Province/Territory: Manitoba

A Cultural Adventure

  • 1000 ethnically rich restaurants
  • 02 arts companies with royal designation
  • 30 museums or more

It’s the sum of its parts that makes Winnipeg the sparkling city that it is. Reach back, far back, to a time when the forks of the Assiniboine and Red rivers made a natural spot for trade. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal experiences, tales of travel on the water and the heart of Canada’s fur trade. Step into the Exchange District where soaring century-old architecture now gives way to a fancy dress shop, a hot restaurant, a cupcake bakery. Take your seat for a performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet; be awed. Lay your eyes on over 11,000 pieces of Canadian Inuit art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Wander the neighbourhood and tuck into a Vietnamese restaurant steaming soup and smiling faces.

Events & Festivals

  • Come to the World's Largest Kitchen Party at Festival Du Voyageur; dance a jig, eat tourtiere, marvel at snow sculptures.
  • Let the music free your folksy soul in July at Winnipeg Folk Festival.
  • Tour dozens of countries; never leave the city at the largest multicultural festival in the world, Folklorama!

Nature & Wildlife

  • Discover a place where the bison roam at Fort Whyte Alive. Step into a world where ancient peoples lived side by side with these legendary beasts.
  • Skate on a natural river trail, swoosh down a toboggan run and give the snowboard park a try at the Arctic Glacier Winter Park.
  • Bask in the tranquility of the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park where over 300 works of art will help you drift into relaxation.

Arts & Culture

  • Discover a trail of clues and a mystery a century in the making on the Hermetic Code Tour inside the Manitoba Legistrative Building.
  • Lay your eyes on over 11,000 pieces of Canadian Inuit art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
  • Be awed by artistic excellence peppered with eclectic interpretation at a performance of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet .
  • Walk the hallowed halls of the spectacular St. Boniface Cathedral and step into Winnipeg's vibrant Francophone community. Visit the final resting place of Louis Riel; sample tourtiere at a local watering hole.

Urban adventures

  • Explore an ancient meeting place where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet. In summer, dine alfresco at The Forks then hop a water taxi for a tour. In winter, lace up your skates and glide through a winter wonderland.
  • Luxury and history meet at the towering Fort Garry Hotel, where Sunday morning guests are treated to the most elegant, expansive and delicious brunch in Winnipeg. Drift into ultimate relaxation under the twinkling lights of the haman room at the hotel's posh Ten Spa.
  • Stroll the hip neigbourhoods of The Exchange District, Corydon Avenue and Osborne Village where trendy boutiques and colourful cafes abound.

Weather

  • Summer weather is warm and sometimes hot from late-June until the end of September. Expect average daily July temperatures of 26°C in Winnipeg with lows around 13°C.
  • Winters are more moderate than they used to be in Winnipeg. Snow usually arrives by mid November and disappears in March or April. On average, about 110 centimetres of snow falls each winter. Winnipeg is dry and chilly with lows of -23°C.
  • Spring and fall tend to be shorter seasons on the Prairies, usually lasting no more than six weeks each. Temperatures vary greatly and change quickly. Generally, spring daytime temperatures hover around 15°C. Fall temperatures are about the same, perhaps a little warmer.
  • Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Quick facts

Area: 464 sq-km
Capital City of Manitoba
Total Population: 663,617
Official Languages: English & French (English predominant)
 

When to go
  • Visit in October and November before heading to Churchill to see the polar bears.
  • Don't miss the Winnipeg Folk Festival in July.
  • ample brand new sounds at the New Music Festival in January.
  • Plan to visit in February for Festival du Voyageur.
  • See all festivals and events.
Getting Here
Getting around
  • Find general information on getting around Winnipeg.
  • Find information on getting to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Highway traveller information and maps are available.
  • Find information on train travel at VIA Rail.
  • View Winnipeg Transit fares, routes and schedules.