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.
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.