Top 9 Must-Visit Attractions in Winnipeg

You can see Polar Bears anytime in Winnipeg!

Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba, is renowned for natural beauty, history, and diverse culture. In this blog post, you’ll discover the top 9 places to visit in Winnipeg, ranging from historic sites and outdoor activities to art galleries and museums. This guide is perfect for newcomers looking for essential information, as well as locals seeking additional insights.

The Forks

Hours

The Forks Market

Daily: 10:00am – 9:00pm

The Common

Sun to Thu: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Fri & Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm

It’s a historic place and gathering place in the heart of Winnipeg. This attraction offers a wide range of activities for families, friends, and couples. You’ll find a variety of restaurants, shops, and arts and crafts.

Assiniboine Zoo

Hours and Admission Rates

9:00am – 5:00pm Daily

Adults (18-59) Gate: $23.50, Online: $22.50

Seniors (60+) Gate: $20.50, Online: $19.55

Students (with valid student ID) Gate: $20.50, Online: $19.55

Children (3 – 17 years) Gate: $13.25, Online: $12.65

Children 2 and under FREE

Membership options are available. Please refer the website.

Rentals

Wheelchair – $6.00

Electric Scooter (limited availability) – $32.00

Single Stroller – $5.00

Double Stroller – $7.00

Assiniboine Park is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. You can discover the Garden, walk the leafy paths, or rent a bike to explore the park’s beautiful trails. A visit to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, which is home to more than 200 species of animals including polar bears and arctic foxes, will also give visitors a unique experience.

Many people travel from other cities to see the polar bears in particular, and if you’re lucky, you can watch them swim underwater. The zoo is large, so if you go on a hot day, you’ll need to bring water and the animals may be hidden. It takes about 4 hours to go through the zoo. There is an area with model dinosaurs that you can walk through, but it feels like you’re in Jurassic Park.

Manitoba Museum

Hours and Admission

Open 7 days a week

10 am to 5 pm

Please refer the website.

Manitoba Museum has three attractions. So, you need to think about whether you will get all tickets or just one. If you purchase all tickets it will be discounted.

Manitoba museums cover a wide range of topics in local history, archaeology, natural history, and the arts, and serve to showcase this heritage. These museums offer an in-depth look at Manitoba’s fascinating past and present.

There are a variety of programs offer at the museum, so it’s worth checking out the website before you visit.

Winnipeg art gallery (WAG)

Hours and Admission

Mon: CLOSED

Tue – Thu: 11AM – 5PM

Fri:  11AM – 9PM

Sat & Sun: 11AM – 5PM

ADULT: $18, 65+: $15,

It’s located in Downtown, so it’s easily accessible. Art lovers should visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the oldest public art museum in Canada. You can visit their website to see what’s currently on display and what’s coming up. The museum also hosts a variety of events, so it’s worth checking out if you’re visiting with kids.

Exchange District

It’s located in downtown Winnipeg and parking is either street parking or public parking nearby, and you’ll have to pay for it. This is a great place to visit for a variety of things to do like eating food, crafts, and arts. According to the website, there are also a variety of events happening every year, so if you’re looking for a different experience in Winnipeg, this is a stress-free place to visit.

Top 9 Must-Visit Attractions in Winnipeg
Canadian Museum for Human Rights © Photo by Brydon McCluskey on Unsplash

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Hours and Admission

Mon: Closed

Sun – Thu: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Fri: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Adult (18-64 years): $18, Youth (7-17 years): $8, Post-Secondary Student (with ID): $14

Senior (65+ with ID): $14, Children (6 and under): Free, Family groups (up to 2 adults and 4 youth): $47

Indigenous Peoples: Free

This unique museum is dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of human rights at home and abroad. Anyone interested in social justice, education, and human rights advocacy should visit. It is a great place to visit with children.  it is a great place for children to understand about the inherent equality of human beings, the equality and dignity of women, the human rights of children, and equality against racial and gender discrimination. The observation deck offers a view of the city, so it’s a good idea to go there at the end.

Royal Canadian Mint

Hours and Admission

9:00am – 5:00pm Daily

Adults (18+): $12, Children (ages 5-17): $8, Seniors (65+): $10, Infants (ages 4 and under), Free

Family (2 adults, 2 children): $30

Take a guided tour of the Royal Canadian Mint to learn about the process of coin production and you’ll have a fascinating and informative time. It’s not something you see everywhere, so if you’re in Winnipeg, this is a must-see and informative visit.

Top 9 Must-Visit Attractions in Winnipeg
Saint Boniface © Photo by Arnold on Unsplash

Saint Boniface

It is a great place to get a French culture, with charming French-inspired cafes and restaurants lining the streets. You can also visit the St. Boniface Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the history and traditions of the area, and the St. Boniface Cathedral is a popular attraction for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.

FortWhyte Alive

It’s a great place to get away from home. It’s an ecological wetland park with a beautiful lake that kids will love. You can see a lot of goose and it’s a great place to relieve the stress. There are many walking trails and many bicyclists. In winter, you can also go sledding.

Our Thoughts

You’ll probably recognize some places you already knew, and you’ll learn some new ones. It’s a great opportunity to experience the history of French Canada in Winnipeg. You won’t regret coming to Winnipeg for a vacation.

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