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Things to Do

With so much to see and do in Winnipeg in the winter, there is something for everyone.

  • Walk or skate along the Red and Assiniboine rivers on one of the world’s longest naturally frozen skating trails at The Forks.
  • A Maze in Corn gets the frozen treatment as the world’s largest verifiable snow maze. Can you navigate your way out?
  • Ski, snowshoe and toboggan at FortWhyte Alive. CAA Members save 50% on the 2nd general admission with the purchase of the first admission. Learn more.
  • Soak stress away at Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature, which is renowned for its Scandinavian-style body treatments, Finnish saunas, steam rooms, thermal pools and delicious dining.
  • Summit the 20-metre St. Boniface Ice Climbing Tower for an amazing accomplishment.

Location: Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature | Photo credit: Nordik Photolux/Tourism Winnipeg

  • Join the White Out at a Winnipeg Jets game at Canada Life Centre and share the fun with the NHL’s most enthusiastic fans.
  • Check out astronomy days at Oak Hammock Marsh and learn about the constellations that are viewable in winter. CAA Members save 50% on the 2nd general admission with the purchase of the first admission. Learn more.
  • Release your inner 19th century explorer through food, music and games at Festival du Voyageur.
  • Wander through the stunning light installations of Assiniboine Park’s Zoo Lights Festival.
  • Book a sleigh ride early for the winter season at Birds Hill Park Ranch. Don’t forget to pack hot cocoa.

Location: The Forks | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

Where to Stay

Hotel options include:

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

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 Fionn MacCool’s pub grub.

Warm up after skating at The Forks Market, where there is a wine, beer and food hall – along with numerous shops brimming with local products such as moccasins, candles, art and more.

For more upscale dining experiences, indulge yourself at nationally acclaimed deer+almond or enjoy sophisticated fine dining with a classic flair at Rae & Jerry's Steakhouse.

Enjoy one of the newest additions to the dining scene at James Ave Pumphouse Food & Drink. Situated in a 115-year-old Exchange District building, this restaurant offers international dishes as well as a glimpse into Winnipeg’s history.

Location: The Common at the Forks | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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We’re proud to partner with Travel Manitoba to help you discover the beauty of our province. Visit Travel Manitoba to find out more about this road trip plus many others.

While You’re There

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

A Maze in Corn

Photo credit: A Maze in Corn/Tourism Winnipeg

Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Photo credit: JP Media Works and Travel Manitoba

Assiniboine Zoo’s Lights Festival

Photo credit: Kristhine Guerrero/Tourism Winnipeg

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Photo credit: JP Media Works/Travel Manitoba

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Header image location: Assiniboine Park | Photo credit: Mike Peters/Tourism Winnipeg