Things to Do in Winnipeg in June

A go-to list of family activities and events in Winnipeg in June.

For other weekend activities including adult actcivities, 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 outside your community or city.

Summer Family Fishing Weekend

Anglers may fish without a licence throughout the province and keep up to a conservation licence limit of fish. This includes four walleye/sauger, four northern pike, two smallmouth bass, one lake trout, one channel catfish and two stocked trout. Regular limits apply for anyone who already has a regular angling licence.

June 12-13, 2021

Enjoy Free Fishing and Free Admission to Manitoba Provincial Parks

Farmer’s Market

Shop the local produce and wares from the Farmer’s Market! Their online market makes it easy to browse their products online with drive-in pick-up. Details

Saturdays | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, 3514 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg

Free

The Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer

June 20th marks the 23rd Annual walk/run for prostate cancer. This signature event is one of Prostate Cancer Foundation BC (PCFBC) largest fundraisers which allows us to continue to promote awareness, assist support groups, and support research. Details

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Wherever You Are

Free to $35

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival

Explore 35 films from Indigenous artists and filmmakers from around the world. Find animated films, documentaries, short films, feature lengths films and music videos, among others. Details

May 31 – June 7, 2021

Online

$25

In Conversation with Sheila Jordan: A Life In Jazz

Enjoy an exclusive online conversation with Jazz Winnipeg’s Zachary Rushing as he digs deep with the legendary vocalist, Sheila Jordan on her life in jazz. Details

June 22, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Online via Zoom

$16.93

Enjoy a Water Ride

Head down to the Forks harbour to enjoy a scenic tour of Winnipeg’s downtown waterways. Splash Dash Tours offers a half-hour guided tour every 15 minutes, seven days a week. Details

Daily | 10:00 AM – Sunset (Usually opens on Father’s Day Weekend)

Bike to Art

Explore the artwork that brightens our city on a bike. Download the Winnipeg Public Art Works App, get outside, learn fun facts, answer trivia questions, start your own art collection, and hear from the artists who created the work. Details

Brain Tumour Walk

On June 27, 2021, join the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for live-streamed opening ceremonies and gather a group of family and friends to #EndBrainTumours.

The Brain Tumour Walk Program raises money to fund brain tumour research, support services, trusted information, and advocacy to help brain tumour patients and survivors live longer, better, and with hope. Details

June 27, 2021

Wherever you are

Fundraiser

MEME 2.0

MEME is Western Canada’s leading electronic music and digital arts festival, featuring four days of concerts, workshops, and performances. Expect to hear the latest international sounds of techno, dub, house, and experimental music in a festive setting that celebrates creativity through technology. Details

June 10 – 13, 2021

Online

Indigenous Day Live

Tune into the IDL festivities on APTN on June 20, 2021. The 2021 edition is hosted by Earl Wood and Janelle Wookey and will feature performances from Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Tom Wilson, iskwē, Neon Dreams, Julian Taylor and Charlotte Cardin. Details

June 20, 2021

Online

Enjoy a walk

There are many places in Winnipeg to enjoy a walk and explore. It can be your neighbourhood 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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Spotlight: 50th Anniversary

Spotlight is a family-friendly ballet that will delight audiences of all ages as a story about an adventure to invert justice, exploring fact and fantasy, truth and lies, and of course, love. Details

June 4 – 5, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Online

$25

Explore a National Historic Site

You can now enjoy a self-guided audio tour of the Exchange District. Choose from four distinct walking tours each of which covers a different theme and quadrant of the historic district. Each tour is less than 1 km with 10 minutes of listening which makes it easy to be enjoyed separately or together as a loop. Details

For more self-guided tours that you can do see, Self-Guided Tours To Do in Winnipeg

Enjoy a Sweet Ride

Take a ride to your local bakery, ice cream or coffee shop and pick up your favourite sweet treat! If you bike over to Chaeban Ice Cream, Tall Grass Prairie Bread Co., or Constance Popp Chocolates, you could receive a free Bike Week treat! Just let them know you’re participating! Details

June 8, 2021

Chaeban Ice Cream, 390 Osborne Street
Tall Grass Prairie Bread Co., 859 Westminster Avenue
Constance Popp Chocolates, 180 Provencher Boulevard

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2021 MCO Spring Festival

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s spring festival is happening. Details

June 1, 6, 9, 15, 2021

Westminster United Church, Westminster Avenue, Winnipeg

Pass $90 – $180

Go Fishing

 

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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Canada Life Free Sundays @ WAG

Enjoy free admission to the WAG on Sunday, June 13th. Free Sunday now includes Qaumajuq, an innovative new museum dedicated to Inuit art and culture that’s connected to the WAG on all levels! Discover the 185,000-square-foot cultural campus that is WAG-Qaumajuq, including the stunning Visible Vault showcasing thousands of carvings, the inaugural exhibition INUA, and much more. Details

Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg

Free; Register

Alive in the Woods

Alive in the Woods are self-guided experiences that will help you see and interact with nature in a new way – and inspire you to keep looking for ways to connect and do good for the planet long after your visit.

Take part in various nature-inspired activities, crafts, games, and exploration, and let your adventurous side come to life. Each week we will feature a different activity geared towards varying ages, helping you get connected with nature. Details

Saturdays, until June 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg

Free with regular admission

Dinosaurs Uncovered

Assiniboine Park Zoo is reopening on June 15, just in time to celebrate a weekend out with Dad. The re-opening of the Zoo will include the Dinosaurs Uncovered exhibit. Buy your tickets online before visiting. Details

Daily | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Assiniboine Park Zoo, 2595 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg

Child (3-17) $12; Student /Senior (60+) with ID $18.75; Adult (18-59) $21.50

Enjoy Petting Zoo

Take your family to the farm to see animals in their pens, ride on wagon trains, climb the tower of bales, the tired mountains, and more. Details

Weekdays | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Deer Meadow Farms, 67 111 Deacon Rd, Winnipeg

$12/person

Enjoy a Bike Ride

There are many routes and parks in Winnipeg to enjoy a ride. Use Winnipeg’s Cycling Map to plan your next route. Details

Pedal into History

Biking is not only a fun activity but it’s also a great way to explore Manitoba’s History. Choose from one of the four great tours you can do. Details

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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Distant Dinner Party

Join us to learn more about Winnipeg and the West End while enjoying a delicious Italian meal from Sorrento’s that is bound to make your mouth water.

Each Distant Dinner Party ticket will provide you with a full meal from one West End restaurant (meat and vegetarian options), delivered to your door. Details

Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

At Home

$27.54

Virtual Art Tours at Quamajuq

Book a 60-minute virtual tour of the art on display at Qaumajuq, the world’s first Inuit Art Centre. Join one of WAG’s experienced art educators to explore the collection or feature exhibitions and enjoy lively conversations around the art. Details

Tuesday-Sunday | 1:00 PM
Wednesdays & Fridays | 6:30 PM

Online

$250 flat fee per group

Bike Week

Bike Week is a week-long celebration of the bicycle and everyone that rides. Whether you ride for recreation, fitness, transportation, sport, or just for fun, if you enjoy riding a bike, Bike Week is for you! Details

June 7 – 13, 2021

Virtual or self-directed events

Free

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Birding with the Naturalist

Explore the Marsh with the Marsh’s Resident Naturalist, Paula Grieef, as you look for spring migrants. This is the best time of the year to watch birds as they are sporting their beautiful nuptial plumage. Details

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Oak Hammock Marsh, 1 Snow Goose Way, Stonewall

$10

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Goat Yoga

Enjoy goat Yoga. Goat Yoga is fun as goats are very social and love being around people. Details

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 6:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Deer Meadow Farms, 67 111 Deacon Rd, Winnipeg

$20

Go Camping

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. You may use the campsite vacancy tool to find available locations.

Kidsfest 2021 Drive-in

The Winnipeg International Children’s Festival will take place at the Red River Ex grounds and offer two 90 minute shows (with intermission) on each of the three Festival days. Performing artists will include Al Simmons, Splash ‘N Boots, The Street Circus Show, The Summer Bear Dance Troupe and hip-hop sensation Dammecia Hall in a safe, distanced environment with limited capacity. Details

June 11-13, 2021

Red River Exhibition Park, 3977 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

$21.73

Picnic in the Park

Order a takeout of your favourite goodies from a local restaurant or bakery. 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. See our article on 15 Parks to Enjoy a Picnic in Winnipeg.

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Enjoy a Sunset Paddle

Explore the marsh in a canoe or kayak in the evening. Bring Your Own Canoe (or kayak and SUP) and join an interpreter for a two-hour sunset paddle! Details

June 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Oak Hammock Marsh, 1 Snow Goose Way, Stonewall

$20

Keeping the Fires Burning

This year marks 20 years of celebrating Indigenous resilience, relationship and reconciliation by honouring First Nations, Metis and Inuit Elders and Knowledge Keepers who have contributed to cultural revitalization and renewal. Details

Monday, June 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Online

$50 – $150

Enjoy a Tee Time

 
Winnipeg Golf Courses are open for the season. Book a tee time at Kildonan Park, Crescent Drive, Harbour View, and Windsor Park golf courses. Details

Father’s Day Waterbug Derby

Catch your best bugs during our Father’s Day Waterbug Derby. Equipped with a net and bucket, try to catch some invertebrates in the waters of the Marsh and win prizes for the highest score and most unique bugs caught. Details

June 20 – 21, 2021 | Every hour 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Oak Hammock Marsh, 1 Snow Goose Way, Stonewall

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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.

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Agassiz Chamber Music Festival

From the comfort of home, get connected with stellar chamber music performances from James Campbell, Axel Strauss, Paul Marleyn, Stephane Lemelin, David Jalbert and many more. From May 30 to June 5, this year’s all-virtual festival is a great way to get connected with the chamber music experience. Details

May 30 – June 5, 2021

Online

Individual tickets: Free and ticketed ($20)

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

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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

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