In a city built around the place where two rivers meet, a thriving arts scene converges with pristine green spaces.
Skate along its paths, dine in some of the country’s best restaurants, marvel at architectural wonders and join in some festival fun in this charming city.
Winnipeg’s capital city charms
For thousands of years, the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers has been a meeting place. Today, Manitoba’s capital city has evolved into the largest city on the Canadian Prairies. Winnipeg has been central to Indigenous gatherings, the fur trade, the railway, the grain exchange and now it’s known for its aerospace, technology and creative industries, among others.
Come to Winnipeg to catch a show, see polar bears swim above you or watch your stress soak away. Bring the family for a weekend getaway that includes a visit to an urban nature oasis or to a kid-friendly museum. Enjoy an adults-only getaway that includes your favourite shopping destinations and your favourite sports team. Discover Winnipeg’s turn-of-the-last century Exchange District, friendly neighbourhoods decorated with colourful murals and favourite attractions showcasing the city’s interesting history and cultural diversity.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Explore Art & Culture at WAG-Qaumjuq
Take a trip north through art & storytelling. Check out the Visible Vault featuring nearly 5,000 Inuit carvings, groundbreaking exhibitions & Qaumajuq, the Inuit art centre. Plus, shop unique, handmade items at ShopWAG & grab a bite to eat at Katita Café!
Exchange District National Historic Site
Explore The Exchange
With countless independent retailers, theatres, galleries and places to dine within a 10-minute cobblestoned walk, the Exchange District is Winnipeg's most explorable neighbourhood.
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Wild in Winnipeg
In the heart of Winnipeg, the Assiniboine Park Zoo features amazing animal encounters, wild adventures and four seasons of fun. With more than 150 furry, feathered and fabulous animal species, the Zoo is a must-see destination for all ages. Visit today!
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Space to explore. Stories to inspire.
At this national museum in Winnipeg you can explore ideas and stories connected to human rights in Canada and around the world. Let the awesome architecture and your experience in the expansive space, serve as inspiration towards a better future.
Passion & History in Saint-Boniface
Often described as the francophone capital of western Canada, Saint-Boniface is a jewel to discover for its unique francophone culture filled with 'joie de vivre', culinary and artistic treasures and a rich history. Come and say 'bonjour'!
The Royal Canadian Mint
Warm up with a tour of the Mint
A tour of the Royal Canadian Mint is the perfect way to explore Winnipeg in the winter. Our 45 minute tours are lead by one of our friendly and informative guides. Learn about the history and pride of Canadian coin making.
Explore the outdoors in our 660 acres of forest, trails, and boardwalks. Whether you explore by foot, snowshoe, bike, or canoe, you'll experience the magic of spending time outdoors, connecting with nature, and discovering the wildlife that lives here.
Since Winnipeg’s first live theatre performance in 1867, the city has been known for stage productions - anchored by performing arts companies with decades of experience. The city’s stages shine with theatre, ballet, opera and symphonic masterpieces.
This summer, explore Manitoba's capital city in a way you've never done before. Here's a weekend itinerary full of all those experiences that every mini-vacay needs - a little retail therapy, a dose of nature, a sprinkle of history, and some play time.