As Manitoba is officially in Stage 4 of the reopening plan, we can now enjoy various attractions and parks in and around Winnipeg.
Here is a list of activities to enjoy in the Winnipeg Area.
For online & drive-in/in-person and virtual events, see things to do this weekend in Winnipeg.
1. Visit Winnipeg Area Museums & Art Galleries
Winnipeg’s attractions are slowly reopening to the public with reduced hours. Check out the attractions that are open.
- Winnipeg Art Gallery’s impressive collection is open for visitors to enjoy.
- During summer months, the WAG’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden is open for all to enjoy. Ride the elevator up to the Penthouse Level (4th Floor) and take in artwork from the WAG collection and views of the city skyline. Feel free to bring your lunch or sketch book and stay a while!
- Located in the heart of Downtown Winnipeg is a small Victorian mansion whose uniqueness will transport you back to the 19th century. Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday | Noon – 4:00 PM by appointment
- Assiniboia Downs is opening dining and wagering in the Club West Lounge from June 2
- Visit one of North America’s largest and most unique Ukrainian cultural and non-profit heritage resource centres. Visit the treasures from the Oseredok’s Collection at its 75 year Anniversary exhibition, ‘Tradition to Modernity’.
- Urban Shaman Gallery upcoming show Weaving Cultural Identities will be open to the public from June 19
- Stoneware Gallery will reopen from June 1; Mondays – Saturdays | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Hear stories and history of Transcona at the Transcona Museum. If you haven’t visited the Museum yet, you can do so now.
- Wondering how to entertain your kids on weekends? Did you know the Manitoba Museum will be open on weekends from June 13? The Museum Galleries will be open, though high-touch/interactive displays, and Nonsuch Ship will be closed to the public.
- Human Rights is an all-time important topic. From June 17th, you can learn more about why understanding Human Rights is so important in today’s world. Plan a trip with your kids to the CMHR.
- Get your tickets to visit Saint-Boniface Museum. Now you can pre-book a Museum visit for one hour.
- Opening on July 21st is the North West Company trading post, Fort Gibraltar, built at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River in 1809-1810.
2. Explore Zoos & Gardens
- Assiniboine Park greenspace and pathways, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, and the English Garden are open.
- Outdoor areas of the Assiniboine Park Zoo are open. Gateway to the Arctic, Stingray Beach, and the Gibbon Pavilion will be open. However, visitors must enter through the main entrance at 2595 Roblin Boulevard and exit at a separate location just west of the main entrance.
3. Enjoy Nature Parks & Areas
- Living Prairie Museum
- FortWhyte Alive – All walking and cycling trails, Nature Shop, The Buffalo Stone Cafe and the Alloway Reception Centre
- Manitoba Provincial Parks
- All Winnipeg Area Parks are open
4. Explore the City
There are a number of free self-guided tours that you can do within Winnipeg. Why not check them out?
5. Go Fishing
No matter what type of fishing mood you are in, if you come to Manitoba, you are bound to find the perfect spot. To help plan your next fishing trip, we scoped out 15 great fishing places in Manitoba. Check out these 15 Great Places to Fish in Manitoba.
If you are looking for a spot closer to home, why not check out FortWhyte Alive? The lakes here are stocked with a variety of fish for catch-and-release fishing.
6. Go Boating
Enjoy canoeing & kayaking in ponds, lakes & rivers. You can rent canoes from:
7. Get Active
Nine streets in Winnipeg are designated as bicycle/active transportation routes until Monday, July 6. These designated routes limit motor vehicle traffic to one block throughout the designated area. Daily | 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Lyndale Drive – Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street
- Scotia Street – Anderson Avenue (at St. Cross Street) to Armstrong Avenue
- Wellington Crescent – Academy Road (at Wellington Crescent) to Guelph Street
- Wolseley Avenue – Raglan Road to Maryland Street
- Assiniboine Avenue – Bedson Street to Westwood Drive
- Churchill Drive – Hay Street to Jubilee Avenue
- Egerton Road – Bank Avenue to Morier Avenue
- Kildonan Drive – Helmsdale Avenue to Rossmere Crescent & Larchdale Crescent to Irving Place
- Kilkenny Drive – Burgess Avenue to Patricia Avenue and Kings Drive
8. Play Sports
- Golf Courses open – Kildonan Park, Crescent Drive, Harbour View, and Windsor Park
- All City-owned play structures and picnic shelter, skate parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, and athletic fields (soccer, baseball, football, etc.)
9. Watch a Movie
Drive-in Theatres are open in Manitoba. Watch a movie under the stars!
10. Eat Out
Several patios are currently open in Winnipeg. Restaurants can reopen from June 1. Enjoy a meal out!
Check out the patios open.
11. Enjoy a Quarantine Concert
There are many free concerts live-streamed every day. Check them out.
12. Enjoy Live Theatre from around the World
With COVID-19 pandemic forcing theatres to shut their doors, many performing art centres have taken to being open virtually.
13. Explore Canada or the World From Home
Explore Canada’s arctic, Winnipeg, National Parks and many more places from Home. Travel to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, discover Egypt’s Heritage Sites from tombs to monasteries or take a trip on scenic trains in Europe virtually.
14. Enjoy in Person Events
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