If you’re visiting Winnipeg for a day stay and wondering what the city has to offer, check out our quick rundown of things to do.
Suggestions For Your Winnipeg Daycation
The Forks – The Forks can be found by the riverside. The area’s replete with restaurants, including The Old Spaghetti Factory, The Keg steakhouse, and, over the river, Promenade Café and Wine. Besides dining out, there are plenty of shops to browse to your heart’s content.
Art – The city has a range of excellent galleries, with Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibiting European paintings, contemporary artwork, and Inuit sculptures. The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, and Gallery 1C03 are very close by, and visitors have a dozen or so other art galleries to enjoy.
Museums – If you’re interested in planetary and human history, why not pay a visit to The Manitoba Museum, which features bones, dioramas, and a planetarium? The Children's Museum is ideal for family-friendly fun, and includes interactive exhibits and a toddler area.
Theatres – Lovers of the theatre will be spoilt for choice in Winnipeg. Centennial Concert Hall features shows from artists near and far, performing dance, music, and theatre. Plays can also be seen at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, with the Pantages Playhouse Theatre still going strong more than a century after it first opened its doors.
Seven Scintillating Facts About Winnipeg
The area was a trading centre for aboriginal peoples, with the French building a fort on the site in 1738.
Winnipeg is the second sunniest city in Canada.
Winnipeg is Manitoba’s largest city and Canada’s seventh largest city.
Winnipeg has the highest percentage of Aboriginal peoples (12.5%) and the greatest percentage of Filipino residents (8.7%) of any large Canadian city.
More than 100 languages are spoken in Winnipeg.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery houses the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art.
The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre is Canada’s only professional theatre dedicated to Jewish themes.