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What to See and Do

While visiting Winnipeg, there’s lots to see and do!

Winnipeg is home to world-class attractions, such as Assiniboine Park, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, the Forks Market, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Some popular outdoor and indoor options are listed below. Tourism Winnipeg has up-to-date information about events and attractions. Check each attraction’s websites for the most up-to-date information. If using public transit, plan your trip here.  You can order a re-loadable peggo card online before your trip.

Outdoor activities

  • The Forks might be Winnipeg’s most popular tourist destination. From the eclectic food hall to galleries, an amusement arcade, shops, and more, The Forks has it all.
  • Want to get off your feet? Take a river tour with Splash Dash Boat Tours and Rentals. Your guide will show you historical landmarks and points of interest along the way. 
  • Looking for nightlife? Osborne Village is home to many of Winnipeg’s emerging artists, along with some of the city’s best live music venues and nightlife.
  • Assiniboine Park’s extensive grounds have something for everyone.  Stunning gardens surround The Leaf, home to Canada’s largest indoor waterfall, a butterfly garden, and biomes from across the globe. Get a snack at The Park Café or visit The Zoo.
  • For something a little different, take a West End Mural Tour where you’ll learn the meaning behind the prominent works of wall art that dot the city’s west end. 
  • Winnipeg’s Exchange District features more than 40 one-of-a-kind retailers within a 10-minute cobblestoned walk. 
  • At Fort Whtye Alive you can connect with nature without leaving the city. From a wetland boardwalk hike to the thrill of seeing a prairie bison herd, Fort Whyte is an example of successfully reclaimed industrial land.

Indoor Activities

  • Visit the impressive Manitoba Legislative Building! You can reserve a guided tour or just wander in.
  • The Winnipeg Art Gallery showcases the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art, as well as a permanent collection hosting European and Canadian paintings, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts from 1500 to 1900. Closed Mondays.
  • Enjoy one of Canada’s newest world-class attractions: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the first museum dedicated to the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights. Free admission on Sundays from 10-5. Closed Mondays.
  • At the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, learn about aviation and aerospace history in Canada. Open 10-5 daily.
  • At The Royal Canadian Mint, you’ll learn all about the art and technology of coin production. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
  • The Manitoba Museum features immersive gallery exhibits and a planetarium. Closed Mondays.
  • Catch a live performance at The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre right in the Exchange District. Visit their web page for information on the latest shows and showtimes.

All indoor venues have accessibility information on their websites. Click here for a wheelchair accessible guide to Winnipeg.

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