Explore Winnipeg
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By: Kelly

May 03rd, 2016

Explore Winnipeg

Winnipeg is rich in culture and history. Well known for its museums and theatre life, Winnipeg is a city worth exploring.

The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum is the largest museum in Canada. This heritage and science centre boasts an astounding nine permanent galleries including a planetarium.

Catch “Live with the stars”, a planetarium show that recreates the Manitoba night sky or experience the exhilarating thrill of a space launch as you enjoy real-life astronaut training.

Assiniboine Park Zoo

“Journey to Churchill” is an award-winning exhibit showcasing the most exotic Northern species. Polar bears, Arctic fox and wolves are just a teaser of what you can expect at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Enjoy the experience of walking through the glass dome Sea Ice Passage while viewing polar bears at play. Assiniboine park Zoo home to incredibly rare animals such as red pandas, Asiatic lions, snow leopards along with 200 other species.

credit: Assiniboine Park Zoo website

credit: Assiniboine Park Zoo website

Experience the northern lights at the Aurora Borealis Theatre with a full 360 visual projection of nature’s glow as it floats above you for an eight-minute feature film of Northern seasonal beauty. You’ll feel as if you’re standing in the uninterrupted space of the Arctic, experiencing the true feeling of northern life.

 

Fun Mountain Water Slide Park

The name says it all. Age aside, everyone loves a good waterpark. Fun Mountain Water Slide Park has something for everyone, complete with 10 water slides, heated pools, bumper boats, mini-golf, zip-lining and super outdoorsy activities for all ages. Located just a few minutes east of Winnipeg, brace yourself for a day filled with 40 acres of fun.

Lifeguards are on duty at every pool to ensure safety rules are maintained. If you find yourselves wanting to spend some time out of the pool, why not swirl down the man-made enchanted river or enjoy a family game of nine holes’ mini golf. With its many attractions, Fun Mountain is an absolute “must-do” whilst visiting Winnipeg.

The Royal Canadian

The Royal Canadian Mint produces some of the world’s most exquisite collectible coins. Upon arrival, you are drawn in by a sleek, reflective glass exterior, ensuring that this one of Winnipeg’s finest buildings.

Inside, you’ll get a guided tour of the facility where all Canadian coins are made. This fascinating museum allows visitors to marvel at the art of coin making, while those who want to get more involved in the process, can learn to craft their very own coin. Another major attraction at the Royal Mint is the 99.99% pure gold bar, a sight that many visitors cannot resist.

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg has a great reputation for producing fantastic artworks and the Winnipeg Art Gallery is no exception.

Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s 6th largest art gallery housing 24,000 internationally renowned art pieces. The gallery holds the largest collection of Inuit art and features everything from the Renaissance to Ancient Greece as well as contemporary photography. A visit to Winnipeg Art Gallery includes “Art for Lunch” a tour of the gallery at the lunch hour which includes tea and coffee. The “Double Take” workshop consists of a guided tour of the gallery as well as interactive art workshops which are mainly used for team buildings. These workshops are not limited to painting but also offer a variety of other media such as clay, drawing video and mixed. There’s a little something for everyone.

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