Winnipeg was named one of “The World’s Greatest Places of 2021” by TIME.
Why travel abroad when you can travel within Canada and see all its beauty! Winnipeg may not be the first city you think to go visit but we are here to change your mind. Winnipeg is home to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and so much more. We have rounded up a few must-see places and things to do during your visit to Winnipeg that we know you’ll love!
1. Grand Gardens Now Open
The Outdoor Gardens at The Leaf is Canada’s newest horticultural attraction, which is the first and only garden in North America to tell Canadian’s cultural stories through the world of plants. Close to 30 acres of beautiful gardens and greenspace, this attraction is located in the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park. There are six areas to explore – Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, Seasonal Garden, and The Grove. These gardens will change with the seasons and mature gradually over the weeks, months and years to come.
2. Qaumajuq at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Named one of the world’s 100 greatest places in 2021, the prestigious U.S. publication ranks Winnipeg as a top destination with an emphasis on Qaumajuq at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and its vibrant culture and arts scene. Qaumajuq is a new innovative museum and is home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
3. E-scoot Around Town
Explore Winnipeg in a fun way on an E-scooter, E-bike, fat bike or snowshoes. You’ll be able to see all the beautiful scenic pathways, paved, dirt and snow-covered trails. Making it an experience you can have all year round! Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures wants to encourage you to try something new!
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4. Downtown’s Prettiest New Patio
Who doesn’t love patio season? The Sunset Terrace + Bar is a buzzworthy patio at the historic Fort Garry Hotel, boasting a bright, sunny terrace and fine cuisine served in a beautifully decorated space. Winnipeg has SO many local restaurants and great places to eat! Check out this guide to help you plan and pick out the places you want to go eat at.
While you’re there you should also check out the city’s first all-female owned and operated brewery, Korean-style corn dogs and more recently debuted on Winnipeg’s culinary scene, Good Neighbour Brewing Co.
If you’re in the mood to try something new and check out a historic restaurant then we recommend hitting up the Bailey’s Prime Dining & Lounge. The ambiance of the restaurant will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time.
5. Upcoming Events
Local love is Winnipeg’s popular Third + Bird Market which sets up shop each Thursday this summer at St. Norbert Farmers’ Market with an ever-changing roster of local businesses, food vendors, crafters and more! This is perfect if you’re looking to get a quality community experience in the city and support some amazing small businesses that are unique to Winnipeg.
The must-see places mentioned are just a few of the many things to do and experience in Winnipeg. Check out this link for even more additional places and things to do. You don’t need to travel far to go on an adventure, learn something new and eat some good food!