Winnipeg is the provincial capital of Manitoba, and the largest city in this central Canadian province. While the city might not be as well known as the big three of Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, this is still a neat little city with plenty to offer residents and visitors alike.
One of the most popular parks in the city, this is high on the list of things to do in Winnipeg. Amazing natural beauty, preserved sites, and a city park that is truly designed to be a centerpiece of the city while offering residents their healthy dose of natural beauty. This park is a huge favorite among locals, and even a short visit will help you see why.
Watch The Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg’s NHL team, the Jets, are back in the city and are their connection to the sport most Canadians love: hockey. If it’s during the active season, you can always pay the ticket price to check out some serious NHL talent. This is professional sports at its finest in Winnipeg, and what’s a visit to a local city without checking out the local professional hockey talent?
Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is renowned as an incredible park full of impressive sculptures while surrounded by flowers, finely trimmed grass, and the general setup you would expect from a well done park. Any art enthusiast will love the Leo Mol gardens and the amazing array of sculptures and statues that are on full display.
National Historic Places
Among the many things to do in Winnipeg, one that surprises people is the sheer number of options that come up when looking at the National Historic Sites of Canada. There are 26 separate places in the city that qualify under this listing and they offer a very wide array of different options when it comes to experiences. Check out special theaters, historic buildings, and more.
Check Out The Festival Schedule
Winnipeg, also known as “The Gateway to the West,” is a city that is renowned for the sheer number of festivals that it throws. These festivals are often known not only regionally but also in a wider area that attracts people from all across the country. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of just a few music festivals that music fans across Canada love, with the Jazz Winnipeg Festival also offering the unique sounds and talent of Canadian and international artists.
Other major festivals include the Festival du Voyageur winter festival (celebrating the history of the region), the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama. These just begin to scratch the surface of all the popular and well known festivals that the city has built a reputation for being home to.
Some of these festivals are among the longest of their type not only in Canada, but also in the world. Winnipeg is a city that knows how to do festivals and knows how to do them right. You will love how they celebrate and you’ll be welcome to join in the fun too!