Looking for fun ways to spend a day with family or friends in and around Winnipeg? Here is a list of fun activities to do in and around (within 2 hours drive) Winnipeg.
From things to do in Winnipeg with kids (from toddler to teen), day trips, ideas for summer staycations, and entertainment, you will find something to suit your taste that will make sure that you will have a fun-filled stay in Winnipeg.
1. Zoos, Farms & Petting Zoos
2. Attractions – Museums & Historic Sites.
3. Amusement Parks & Fun Centres
4. Outdoor, Nature Adventures, and Day Trips
5. Theatre, Music & Festivals
1. Zoos, Farms & Petting Zoos
Assiniboine Park Zoo
With animals from all over the world, Assiniboine Park Zoo is a great place for family fun. Greet kangaroos and emus at the Australian Walkout, see the beautiful butterflies inside the colourful Butterfly garden during spring, get in touch with nature at the interactive Kinsmen Discovery centre. Get to know Bisons at the Boreal Forest, the majestic lions and tigers at the Animals of Asia, and learn about pioneer era at the McFeetors Heavy Horse Centre. Explore tropical paradise and its inhabitants at the Toucan Ridge and take a trip to Churchill in the Journey to Churchill exhibit and visit polar bears and other tundra animals.
Cost: Adults (18 – 59) – $20.50; Seniors (60+) – $17.75; Youth (13 – 17 years) – $17.75; Children (3 – 12 years) – $11.25; Under 3 years – Free. GST extra
Birds Hill Park Ranch
Located 20 minutes east of Winnipeg, visitors to the Birds Hill Park Ranchcan enjoy horseback riding. Go for a trail ride around the Birds Hill Park and see deer, owls, and other animals.
Cost: Varies with the ride
Deer Meadow Farms
Have a fun day at the farm, visit the animals in their pens, see miniature cows in the pasture, go on wagon train rides, try goat milking, climb the tower of bales, the tired mountains, and enjoy a game of Farmer Golf. Take part in their annual Pumpkin Festival.
Cost: Spring/Summer Admission Rates: $11/person ages 3 & Up; Fall Admission Rates (Sept – Oct): $12/person ages 3-11; $13/person ages 12 & Up
Storybook Lane: Add $7/person; Forbidden Forest: $28/person (Includes Farm Admission)
A Maze in Corn
Enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn wagon, navigate the corn maze, be a cowboy or cowgirl on the pony, climb the 20-feet tall giant bale pyramid and visit the petting zoo at A Maze in Corn. Pumpkin Barns are packed with pumpkins that you can pick for Halloween.
Cost: Admission: $12 / person; $10 4-12 year old; 3 and under are free. Includes: Entrance fee, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Bale Pyramid
Cost: Petting Farm: $10/person
Family Friendly Daytime Haunt: Adult (10+) $15; Child (2-9) (does not include admission to Barn of Doom) $10
Fear By Night: All tickets: $30; RIP Speed Pass: $50
Go for Strawberry and Raspberry picking and thepetting zoo.
Cost: Varies with activity
Located minutes from Winnipeg, Miracle Ranch is the perfect western setting for a group, family, and individual horseback riding fun! Come make memories with friends & horses – Rain or Shine or Snow. The Ranch also provides riding lessons.
Cost: Trail rides: 1 hour rides: $30/person; Pony ride: $35/person/half-hour, $45/person/hour; Hay & Sleigh rides (winter): $175.00 (day), or $195.00 (evening) minimum charge per ride for the first 20 riders. Extra riders are $8/person
Falcon Beach Ranch
Situated in the beautiful, rugged Whiteshell Provincial Park at Falcon Lake, Falcon Beach Ranch is an easy 75-minute drive east of Winnipeg, on Highway # 1. With friendly ambience, peaceful surroundings with a western setting, visitors here are assured of a wonderful time. Go on trail rides, pony rides, or wagon rides and soak up the fresh air or go horseback riding. Those who want to extend their stay can rent their cabins overnight or camp. Details
Cost: Trail ride (1 hour): $35 – $49; Trail ride (40 minute): $26 – $40; Pony rides: $10 – $22; Wagon ride: $12 – $16 (Minimum price required – $125); Sleigh ride: $12 – $16 (Minimum price required – $125)
2. Attractions – Museums & Historic Sites
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Enrich your understanding of aviation history and evolution of flight while browsing through a display of civilian and military air crafts. Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.
Currently relocating. New location to be open in 2020
Cost: Adult: $10.00; Seniors & Students: $7.50; Children (ages 3-12): $5.00; Family rate (2 adults / 3 children): $25.00; Children (Age 2 and Under): Free
Manitoba Children’s Museum
Housed in the oldest surviving train repair facility in Western Canada, the Manitoba Children’s Museum has lots of interactive hands-on activities for kids. Build your own cityscape, go on a ride as you enjoy the outerspace to the deep sea, learn how to run a train, or have a splashing fun time here.
Cost: $11.00 (+GST) per person
Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre
Journey through Manitoba’s electrical history from 1870s to the present! Discover the beginnings of hydroelectricity to the evolution of modern appliances at the Museum See the 1940’s farm kitchen, the giant talking robot, and the streetcar.
Cost: $3/person, children 5 years & under Free
Royal Canadian Mint
Do you want to see the place that produces every single Canadian circulation coin? Want to learn how metal strips are converted to coins? Go on a tour to the Royal Canadian Mint.
Weekdays: Adult (18+) $8; Kids (5 – 17) $4.50; Senior (65+ with ID) $7; Family (Up to two adults and two children) $20; Infants (4 & under): Free.
Weekends: Adult (18+) $6; Kids (5 – 17) $3.50; Senior (65+ with ID) $5.25; Family (Up to two adults and two children) $18; Infants (4 & under): Free.
Winnipeg Railway Museum
Explore the history of railways at the Railway museum. Climb abroad trains and learn all about trains both old and new.You can also see the first steam locomotive of the Canadian prairies known as the Countess of Dufferin.
Adults : $5.00, Students (6 – 16) : $3.00, Children accompanied by parent: Free
Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regimental Museum
For a lesson on the regimental history, visit the Regimental Museum where you can see military artefacts, documents and more on the regiment from 1883 to the present.
The Manitoba Museum
Go on a journey through the Ancient Seas to a 17th century England waterfront to the outer space and back in time to the 1920s at The Manitoba Museum. Join the fun, see the hands-on exhibits and take part in interactive activities.
Each area of The Manitoba Museum (Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium) is called an “area”.
1 Area: $11.50 – $19.50; 2 Areas: $16.40 – $27.90; 3 Areas: $19.20 – $32.70
This beautifully restored home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald is built in Queen Anne Style architecture and furnished in Victorian style. Meet the Macdonald family and the things they used. Learn about the city of Winnipeg during the late 1800so and early 1900s. Walk around the beautiful heritage garden. Dalnavert Museum
Cost: Adults: $6.00; Seniors: $5.00; Students: $5.00; Children: $4.00
Oseredok: Ukrainian Cultural And Educational Centre
Learn about Ukrainian cultural and heritage at one of North America’s largest resource centre. You can see maps, documents, rare books, works of art. Don’t forget to visit the gift shop to get Ukranian gifts. Ukrainian Cultural And Educational Centre
Ross House Museum
This Winnipeg Landmark Heritage Structure is the first post office in Western Canada and houses artifacts, monuments relevant to the early history of Manitoba. Ross House Museum
Cost: Free. Donations are welcome
Le Musee de St. Boniface Museum
Did you know that the Le Musee de St. Boniface Museum has over 30,000 artifacts of French-Canadian and Métis heritage? See the Proulx loom, Moïse Richard table and armchair, vintage toys, beautiful beadworks, paintings, sculptures, and drawings. The museum has also a section dedicated to Louis Riel where you can learn all about his life and death.
Cost: General (12+): $7.00, Child (1 -11) : Free, Family :$20.00
Transcona Historical Museum
Dwell into the history of Transcona. Here, you can see telephone, typewriters and calculators, games, and toys; sports memorabilias, dresses, accessories and many more stuff used by people of the town of Transcona. Transcona Historical Museum
Living Prairie Museum
Home to over 160 species of prairie plants and wildlife is this 3 hectare (32acre) tall grass prairie preserve. When the Prairie Crocus blooms, you can visit the Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre which conducts special programs and guided hikes.
Seven Oaks House Museum
One of the oldest surviving residences in Manitoba, the log buildings give a picture of life at Red River during the 1800’s. The house and its furnishings recapture the style when John Inskter and his family lived displaying amazing old-world woodwork, a root cellar, bison horn furniture. John Inkster’s original store and post office are also open for viewing.
Cost: By donation
Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park
With an extensive collection of military aircrafts, the Air Force Heritage Museum beckons the old and the young alike. The Park contains rare artifacts including Victoria Crosses and Battle of Britain lace tapestries.
Cost: Free. Appointment required
St. Vital Museum
Visit the St. Vital Museum to learn the history of St. Vital. This is the place to go. Depicting the history of St. Vital, its pioneers, the Museum is a treasure trove on St. Vital including fine arts, decorative displays including ceramics, porcelain & pottery, metalwork, archival materials, films, and videos.
Cost: Free. Donations are welcome.
Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre
This hands-on facility has many exciting and interactive exhibits exploring the ways in which food is made in Canada. See a live pig barn, leaarn about farming practices in Canada and more. Farm & Food Discovery Centre.
Cost: Adults $5.00 (plus GST); Youth (3-16), student, senior (60+) $3.50 (plus GST); Family (1-2 adults & 1-4 youth) $15.00 (plus GST); Ages (0-2) Free
Naval Museum of Manitoba
You will be welcomed by the sailor at the Naval Museum of Manitoba. You don’t want to miss this place with its display of naval guns, ship, and other paraphernalia.
Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archives
Photographs, weapons, medals, uniforms, artifacts and archival materials displaying Canadian military’s contribution are all here at the Fort Garry Horse Museum and Archives. On the parade square, you can see the wheeled rocket launcher, demolition vehicle, and dispatch rider’s motorcycle. Outside the building you can see a vintage Sherman tank, a Lynx tracked reconnaissance vehicle.
Cost: Admission is free, donations are accepted.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Inspiring its visitors and teaching them about human rights and freedom, with various programs and interactive activities is the first national museum located outside the National Capital Region – the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Cost: Adult (18 – 64 years) $21; Youth (7 – 17 years) $10; Post-Secondary Student (with ID) $17; Senior (65+ with ID) $17; Family (Up to two adults and four children/youth) $52; Children younger than 7: Free; Members: Free.
Fire Fighters Museum
Firefighting has changed a lot from 1882 to now. See how much at theFire Fighters Museum.
Cost: Adults: $3.00; Youth: $2.00; Children (6 – 12): $1.50; Under 5 Free
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
Canada’s only Museum of craft featuring contemporary and historical craft in this province. With a growing collection of over 10,000 artifacts including ceramics, crochet, embroidery, laces, quilts, sculpture, woodworks and more. C2 Centre for Craft
Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia
Once owned by William Brown and Charlotte Omand, this historical house built in 185 contains period pieces from St. James-Assiniboia area and surroundings in the 1860-1890s. Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia
Jewish Museum of Western Canada
Currently being transformed. With information about the Jewish community, a photographic gallery, a Holocaust museum, an exhibit on sports, exhibits and artifacts pertaining to Jeswish history, Jewish Museum of Western Canada can tell you all you want to know.
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
A great experience for sports fans!! The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame showcases over one hundred years of sport history in Manitoba. See the AVCO Cup, the Clara Hughes’ bike from the ’96 Olympics!
Cost: Adults (18-60) – $5; Teens (13-17) & Seniors 60+ – $3; Children (12 and under) – $2
Manitoba Legislative Building
A priceless monument that stands as a symbol of Manitoba and its people. See the Golden Boy, the grand staircase flanked on either sides by bisons, the rotunda, the murals, the ceremonial mace. Take a guided tour of the building to learn about its history. You can watch the proceedings from the visitors gallery when in session. Details
Explore contemporary, aboriginal art by visiting art galleries and set the spark for creative imagination.
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Historic Sites in and within two Hours of Winnipeg.
St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park
Take a step back in time while you discover the history of the aboriginal people, and the beginning of the agricultural French-Canadian community. Visit the restored Turenne and Bohémier houses located in the park. You can go fishing, or on a walk along the La Salle River exploring the grounds.
Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park
Known as the Birthplace of Winnipeg, the recently opened Heritage Park was a centre of trade and later the administrative and judicial body of the Red River Settlement. Learn about the place where Louis Riel formed the Provisional Government, the governors house, about the food grown at the Kitchen Garden, and the many historic buildings.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Immerse yourself in the stories of First-Nationspeople, the history of Fur trading by Hudson’s Bay Company. Walk amongst Canada’s oldest collection of stone fur trade buildings. With games, interactive stories, and treasure hunts, and other activities you family can have a wonderful time here.
Cost: Adult $7.80; Senior $6.55 ; Youth Free
Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park
This brick and stone remains of French architecture along the La Salle River are ruins of Our Lady of the Prairies Monastery. While visiting you can learn about the French-Canadian monks known as the Trappistswho lived and worked here. The scenic gardens are ideal for meditation and relaxation. A great place for birdwatching,
The Forks National Historic Site
Walk along the Esplanade Riel Bridge, dine or shop at The Forks Market, see the final resting place of Louis Riel, take part in the interpretive programs or the see the cityscape while taking a river tour and the many places here. The Forks
Cost: Adult $3.90; Senior $3.40; Youth Free
Lockport Provincial Heritage Park
Visit one of Manitoba’s most important archaeological sites used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years and explore the interpretive trail, “Gifts of the Red” . Lockpart Provincial Park
Riel House National Historic Site
Share stories about the Métis leader and the founder of Manitoba, Louis Riel and the daily life of the Métis with your children. Take a self-guided tour or enjoy the various outdoor games, take part in interpretive activities. Riel House National Historic Site
Cost: Adult $3.90; Senior $3.40; Youth Free
St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site
St. Andrew’s Rectory, a limestone building is a good place to learn about the history of St. Andrews people, the role of the Church in the settlement of the Red River. During summer take art in tees and also creative fun activities. St. Andrew’s Rectory National Historic Site
Cost: Adults (18 – 64): $10; Seniors (65+): $9; Students & Children (3 – 17): $8; Children 2 and under: Free
Walking or Cycling to FortWhyte: Free admission
Originally a North West Company trading post, Fort Gibraltar is the site of Festival du Voyageur. This popular tourist attraction offers interactive and educational guided tours about the fur trade era. Relive the daily life of the inhabitants, visit the blacksmith shop, the trading post, and the winterer’s cabin.
Cost: Adult (18+) $10.00; Youth (6-17)/Senior (65+) $6.00; Child (5 and under) Free with purchase of an adult admission; Family: $26 (Up to 2 adults and 4 youths or seniors)
Exchange District National Historic Site
Take a walking tour to explore one of North America’s unique and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. Did you know that this historic district has approximately 150 heritage buildings? If you are a foodie, you can take one of the food tours to taste the culinary delights of Winnipeg’s Exchange District. A great place for shopping with a range of clothing, jewellery, toys, music and vintage shops as well as public art galleries.
Cost: Free admission
Grant’s Old Mill
Head to Portage Ave to see the working replica of an old grist mill and later enjoy picnic on the grounds. Grant’s Old Mill
Cost: By donation
Parc Elzéar Goulet Park
Named in honour of Métis leader Elzéar Goulet, Elzéar Goulet Park is located in St. Boniface on the banks of the Red River.
Cost: Free admission
3. Amusement Parks & Fun Centres
Great Big Adventure
If you are wondering how to entertain your child, you might want to head out to theGreat Big Adventure. Their massive play structure with 20 foot slides and the large mini-sticks area will keep your child running around. Their play structure is enjoyed by children all the way up to 12 years old.
Cost: Toddler (3 and under): $6.25; Children (4 and up): $9.25
Check out Winnipeg’s largest indoor rock climbing facility atVertical Adventures!
Cost: Day Pass: Adult $15; Youth $11.
Kid City has it all. Fun-packed indoor play centre with laser-maze, play structures, Mini cars, and more for your little ones to enjoy. Kid City!
Cost: Kids (3 & up): $11.95; Toddlers: $9.95; Infants (under 12 months, otherwise $2.95): Free, with a paying admission
Have some ‘Xtreme fun’ at Xtreme Tactics with tactical war games and tactical target shooting.
Cost: Practical Shooting: Cost: $10 for a punch card of FIVE course runs (using your own personal weapon, power source and ammunition)
Cost with Rental: $20 for a punch card of FIVE course runs. A rental gun, high capacity magazine and 1000 rounds of ammunition. Pistol Packages: $18 – $45.
Feel the need for speed? Intense indoor kart racing that would set the adrenaline pumping. Speedworld
Cost: Arrive & Drive Race Kart | 1 race $16; 2 races $30; 3 races $40
Arrive & Drive Sprint Kart | 1 race $14; 2 races $26; 3 races $35
U-Puttz Amusement Centre
U-Puttz Amusement Centre is your place for glow-in-the-dark family entertainment! Featuring Glow-In-The-Dark Mini Golf, Post-Apocalyptic themed Rush Laser Tag Arena and “Krazy” Bumper Cars, U-Puttz promises glowing fun!
Cost: Golf $7.50; Laser Tag $7.50; Bumper Cars $5.00. Under 2 free with paid admission.
Offering you the experience of a lifetime, Lasertropia brings together attractions, new experiences, and an amazing array of games. The minimum age is 6 years old to play laser tag.
Cost: 1 Game $7.99; 2 Games $14.99; 3 Games $19.99
Jack Pott’s Thrill Zone
Interactive & redemption games for all ages at Jack Pott’s Thrill Zone!
Cost: See website for details
Jump in and have fun in Trampoline parks. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park – Details
Cost: 30-Minutes $14.99; 60-Minutes $18.99; 90-Minutes $22.99; Unlimited Jump $24.99
Glow $25; Toddler Time: $12.99
The Forks National Historic Site Playground
Let the kids have a fun time in the water park. The Forks National Historic Site Playground
Cost: Adult $3.90; Senior $3.40; Youth Free
The Club d`escalade de Saint-Boniface Ice Climbing Tower
The 3 sided permanent ice tower, situated at 141 Messager Street offers a variety of ice climbing in varying degrees of difficulty.
Cost: Ice tower: CESB member: $10; All others: $40
Tinkertown Family Fun Park
An outdoor amusement parkwith over 20 rides and attractions – the place for fun in the summer!
Cost: Admission to Tinkertown is free. However, everyone must have a Wrist Band or Ride Ticket (except adults holding a child on the carousel) in order to use rides.
Grand Prix Amusements
Gear up for the excitementonly racing can provide! Includes mini-golf, bumper cars and boats, batting cages, water balloons, space ball, shooting gallery, and more! Choose from 3 different tracks and 6 different types of Go Karts. For everyone ages 4 & up, there are 18 holes of Pirate theme mini golf.
Cost: Admission is free. Tickets for activities varies.
Prairie Dog Central Railway
If you are looking for unique activities to entertain yourself, you need not look further. Featuring lots of activities and huge fun, the activities here are more than just a train ride.
Cost: Cost vary with the event
Fun Park Amusement Center
Fun for all ages! Indoor Trampoline Park, Dunk Zone, Huge Indoor Tree House, Dodge Ball Zone, Climbing Walls, Zero Gravity Slide, Upstairs Viewing Area for Parents, Arcades, Laser Tag Zone and more!Fun Park Amusement Center
Cost: Fun Park Pass $25; Laser Tag $9.97; Arcade Pricing: $5 – $100; Play time pricing: 5 years and under $5 – $10.97; 6 years and older $5 – $15.97
Test your aim and have a ‘Hunger Games’ style family fun!
Cost: Shooting Pass: 10.00/Hour
Accompanied Youth (14 & Under): $8.00/ Hour
Bow and Arrow Rental: Traditional Bow $4.00; Compound Bow$ 7.00
Membership: $40 – $65
The Golf Dome
Enjoy Miniature Golf. Details
Cost: Driving Range: Winter rate (November 1 – May 31): $0.50 per minute plus GST
Summer rate (June 1 – October 31): 30% off regular rate, plus GST
Mini Golf: Children (12 & under): $4.50; Adults: $6.50. Additional Round: $2.00 per person
Virtual Golf: Winter rate (November 1 – May 31): $0.50 per minute plus GST
Summer rate (June 1 – October 31): 30% off regular rate, plus GST
Looking to cool off? Fun mountain is an outdoor water park with water slides, heated pools, splash pads, bumper boats, mini-golf and more activities to keep you cool during hot summer days.
Cost: Basic General (Over 48″ tall): $25; Basic Junior (48″ or less): $22; All inclusive General $30, Junior: $27.
The Forks Skateboard Plaza
Enjoy yourself at Canada’s best and largest urbanskate plaza and bowl complex.
Thunder Rapids Amusement Park
Go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, bumper boats, arcade games are all here at the Thunder Rapids Amusement Park.
Cost: Regular: Green Tickets (Kiddie, Jr, Indy, Double Kart, Bumper Boat & Miniature Golf) $6.95; Thunder Kart (Purple Ticket, Must be at least 14 years old) $7.95
Springhill Winter Sports Park
A place for all kinds of winter adventure! The hill stands at 130 vertical feet and has three lifts: one quad chair lift, and two rope tows and includes Manitoba’s top terrain park, a mogul run, a race run, and open areas for learning. Springhill Winter Sports Park.
Cost: Lift Tickets (Day tickets): Adult $32; Student $27; Junior (6-13) $22; Senior (55+) $22
Harbour View Golf Course and Recreation Complex
Located within Kil-cona Park, this recreation complex is designed resemble a Maritime fishing village. Come here to play or enjoy a game of Tennis, miniature golf, horseshoes, deck shuffleboard, lawn bowling, children’s adventure playground and sand volleyball. Enjoy cross country skiing, tobogganing, skating and broomball during winter. Rental skis, skates and broomball equipment, Picnic areas with barbeque pits are available.
Cost: Varies with activity
Canad Inns Winter Wonderland
Manitoba’s largest drive-through light show.
Cost: Advance Price: $15 for one family vehicle up to 7 passengers; Prices at the Gate: Family vehicle/taxi or limo with up to 7 passengers – $20
Enjoy climbing at any of the following locations.
1. The Rock – YFC Climbing Wall
2. U of M Climbing Gym
3. Vertical Adventures.
4. YMCA – YWCA of Winnipeg
5. The Club d`escalade de Saint-Boniface Climbing Wall & Tower
Take your teens and tweens and play a round of paintball. Multiple options available in Winnipeg.
1. Paintball Paradise – Details
2. Splatters Paintball –Details
3. Heartland Paintball – Details
4. Delta Force Paintball – Details
Embark on your mission to unravel a story, explore, solve puzzles and and breakout from the locked room. Winnipeg has a fair share of escape rooms to choose from.
Have a fun day out enjoying the most popular game after soccer! Locations.
Drop in Programs – City of Winnipeg Recreation & Winnipeg Public Library
Winnipeg Public Library offers hundreds of free activities year-round for all ages from concerts to learning to code. Family literacy playgrounds, available in some branches, encourage early literacy learning through play. Browse the At The Library guide for the latest on news and events at the library.
Wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools
Cost: Pools: Child (12 & under) $3.00; Youth (13 – 17) $4.70; Adult (18 – 64) $6.75/ $5.35; Senior(65+) $6.75/$5.35; Family $13.20
Wading pool: Free
Workshops and Other Fun Activities
1. Fun with Paints at Crock A Doodle.
2. Select from among the various cooking classes offered by Food Studio Inc. to cook a traditional German Dinner/Sushi/Thai/Indian/pasta/Dessets and delight your friends and family with your culinary skills.
3. Let your child build a new sleep buddy at Build a Bear Workshop.
4. Nature, Outdoor Fun and Day Trips
Oak Hammock Marsh
Explore Oak Hammock Marsh and take part in the many activities at the interpretive centre. Explore this amazing diversity of wetland birds, take in a guided canoe excursion through the marsh in summer or strap on snowshoes and look for animal tracks in winter. There is something different to see every season.
Cost: Adult $8; Youth (3 – 17 years) $6; Senior (55+) $7; Family (2 adults and 4 children) $26
With lots of native and prairie plant species, the Prairie Garden at the Forks is a good place to enjoy a tranquil stroll.
River Spirit Water Bus
The Forks historic port used to be a hub of activity in older days. Today you can rent a canoe or or board the River Spirit Water Bus to cruise Corydon, the Exchange District, Osborne Village, Downtown and St. Boniface.
Cost: Guided historical 1/2 hour tours departing every 15 minutes from The Forks Historic Port: Adults $11.50; Youth / Seniors $9.50
Parks in Winnipeg
Have a fun day with your family, go for a boat ride, barbeque picnic or enjoy the various recreational facilities in the park. Details
- Kildonan Park
- St. Vital Park
- Little Mountain Park
- King’s Park
- La Barriere Park
- East Maple Grove Park
- Kilcona / Harbourview Recreation Complex
- Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park
- Whittier Park
- Waterfront Drive/Stephen Juba Park
Canoeing, Rafting or Sailing
Enjoy summer and explore Winnipeg’s water ways through sailing, canoeing or rafting. If you are new to this, see Manitoba Paddling Association, Paddle Manitoba, and Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Centre to get started.
Enjoy golf with your friends or family at Winnipeg’s three Municipal golf courses.
Cheer Winnipeg Home Teams
Cheer Winnipeg Home teams as they battle it out for the next champions title. (These are not exactly outdoor activities).
Hike or Bike
Hike or Bike and explore Winnipeg. With several points of interest including Butterfly gardens and Fruit orchard, the 12 km long Bishop Grandin Trail linking Sage Creek to Charleswood is a great way to spend, a glorious day outside.
Visit Farmer Markets
Get the best local produce for your dinner table from the farmers markets in and around Winnipeg.
First Fridaysis a great way to get to know the Exchange District every 1st Friday of each month, all year round.Make a night of it-enjoy supper at a great café, talk to artists in their studios, attend Gallery openings and explore the unique shops. Step into your culture zone & come for a walk in Winnipeg’s original downtown!
Explore Unique Winnipeg & Heritage Tours
Join for guided toursand listen to the stories of Winnipeg’s past OR do a DIY tour to explore Winnipeg.
Day Trips to Provincial Parks
Enjoy a day trip or go camping, and explore glorious nature and outdoor activities at these provincial parks located within 2 hours of Winnipeg. Visiting provincial parks around Winnipeg is your best bet for a rejuvenating day trip.
Have fun at Blue Flag certified Beaches
There are 25 Blue Flag certified Beaches in Canada and three of them are in Manitoba, all located within 2 hours from Winnipeg. Enjoy a glorious summer day taking leisurely swims, strolls along the boardwalk, or trying to master an intricate sand castle creation.
1. Main beach @ Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park
2. Beach @ Town of Gimli
3. West Grand Beach @ Grand Beach Provincial Park
5. Entertainment in Winnipeg
Listen to award winning bands showcasing raw energy and extreme talent at Park Theatre or rock the night out world renowned artists at MTS centre.
Take in contemporary or classical ballet at Royal Winnipeg Ballet, live theatre at Prairie Theatre Exchange, or at Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
There is no dearth of great clubs to unwind after a hard day’s work in Winnipeg.
Treat yourselves to fine local cuisine, craft beer or food from around the world.
There is always something fun going on in Winnipeg, any given week. See weekend events in Winnipegfor more details.
Winnipeg is home to some of the best festivals in Canada. From Winnipeg Comedy Festival in Spring to Fringe Theatre festival and various music festivals in summer to Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival, there is a festival every month to keep you entertained.