May Long Weekend Events & Activities in Winnipeg
A go-to list of family activities and events taking place during May long weekend in Winnipeg: Friday, May 21 – Monday, May 24, 2021
For other weekend activities including adult activities, see Things to do this weekend in Winnipeg.
Enjoy the Outdoors Safely. Be mindful of health advisories. Maintain a physical distance of two meters from people outside your household. Always wear a mask when you are in a shared space, either indoors or outdoors. The places and activities mentioned in the article are merely suggestions. Do not travel if public health orders do not recommend travelling during the long weekend.
Saturdays | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, 3514 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg
Enjoy a walk
There are many places in Winnipeg to enjoy a walk and explore. It can be your neighborhood or a nearby park, you will surely enjoy discovering many aspects of the region you explore. For more details see 25 Hiking Trails In and Around Winnipeg.
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… the Long Weekend! Even if you want to stay indoors or in your backyard, you can still enjoy a great time. Freshen up your space with beautiful blooms from your own garden or your local florist. Order a snack or dinner from your local bakery or restaurant.
Paddle the Peg
Paddling is a safe way o explore Winnipeg’s waterways and see the City in a whole new light. There are many places you can check out on a paddle including the calm waterways of Sturgeon Creek, alongside the scenic Bois-des-Esprits trail, and more. Details
On This Spot
If you are into history, you would like this unique way of understanding the past. On This Spot is an app-based tour that creates then-and-now photos on two historical walking tours – Winnipeg’s history from 1870-1912 and 1913-1945. Each stop in the tour has photos of the then period, which walkers can use to compare with the present. Details
For more self-guided tours that you can do see, Self-Guided Tours To Do in Winnipeg
Fish with your little ones in the Red rivers or in the Assiniboine rivers. Manitoba Provincial Parks are great places to fish.
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Discover Nature Attractions in Winnipeg
Winnipeg has many green spaces to explore. Be it the beautiful Assiniboine Park or the quiet artful Leo Mol Sculpture Garden or the biking routes at the La Barriere Park, the natural hot spots in Winnipeg are a great place to relax or get some much-needed exercise after days at home. Details
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A Weekend Getaway
Looking to spend some time relaxing? Fairmont Winnipeg has different packages that are suitable for an enjoyable night or two. Details
Fairmont Winnipeg, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg
There are many routes and parks in Winnipeg to enjoy a ride. Use Winnipeg’s Cycling Map to plan your next route. Details
There are many Provincial Parks and campgrounds in Manitoba where you can spend overnight. In addition to camping, provincial parks offer many activities for a multi-day adventure that makes the journey worthwhile.
Picnic in the Park
Order a takeout of your favourite goodies from a local restaurant or bakery. Check out the Limitless Picnic kit by Fairmont Winnipeg. This not only supports local businesses but also saves you the hassle of preparing for the picnic. So pick up your order and head to your neighbourhood park or one of the many picnic sites in the city.
Adventure on a Page
Books are great sources of adventure. Although Winnipeg Public Library locations are closed, online services are still available open. Get started on your reading adventure. Details
Pick up at various Library Branches, Winnipeg
Free with your WPL card
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Enjoy Musical Concerts
Tune in and listen to live music streamed from all over the world! Details
Watch Theatre Performances
One positive outcome of the pandemic is that you can now access theatre performances from all over the world online. See what’s on the show this weekend. Details
Take-out and Support Local
Support local businesses by ordering a take-out from Winnipeg restaurants. Check out Restaurants Open for Take-Out and Delivery During COVID-19.
Explore the World From Home
With travel being restricted, there are no ways to physically enjoy a trip to distant places. But the good news is you can explore these places virtually. From Canada’s arctic, cities, National Parks to international or outer space destinations like the international space station, Egypt’s Heritage Sites, and scenic train rides, you can now enjoy many travel destinations virtually.
Visit Provincial Parks
Manitoba Provincial Parks are great places to spend your day with nature. Here, you can enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing, and more enjoyable activities. Details
Regular provincial park fees