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Things to Do

Summer in Winnipeg offers a multitude of activities for first-time visitors or “staycationers.” Topping your list should be the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Manitoba Museum, The Forks, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the newly opened Qaumajug Inuit Art Centre. Family-friendly options include the Children’s Museum, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Thunder Rapids Fun Park, St. Norbert Farmers’ Market and FortWhyte Alive. Take a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint and shop its store for unique coins for your collection. Take a short drive out of town and immerse yourself in the history of the fur trade at Lower Fort Garry, or head to Oak Hammock Marsh to walk the floating boardwalks while learning about Manitoba’s wetlands. Shop till you drop at Winnipeg’s many malls including Polo Park and Seasons of Tuxedo, which is home to Outlet Collection Winnipeg, IKEA and Cabela’s. Find unique local shops in Osborne Village, and take a stroll down Corydon Avenue and Academy Road for more local wares.

Location: Children’s Museum, The Forks | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Where to Stay

Hotel options include:

Location: Inn at the Forks | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Places to Eat

With over 1,100 restaurants and a top-notch food scene, you’ll find a variety of dining options that are sure to satisfy your appetite. Choose from family favourites such as Montana’s or Santa Lucia Pizza. The adult crowd will enjoy an upscale pizza at Pizzaria Gusto and English and Indian fare at King’s Head Pub. A variety of ethnic food options can be found throughout the city. For a complete guide to where to eat and drink in Winnipeg, check out Peg City Grub, Tourism Winnipeg’s official food blog.

Location and photo credit: Pizzeria Gusto, Academy Road

This map showcases our suggested route to explore Winnipeg. You can also change your starting point and destination to accommodate where you're travelling from and other sites you may want to explore along the way.

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While You’re There

Here are some of CAA’s favourite stops on this trip.

Bridge Drive-In

Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Photo Credit: Travel Manitoba

Fort Whyte Alive

Photo Credit: Erick Stoen/Travel Manitoba

Oak Hammock Marsh

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Royal Canadian Mint

Photo Credit: Enviro Foto/Travel Manitoba

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