Best Winter Ideas For A Trip To Winnipeg

Found on the eastern edge of the Canadian prairies, Winnipeg is Manitoba’s capital and also a popular destination for those who aren’t afraid of a little cold and snow. During the winter the place is famous for ice skating, winter festivals, and lots of outdoor fun.

Albert Street, Winnipeg - Flickr CC ajbatac

Some of the places that you can visit while at Winnipeg include:

Go ice-skating at The Forks

The Forks is the heart of Winnipeg complete with a river walk, shops, restaurants and an outdoor skating rink. This is where friends come to meet and you can expect lots of musical and cultural events throughout the year whether it be winter or summer.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery - Flickr CC ajbatac

Visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winter activities are not just limited to ice skating and outdoor fun; you can also make some time to visit the art gallery. The WAG’s permanent collection includes almost 24,000 works, with a particular emphasis on Manitoban and Canadian art. It also includes the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art, making it a great place to learn about the diversity of Canadian culture through the arts.

St. Boniface Cathedral - Flickr CC josephleenovak

Walk around the French Quarter

When you walk over Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge, you’ll find yourself in St. Boniface, home to one of the largest francophone communities west of the Great Lakes. St. Boniface is truly reflective of Canada’s French heritage, and you can wander down Provencher Boulevard to browse the shops or grab a bite at one of the many quaint cafes along the way.

Enjoy Winnipeg!

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