Attractions in Winnipeg
Experience the great outdoors and the wonders of nature. From the river promenades, gardens and sculptures at The Forks to the Bison Safari adventure at FortWhyte to a taking in the splendour of 300 species of birds, abundance of wildlife and some of Manitoba’s last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie at Oak Hammock – get in touch with nature during your visit to Winnipeg.
1961 McCreary Road,
Winnipeg’s award-winning nature centre showcases the 70-acre, 30-head Bison Prairie exhibit, hiking trails with a prairie dog exhibit, family treehouse, bird feeding stations, floating boardwalks, sod house, teepee encampment and waterfowl in their native pond habitats.
Experience outdoor activities all year long including fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, skating and a super toboggan slide.
Exchange District Walking Tours
Take a guided tour and lose yourself in the early 1900s Winnipeg. Steeped in history, the Exchange District tells the story of our city’s transition from a boomtown to Canada’s current cultural oasis. Knowledgeable and dynamic tour guides tell tales of power, corruption and past heroism while you enjoy an exceptional collection of architecture from both inside and out. A must-see for any visitor to Winnipeg!
M.S. River Rouge
308 Nairn Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The M.S. River Rouge offers public sightseeing cruises that sail twice daily from 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Specialty cruises such as Family Fun Saturdays, Lower Fort Garry and the Sunday Brunch Cruises are also available. Each cruise offers entertainment.
The M.S. River Rouge hosts Taverna Party Cruises every Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights from 10:30 pm - 2:00 am, with disc jockey and dancing.
Muddy Water Tours
Tours Depart from the VIA Rail Station - 123 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Walking tours of the downtown area are told with a combination of drama, intrigue and precedence. Historical secrets are revealed in the Boom and Bust Winnipeg, Pestilence, Shamans and Doctors, and the Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Tours.
Paddlewheel River Boats Ltd.
Alexander Docks (just off Waterfront Drive), Winnipeg, Manitoba
Take a scenic river cruise aboard the Paddlewheel Queen or Paddlewheel Princess river boats. Dine, dance or just enjoy the evening on Winnipeg’s beautiful rivers.
Season runs from May to October.
The Forks National Historic Site of Canada Tours
Known as the “Gateway to the Canadian West” the Forks National Historic Site of Canada preserves and commemorates its 6,000-year history through enlightening and entertaining tours. In the guided interpretive your, “Beaver Tales and River Trails”, you can explore the site with one of the costumed Parks Canada guides who will bring the Forks’ colorful past to life. Tours are available in both French and English, are approximately one hour long and are wheelchair accessible.
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Assiniboine Park Zoo is home to over 2,500 animals of 250 different species including native bears, wild cats, elk, bald eagles as well as many animals from around the world such as red pandas, Afghanistan markhors, tigers, leopards, takin and monkeys. Many of these animals are endangered species. The Animal Tracks Café and Zootique Gift store are open year round and the Zoo Education Centre offers summer zoo camps, guided school tours and much more.
Open daily, year-round.
Located 87 km/54 mi. northeast of Winnipeg on Highway 59, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Resting along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, Canada’s fifth largest lake, and next to the historic La Vérendrye Trail, are powdery white sand beaches and grass-topped dunes that make this one of the top beaches in North America. The dunes reach as high as 8m/30 ft. It is an excellent place to swim, wind surf or hike, and offers three excellent self-guided walks: Spirit Rock Trail, Wild Wings Trail and the Ancient Beach Trail.
Grant's Old Mill
2777 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
See a working replica of Cuthbert Grant’s original water-powered mill, built in 1829. During the summer months, grist is ground. A Pioneer Picnic is held every year on the third Saturday in August.
2015 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Walk among some of the oldest and largest trees in Manitoba, through a formal garden and Hansel & Gretel’s “Witch Hut.” The park is also home to Canada’s longest-running outdoor theatre, Rainbow Stage. An Olympic-size swimming pool and plenty of picnic tables and barbeque pits are available in the summer. The toboggan slides and skating pond are open in the winter.