by Bhoomi Shah Updated on 15 Oct 2018
Situated at the heart of North America (literally!) This city of Canada having population of around a million is a city of experts and artists. Set on the mighty red Assiniboine river, this city is titled as Cultural capital of Canada in 2010.
Let's explore the tourist attractions and 15 best things to do in Winnipeg:
1. The Forks National Historic Site
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Winnipeg is connecting city! It is located where two rivers meet. It is a place at the heart of North America. So all you feel for Forks is a place of community and togetherness. It is the historic area located at the heart of the city, and most popular place among the visitors. It represents the trading relation of 4000 years between various European, Scottish and other business-focused people.
2. Canadian Museum for Human Rights
The CMHR is a Museum is a messenger of humankind for the whole world. It is Canada’s First museum built for illustrating the evolution, crisis and future of human rights. This museum is so narrative and alive that it brings you to an emotional trance. It is powerful enough to move some minds and so Canada’s human right policies have been adopted in whole world at beginner’s level.
3. The Manitoba Children’s Museum
The museum is the oldest building, manufactured in 18th century, and also the oldest surviving train repair shop of Toronto. It exhibits award-winning masterpieces. The splash lab, the milk machine are the most popular attractions for children over here.
4. Assiniboine Park & Zoo
The park was established in 1904, covering the span of 400 acre it is home of around 116 animal from 19 different species. Here you can visit lions, tigers and bears. And yes don’t forget the endangered species including polar bears, lemurs and rarest red pandas!
5. Winnipeg Art Gallery
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The most engaging activity in Winnipeg winters is visit at Winnipeg art gallery. Forget the indoors, the outdoors are breath-taking, constructed at finest architecture sense and techniques. While in indoors the gallery holds 24,000 objects. It is world’s first and finest museum of contemporary Inuit art.
6. Behold! The beach is calling!
A land lock city is full of surprises! Just a 60-minute drive and you can visit the grand beach. Being part of the Lake Winnipeg, Grand beach has crystal clear water, soft silver salty sand and tangerine sunsets, beautiful enough to lure you for sightseeing, watching sunset, family picnic and also surfing during summer days.
7. A visit to Churchill
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The most popular place at Manitoba is Churchill. The once in a lifetime experience of encounter with nature’s most incredible animal, polar bear. This place is located at Hudson’s bay, and first populated in 1000 AD. This place holds the pride of title “The polar bear capital of the world.”
8. Visit the Royal Canadian Mint
This one is a place for Numismatics (Google it! I did too!) And History lovers. The Mint is a coin heaven! It has the collection of around 55 million coins from 75 countries. The wonder press of the mint is 50-ton having capacity to pump 1000 coins per second! Wait I am still counting on it!
9. How about a Real Jurassic Journey!
Canada holds the pride of richest collection center of dinosaur fossils preserved at the best on earth! You can feel like entering Jurassic park in this visit. It has mind-boggling fossil collection including the Guinness Record holder 42-feet long and hugest T-rex fossil “Bruce”. It is a paradise for paleontologist and best place for fossil recovery mission.
10. Rock the rock climbing!
Want to try some real sweaty adventure! Head up to Canadian Shield Territory. It is home of some oldest geological features of earth. Whiteshell Provincials Park is popular for granite cliff climbing all over Canada. Wekusko Falls Provincial Park provides easy tracks for beginners.
11. Skate at the red river mutual trail
Skate outdoors is the only heartwarming outdoor adventure in chilly Canadian days. If you want to skate, why not the longest naturally frozen trail on the earth! Red River is 6 km long, natural skate trail, holding the pride of natural habitat for skate, hockey and ski lover humans!
12. Binge Birdwatching!
Winnipeg is a heaven for Ornithologists! Taking the characteristic of communicative city Winnipeg, here bird species from north meets western fathered buddies! Here starting from Connecticut Warbler, Great Gray Owl, Baird’s sparrow live, nurture and breed in their natural habitat. More than 390 species are situated at Manitoba.
13. Watch the Surreal Northern Lights!
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Manitoba near Winnipeg is one of the top places on earth to see the northern lights. The best viewing months are January to March. If you’re planning to visit Winnipeg, never on land miss this rare phenomena of nature, Life is paramount and so are the northern lights!
14. Cheer for Mind-Blowing Blue Bombers!
Winnipeg can be termed as a sports city, more likely the football city! The blue bombers are carrying the football legacy of 80years! The Canadian football league is a must visit football event. And don’t count the numbers any ordinary! They’ve won the grey cup championship 10 times and it’s the third highest in the league.
15. Watch beautiful ballet!
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The riyal Winnipeg ballet holds the pride of being the most prestigious ballet group around the globe. It’s the first ballet company to be crowned the royal title under Queen Elizabeth II. Mikhail Baryshnikov and Evelyn hart are the star dancers who were the students here. They tour around the world, but if you are in their city, you wouldn’t want to miss their performance!