Winnipeg: Top 5 city experiences

At the heart of Canada stands a historic city with plenty of soul, a booming nightlife and a cultural scene that will keep everyone entertained

By Travel Manitoba
Published 17 May 2019, 16:55 BST

1 Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Interactive exhibits are at the heart of this thought-provoking museum dedicated to human rights. Moving upwards from darkened lower galleries towards the light-flooded Tower of Hope, visitors learn about the steps the world has taken on the path to equality and dignity for all mankind.

2 The Exchange District
Downtown Winnipeg is full of warehouses that house the city’s best boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Take a walking tour with a twist: dive into the Exchange District Biz’s history with themed tours covering topics like ‘Death and Debauchery’ and ‘Punks and Anarchists’.

A polar bear at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Photograph by Travel Manitoba

3 Assiniboine Park Zoo
This zoo’s most celebrated exhibit foregrounds Arctic species including polar bears, wolves, muskoxen and seals in a setting that mimics Churchill and the tundra. Don’t miss the Sea Ice Passage, an underwater glass tunnel that brings you nose-to-nose with swimming bears.

4 Thermëa
Unwind in the saunas, steam rooms and plunge pools of this Nordic-inspired spa. At Thermëa, guests start with a hot experience then move to a cool one before relaxing on heated loungers, in a hammock or in a hot tub. Other experiences include exfoliation and dining in the comfort of a fluffy robe in the restaurant.

5 The forks
The riverfront development of The Forks is the epicentre of tourism. During winter, it’s the place to hire ice skates and explore the frozen waterways of the Red River Mutual Trail. When it’s balmy, rent a canoe or pick up a boat cruise. Later, eat mouthwatering Italian fare at the Forks Market or a pastry from the rustic Tall Grass Prairie Bakery.

Getting there

Air Canada offers flights from Heathrow to Winnipeg via Toronto starting from £456 return
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