Winnipeg, Manitoba is the Capital City of Manitoba Canada. The city is located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The Red River was designated a Canadian Heritage River. Both the rivers and the City of Winnipeg have a long history in Canada.
Winnipeg is the "Culture Capital of Canada" with a vibrant art, music, dance and theatre population. There are art galleries featuring Inuit, Ukrainian and First Nation artists who specialize in sculptures, drawings, prints, wall hangings, carvings, paintings and/or crafts.
Culture comes in many forms. The culture of the land and of the people can be told through many different venues. The Chinese garden, heritage building, art centre, live theatre, outdoor music venue, outdoor mural, art in a park, concert hall, cultural centre, playhouse, ballet and orchestra are all cultural venues..
There are many other kinds of attractions to visit in Winnipeg. There is a race track, amusement park, theatres, golf courses, water slides, zoo, swimming pools, beaches, casino, bowling alleys, train rides, go karts, mini golf and sightseeing tours. There are also sightseeing companies (canoe, bus, walking, boat, etc) with interpretive guides providing tours.
Throughout the city there are many services and amenities which are very important to a traveler. Some of the services available include accommodations, attractions, banks, gas stations, restaurants, shopping malls, big box stores, grocery stores, coffee houses, spas, gift boutiques, laundromats, pubs, organic shops, casino, transportation (International Airport, Taxi, bus and car rentals) and museums.
When talking museums Winnipeg means business. There are museums and then more museums. History is well told in the region through their many exhibits, artifacts and heritage sites.
Some of the museums to plan for are the Western Canada Aviation Museum, The Living Prairie Museum, Historical Museum of St. James-Assiniboia, Manitoba Museum, Transcona Historical Museum, Children’s Museum, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum, Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr's Shrine, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and the Winnipeg Railway Museum.
Winnipeg’s Exchange District, located downtown, is recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada because of its unique and historical terracotta and stone cut architecture. The most popular historical destination in Winnipeg, Manitoba is The Forks National Historic Site of Canada which is located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
There are plenty of historic sites located in the region. Some of the historic sites you may wish to visit while in Winnipeg include the Battle of Seven Oaks National Historic Site of Canada, Air Force Heritage Air Park, Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park, Riel House Historic Site, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada, St. Andrew's Rectory National Historic Site, Fort Gibraltar, Grant's Old Mill, Louis Riel's Tomb, St. Boniface Cathedral-Basilica, St. John's Cathedral and Cemetery and the Manitoba Legislative Building and Government House.
Having two major rivers in the city makes for many green space areas, trails systems and community parks. Winnipeg has many children parks, sport field parks and picnic parks in the region. Some include monuments, play structures, docks, boat launches and picnic areas.
Some of the bigger, more popular parks and trails in Winnipeg include Assiniboine Forest, Assiniboine Park, Birds Hill Provincial Park, English Gardens, Riverwalk Promenades, Broadway Promenade, Fort Whyte Alive, Kil-cona Regional Park, Kildonan Park, La Barriere Park, Little Mountain Park, Stephen Juda Park, Sturgeon Creek Park and Vital Park.
During the summer months some of the adventures enjoyed while in Winnipeg include golfing, fishing, sightseeing, birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, swimming, water skiing, boating, sailing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, tennis, soccer, baseball, lawn bowling and picnicking.
In the winter months, after the snow falls and the rivers and lakes freeze over, some of the popular activities in the region include cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing and tobogganing.