Things to do in
Winnipeg is packed with museums that satisfy just about any interest. The Museum of Human Rights, the Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Railway Museum, the Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Children’s Museum, the Manitoba Museum and the Royal Canadian Mint are all excellent ways to spend an afternoon with the family. For aficionados of fine art, the Winnipeg Art Gallery features the world’s largest collection of Inuit art, and is host to a wide range of lauded touring shows. Those interested in a little combination of design, mystery and history must visit the Mantioba Legislative Building, and perhaps take the Hermetic Code Tour, which unveils the significance of the freemasonic symbolism and hieroglyphics that are built into its bones. The family can enjoy an entire day at the Assiniboine Park and Zoo, with more than eighty acres of animal exhibits to explore, a spectacular conservatory with year-round exhibits, a miniature steam train, a restaurant, and acres of playgrounds, picnic areas, gardens and art installations to discover. If shopping and nightlife are your thing, the Exchange District is alive with shops, galleries, restaurants and live music venues. For a taste of Winnipeg’s Francophone history, visit St. Boniface, the city’s French Quarter, where seasonal festivals, fine restaurants, shopping and live entertainment are all deeply seated in the rich fabric of French culture.