Interesting things to do in Winnipeg
Winnipeg, the largest city of Manitoba, formerly an important trading post for the First Nations of Canada, is a bustling economic center today. Winnipeg architecture reflects its various cultural influences and many murals around the city proudly illustrate the major historical events that the city has gone through.
Enjoying Nature and Wetlands
Its vast grasslands and forests of the region are simply magnificent. Traveling to Winnipeg is going to be a great experience for you, especially if you opt for canoeing or swimming in its beautiful lakes to explore its wetlands. However, if this is not on your mind, then you can always visit the local attractions that make this city special.
Winnipeg has a variety of restaurants with many specialties and authentic Ukrainian cuisine. Winnipeg is however more than just the outdoor activities and food. It is a thriving cultural center where the film plays an important role, as evidenced by the Aboriginal Film Festival held once a year, among others and certain major Hollywood productions that are touring regularly.
Visit Winnipeg’s famous theatres including world famous Royal Ballet of Canada. Theatres in Winnipeg are highly valued cultural elements in Winnipeg. Here, the theater season is full of talent and enthusiasm and offers plays, musicals and “performances” which are incredibly generous to the proportions of the city.
There is also the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, a theater company that has won the heart of critics with its quality products. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Opera is also internationally acclaimed in their category.
Visitors also flock in droves to participate in Folklorama, the largest and longest (two weeks) cultural event of its kind in the world. On this occasion, volunteers representing various countries and ethnic groups organize a series of concerts, performances and demonstrations in more than 40 pavilions.
Winnipeg is one of the sunniest cities in Canada. The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival are just a few of the most popular festivals in the spring and summer.
The combination of food, art and culture of a cosmopolitan city which is full of charm offers a unique and unforgettable experience for everyone who visits it. Winnipeg also offers an impressive and inspiring art scene, the world’s largest collection of Inuit art (Eskimo), with contemporary artistic expressions of these tribes covered, ranging from bespoke spray paint to locally made crafts.
Visit the historic Forks site
This urban oasis in downtown Winnipeg dates back to thousands years, where the European settlers settled along the river. Today the site is a meeting place for the residents of the city as well as a place of recreation. There are green areas which offer fun, skate parks, shops and events which normally schedule outdoor dining.
The Exchange District is one of the most picturesque and cosmopolitan neighborhoods in North America. With many streets, you can enjoy one of the best-preserved urban areas. It is where you can enjoy the picture of nearly 150 year-old buildings constructed with modernist influence of the late nineteenth century. In addition, the Exchange District is necessary for anyone looking for art pieces from local designers, antiques and period furniture stop.
The French Quarter
Walking over the footbridge to the Esplanade Riel and meeting the French Quarter of St. Boniface is a bit surprising, as you do not expect to find a place of beautiful French heritage amid the Anglophone Canada.
This site is home to one of the largest francophone communities, located west of the Great Lakes, the birthplace of Louis Riel and the Métis leader who founded Manitoba. Here you can stroll along Le Boulevard Provencher, stop at the shops or spend the afternoon in the quaint cafes along the way.
So visit Winnipeg and indulge into all the entertaining activities that it has to offer!