Places To Visit In Winnipeg on your next trip

So many places you can visit while in Winnipeg for few days or a week.

There are many amazing places to explore in this city. Some of the must-visit places in Winnipeg include The Forks National Historic Site, a vibrant marketplace that is considered the heart of the city, feeding into its multi-cultural spirit.

 

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, one of the newest and most profound museums in Canada, which tells the story of human rights in Canada and around the world. Moreover, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, home to a large collection of contemporary and historical art from Canada and beyond.

Where to start for your visit in Winnipeg!

English Garden In Assiniboine Park

The English Garden in Assiniboine Park is a marvelous sight to visit. It is a beautifully designed space filled with an amazing selection of flowers, lush greenery, and charming features. You will be able to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere while taking a stroll through the garden’s pathways.

 

The garden is the perfect place to escape city life and connect with nature. The English Garden is a true gem nestled in the heart of Winnipeg’s most famous park. Its beauty and grace will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

 

One of the most notable statues in the English Garden is the Boy with The Boot. One of many statues to see.

Whether you are a local or a visitor to the area, a visit to the English Garden at Assiniboine Park is a must-see.

The Leaf

The Leaf is an outdoor horticultural attraction at Assiniboine Park where visitors will journey through six themed areas to explore – Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, Seasonal Garden, and The Grove. 

 

The outdoor Gardens at The Leaf cover close to 30 acres in the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park and are close to the zoo.

You will travel along a series of pathways through multiple garden vignettes and horticultural experiences.

 

These gorgeous young gardens will change with the seasons and mature gradually over the weeks, months and years to come.

The Kitchen Garden

 The Kitchen Garden is home to a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and other edible plants. 

It also features plantings that thematically connect the Kitchen Garden with the adjacent Indigenous Peoples’ Garden, including the three sisters (corn, squash and beans).

 

The Kitchen Garden will also focus on active gardening, with potential for demonstrations, classes, composting, and water conservation. The area includes a variety of themed garden beds with rotating crops, an outdoor oven, and a variety of greenhouses for planting and demonstration.

"The indoor horticultural exhibit at Assiniboine Park is now open."

Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome

Mediterranean Biome

Babs Asper Display House

Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden

A Living Classroom- The Leaf Coffee Bar

The Indigenous Peoples Garden

Here, we learn the meaning of the fire.
The Indigenous Peoples Garden is a gathering place that recognizes our country’s strong Indigenous heritage.
The beliefs and traditions of Indigenous peoples reflect a deep philosophical understanding and respect for nature.

More Thing To Do Around Town In Winnipeg

Are you looking for things to do in Winnipeg, Manitoba? 

 

The city is full of attractions and activities for residents and visitors alike. You can visit the Forks, a riverside public market and cultural hub, or explore the historic Exchange District with its numerous art galleries and restaurants. 

 

Manitoba Legislative Building is a great place to admire the architecture, while Assiniboine Park is the perfect location for a relaxing stroll. Art lovers should check out the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which features the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. 

If you are a foodie, Winnipeg’s diverse culinary scene will not disappoint, with everything from local specialties like perogies and kielbasa to international cuisine.

 

Despite the common nickname “Winterpeg,” the city has much more to offer than just cold weather. In fact, Time Magazine named it one of the World’s Greatest Places for 2021, proving that Winnipeg is a destination worth exploring.

The Forks Historic Site

The Forks Historic Site is a famous tourist attraction situated in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It is a place of rich history and culture that dates back to the early days when Indigenous people used to gather there. Today, it is a vibrant and bustling center that serves as a marketplace, park, and venue for various events and festivals throughout the year.

At The Forks Historic Site, visitors can explore many amenities and attractions, such as a museum, numerous restaurants, artisan shops, and an outdoor skating rink during the winter season. The site also features beautiful riverfront trails and green spaces that are perfect for picnics or a stroll.

Whether you are a history enthusiast, a food lover, or someone looking for a fun outing, The Forks Historic Site has something to offer everyone.

 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a world-renowned national museum located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It was established in 2008 and officially opened in 2014 with a vision to inspire and empower visitors to create a world where human rights are respected and protected for all.

The museum showcases various human rights issues and their history in Canada and around the world through interactive exhibits, artifacts, and multimedia displays. The architectural design of the museum is also a testament to the importance of human rights as it features a unique structure that points towards the sky, also known as the “Tower of Hope”. 

 

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has been recognized as one of the most innovative and technologically advanced museums in the world and is a must-see destination for visitors of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in learning more about human rights and their importance.

 

This place is a walking distance from The Fork.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is located on ancestral lands, on Treaty 1 Territory. The Red River Valley is also the birthplace of the Métis.

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

Our first visit to the new location of the Aviation Museum. It is located beside the Winnipeg Airport. We were impressed with the display. You can see the planes from all sides, suspended in the air.

 

This new facility features 17 thoughtfully curated exhibits filled with stories of Canada’s rich aviation history and Canadian innovations. My grandkid loves the interactive Science of Flight zone and the Galaxy Exploration play area. 

 

Watch planes take off and land in the Founders Observation Lounge. Visiting the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, was a great experience.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is an art museum. Qaumajuq is an innovative new museum, home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.

 

The collection includes over 24,000 works from Canadian, indigenous Canadians, and international artists. The museum also holds the world’s largest collection of Inuit art with displays of more than 10,000 rarely seen Inuit works

Bois Des Esprits

This 117-acre urban forest contains five different ecosystems – river bottom, wetland, oak forest, aspen forest, and grassland. What makes it so treasured is that it is still ‘virtually undisturbed.’

 

One special feature of the woods is a series of oxbows or abandoned riverbeds. Also, Bois Des Esprits is home to the finest forest sculptures.

And Woody is the 3-meter high carved spirit tree.

Walking Around Town

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Updated on Feb, 2024: This article was published at an earlier date and has been updated with new information.”The Botanical in Winnipeg is open”

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