Cheap Flights To Winnipeg
Winnipeg has a lot to offer. It's a fun place crammed with things to do with the summer months being the most active. Take your pick from a choice of museums, glorious parks, a zoo, a children's theme park and a coin mint which offers tours.
Located in the Canadian Province of Manitoba, Winnipeg is 68 miles north of the US border. The Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet here, and the area was first inhabited by Aboriginal settlers. French traders started moving in in the 1700s, and 1890 saw the beginnings of mass migration after the new railway was built. The area quickly became a diverse and multicultural hub which is still how it is today.
The city has pleasant summers, but the winters are long and cold. Luckily for visitors, there are many things to do both inside and out, so a trip is exciting no matter what the thermometer reads. The Forks is a charming riverside area that is not to be missed, and make time for a tour of the Canadian Mint. In July, Canada Day brings fireworks and street parties, and in December the Winter Wonderland is a festival of Christmas lights.
Things To Do
Winnipeg has great museums, a choice of shops and many pretty parks. For families, there's a zoo, waterpark and theme park for tots. There is also a lively night scene and a wide range of places to dine. There are things to do in summer and winter -- so it doesn't matter what the weather brings.
An enjoyable trip into the past
The Forks is an area by the river that was the meeting place of traders and settlers. You can learn about its history on a tour or book a boat trip. There is also a children's water park for the hotter summer days.
A moving (and important) education on human rights
The Canadian Museum of Human Rights is as spectacular from the outside as it is on the inside. Complete with a tower offering views of the city, this museum should not be missed. The exhibits on display are emotional and tell the tale of struggles across the globe -- a truly thought-provoking experience.
Money doesn't grow on trees
There aren't many places where you can see coins being produced. A weekday tour of the Canadian Mint shows visitors how money is made and how Olympic medals are created. A display of these medals is one of the highlights. Booking is recommended as it is popular.
Calendar Of Events
Winnipeg has a lively itinerary of events, many of which take place every year. Summertime is the busiest season, but there are events that are organised in winter too.
- Canada Day. This is celebrated by the whole nation on 1st July each year. In Winnipeg, people take to the streets and parks where live bands perform and firework displays are organised. There is a party atmosphere all day with plenty of different food and drink options.
- Manyfest. This takes place in Downtown at the beginning of September. The festival attracts roughly 60,000 people who visit the beer gardens and street food stalls. There are kids' zones as well, and in the evening the area is lit up.
- Christmas-light display. Each December, a Christmas-light display is erected by Canad Inns in Exhibition Park. You can drive through in your car or you can hop on a horse-driven carriage. A lovely way to get you in the Christmas spirit.