiniboine Park Zoo)
With the Polar Bear Conservation Center at its center, the 10-acre Journey to Churchill is a window on Canada’s northern climate, wildlife and people. It is one of the most complete projects which bridges the wonders of the Great North, the boreal forests, the Hudson’s Bay coastline, and the tundra, as well as the beauty of the northern lights. In addition to the nine saved polar bears that can be seen in various areas of the exhibit, the center also features muskox, wolves, snowy owls, arctic fox, caribou and more. The 360-degree theatre presents a short video of the history and culture of the arctic.
Thermëa Nordic Spa
This relaxation and healing center focuses on thermotherapy and relaxation techniques, offering a multisensory experience in a natural and peaceful environment. It includes four outdoor pools, four saunas, an exfoliation center, a restaurant and several indoor and outdoor relaxation sites.
Canada’s Diversity Gardens (2021)
Canada’s Diversity Gardens will open its doors in 2021. It will be a combination of gardens as well as a meeting and event center, surrounded by plants that are essential to life. It will feature plants that form various cultures around the world, used for medicins, food and other uses. Plants are the one common element that unites all cultures.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the only national museum outside Canada’s capital and an excellent center for teaching and dialogue on human rights and social inclusion. With its eleven superb galleries, a tour of the museum will not leave you indifferent. It is an architectural work of art located in the center of the city of Winnipeg and is a beacon in the struggle for equality for all people.