While often underestimated, Winnipeg is one of Canada’s hidden gems.  One of the smaller major city’s located in the center of the country, Winnipeg offers up diverse cultural blend, and a mix of both warm and cold weather activities to entertain the whole family all year long.  

Below is a short list of just some of Winnipeg’s many famous attractions. 

The Forks 

The Forks is perhaps Winnipeg’s most iconic attraction, located right in the center of the city, where the two rivers (Red & Assiniboine) meet. 

At the forks you will find restored buildings housing a mixture of restaurants, shops, and museums.  

You can stroll for hours around the grounds, pick up some Canadian products and souvenirs, and walk along the famous river walk (or skate on in the winter). Want some great views? Climb up the lookout tower for a birdseye view of the city.   

 

Visit here – https://www.theforks.com 

Canadian Museum Of Human Rights 

No visit to Winnipeg is complete without a visit to the iconic Canadian Museum of Human Rights. The CMHR was opened at The Forks relatively recently in 2014 and has received worldwide recognition for its inspiring design, architecture, and world-class and engaging interactive content.  

The CMHR is the only dedicated human rights museum in the world, and has received multiple awards and accolades. 

Visit here – https://humanrights.ca

Assiniboine Park Zoo

Who wouldn’t want to see a real-life polar bear? Assiniboine Park Zoo is one of Winnipeg’s top attractions located in the city’s beloved Assiniboine Park. The zoo spans an massive 455 acres and contains a chock-full of animals, interactive displays, and beautiful gardens.  

One of the top sites inside the zoo is the famous Leo Mol Sculpture garden. Try out one of two fully-functioning trains for a fun and easy way to explore all corners of the park.  

Visit here – https://www.assiniboinepark.ca/zoo/visit/hours-and-rates

Winnipeg Art Gallery 

The Winnipeg art gallery hosts over 25,000 pieces of inspiring artwork, and attracts some of the best traveling galleries from all over the world. The local and international collections focus on Inuit, American, European, and Canadian artists. The gallery also has a rooftop bar hosting some of the city’s best live bands and music.  

Visit here – https://wag.ca

Fort Whyte Alive 

If you’re looking for some real Canadian nature and adventure without leaving the city, Fort Whyte Alive is one of the best places to go. It’s an amazing opportunity to see real prairie nature and culture including prairie dogs, and owls, and famous prairie Bison herds. 

With activities open throughout the year, Fort Whyte Alive is a fun and informative way to connect with nature and learn about prairie nature.  

Visit here – https://www.fortwhyte.org 

Royal Canadian Mint 

The Royal Canadian Mint may be an odd choice for a list of Winnipeg attractions, but this mint has produced over 55 billion coins to date and counting. The mint offers daily tours of their facilities where you learn about the entire minting process from start to finish. It’s surprisingly interesting and informative.

The museum inside shows visitors the history of coin making and how currency first started.  

Visit here – https://www.mint.ca

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