Bucket List for things to See and Do in Winnipeg!

 

Have you been following Tracey on her Facebook? If you have you would know that she has been posting things that she has done for fun and excitment in her life. Following on that theme, we visited the Tourism Winnipeg and have gathered ideas of things to do right here in Winnipeg, they may not be as exciting but they should be interesting. How many can you get done this summer?

 

1. Celebrate multiculturalism during Folklorama, where you can check out authentic cuisine, cultural displays and live entertainment at 40-plus pavilions representing cultures from around the globe (August 4-17).

2. Snap photos of waterfowl afloat in the expanded duck pond at Assiniboine Park.

3. Watch history come to life in the St. Boniface Cemetery during a Theatre in the Cemetery performance, and learn about French Canadian and Métis heritage.

4. Explore a Plains Cree Tipi and Pioneer Sod House at FortWhyte Alive.

5. Head to Carnaval Brazilian BBQ—Winnipeg’s only churrascaria offering an authentic dining experience.

6. Cheer on the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they play at their new home, Investors Group Field.

7. The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s 100th anniversary culminates in the historic show 100 Masters: Only in Canada, where 100 masterworks borrowed from 28 museums in Canada and two in the United States are presented (May 11-August 18)

8. Ride the Ferris wheel and more than a dozen other kid-sized rides at Tinkertown children’s amusement park.

9. Sing along to the popular musical Mary Poppins (August 9-29) performed under the dome of Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park.

10. View the city’s sights and get historical commentary while cruising down the Assiniboine and Red rivers on a Splash Dash River Boat Tour.

11. Unleash your inner thespian as you take in plays at venues around the Exchange District during the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival (July 17-28).

12. Hop aboard the M.S. River Rouge or the Paddlewheel River Boats for a leisurely dinner cruise down the Red River.
13. Climb and zipline down a challenging ropes course, or try cable wakeboarding at Adrenaline Adventures.

14. Stroll along the peaceful Riverwalk at The Forks for picture perfect views of the city’s landscape.

15. Improve birding knowledge while watching Oak Hammock Marsh’s resident naturalist identify and band birds.

16. Bring the family to watch the Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team step up to the plate at Shaw Park.

17. Browse local farmers’ markets, such as ones in St. Norbert, Wolseley and Red River Exhibition Park, for local produce, meat, baked goods and crafts.

18. Get swept up in fast-paced stock car and pro-racing excitement at Red River Co-op Speedway race track.

19. Learn the fascinating history and wild stories of the city’s past aboard a heritage trolley on a "Heart of the Nation" city tour offered by Winnipeg Trolley Company.

20. Meet Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest residents—Hudson the polar bear and a seasonal display of red kangaroos, emus and African black-footed penguins.

21. Admire the accomplishments of and memorabilia from the province’s top athletes, such as Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen and Bobby Hull, at the recently reopened Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

22. Let the kids run around and learn about Manitoba’s history at the Variety Heritage Adventure Park, an interactive playground at The Forks where history meets play for children of all abilities.

23. Pull up a provided chair and join the downtown lunch crowd at Air Canada Park for free concerts starring local musicians during the "Out to Lunch Concert Series," held at noon on Wednesdays in June, July and August.

24. Spend a beautiful summer evening at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for its "Live on the Rooftop" concert series, featuring a range of music genres performed by local musicians (June 20, July 5, August 8, 15, 29).

25. Zoom down waterslides for all ages, splash around on bumper boats and play mini golf at Fun Mountain Water Slide Park in summer.

26. Catch free quality entertainment for every taste and age at Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park—events include Ballet in the Park, Movies in the Park, and jazz, symphony and opera performances.

27. Take a guided outdoor "Rights All Around Us" tour of the site at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, where you will learn about this iconic building and more.

28. Roll up for the Magical Musical History Tour, where local music historian and author John Einarson covers the city’s illustrious rock ‘n’ roll history on a guided bus tour.

29. Discover the history of The Forks at the Wall Through Time, a graphic retelling of historic events in the area, and the Oodena Celebration Circle, a natural, shallow amphitheatre that pays homage to the 6,000 years of aboriginal people here.

30. Bust out your skateboard or BMX and ride at Canada’s best and largest urban skate park and bowl complex, the Skateboard Plaza at The Forks.

31. Stargaze while taking in a show at the Planetarium, where the projection system has been upgraded to offer high resolution, full-dome video playback.

32. Practice batting skills in the batting cages

33. Slither down slides, crawl through willow tree tunnels and swing on basket swings at the Nature Playground located inside Assiniboine Park.

34. Leave a handprint on the pin screen inside Mellow Marsh at the Children’s Museum.

35. Dance to the pounding beats of cutting-edge electronic music played by top DJs during the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME) (August 15-18).

36. Cast your line into the Red or Assiniboine rivers for channel catfish.

37. Purchase authentic aboriginal art, crafts, clothing and jewellery at the Indigenous Marketplace and Trade Show taking place during Manito Ahbee (Aug 16-21).

38. Hike along the city’s trails with Winnipeg’s premier walking group, Prairie Pathfinders.

39. Gather a group for a night of entertaining dinner theatre featuring familiar songs and comedy at Celebrations.

40. Travel back in time and discover what Winnipeg was like in the roaring ‘20s at The Manitoba Museum.

41. Photograph city icons, such as the Esplanade Riel and Canadian Museum for Human Rights, while meandering through The Forks.

42. Browse the Exchange District’s numerous galleries for works by talented local and Canadian artists.

43. Admire marvellous statues created by master sculptor Leo Mol in the tranquil Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.
44. Lay out an evening picnic and watch a flick in the great outdoors during "Movies on Memorial," a free weekly family-friendly movie-screening series held in Memorial Park (August 6, 13, 20, 27).

45. Crack the numerological codes and freemasonic symbols inside the Manitoba Legislative Building while on a Hermetic Code Tour.

46. People-watch from the packed patios lining Corydon Avenue.

47. See how money is made at the Royal Canadian Mint.

48. Scream yourself hoarse as you cheer on racing thoroughbreds at Assiniboia Downs.

49. Ditch the diet for a creamy cool summer treat from ice cream shops

50. Hunt for one-of-a-kind antiques at boutiques.

51. Make plans for lunch on Broadway, where street food vendors line the road dishing up everything from waffles to poutine to Pinoy barbeque.

52. Paddle a canoe down the swiftly moving Red or Assiniboine rivers.
53. Race your friends to the finish line of a go-kart track at Thunder Rapids Fun Park.

54. Rollerblade along trails in one of the city’s many parks, such as St. Vital Park or Kildonan Park.

55. Hit all the major city sites, including Assiniboine Park, The Forks and St. Boniface Basilica on a Winnipeg City Tour offered three times a week by O Tours.

56. Spot a flying saucer, fly a plane and conquer the wind at the kid-friendly Skyways gallery at the Western Canada Aviation Museum.

57. Track down hidden geocaches scattered throughout St. Boniface using rented GPS technology from Tourism Riel.

58. Pass by a plethora of colourful murals in Winnipeg’s West End neighbourhood on a West End BIZ Mural Walking Tour.

59. Tour the city’s dark side with a Haunted Winnipeg Bus Tour that takes you to local haunted spots.

60. Bounce, climb and run around the 8,500 sq. ft. indoor three level play structure at Kid City.

61. Go for a railroad adventure to Grosse Isle aboard the Prairie Dog Central Railway, one of the oldest regularly scheduled vintage operating trains in North America.

Have fun! you can check Tourism Winnipeg for more ideas!

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