Places to Visit in Winnipeg

After 27 months, I did my first plane trip to Winnipeg.
Everything when really smooth. No lost baggage, no long waiting in line and no hassle.
Nice direct flight from Montreal to Winnipeg.

English Garden

The winding paths and free-form beds of the English Garden are a feast for the senses for every season.
Located just north of the Qualico Family Centre, the flowing layout of the English Garden is indicative of the English Landscape style, an idealized, but an approachable view of nature, as opposed to the regimented symmetry of a formal garden.
One of the most notable statues in the English Garden, the Boy With The Boot. Many more statues to see.

The Leaf

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.
There are six themed areas to explore – Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, Seasonal Garden, and The Grove.
These gorgeous young gardens will change with the seasons and mature gradually over the weeks, months and years to come.
The place is not finished due to the lack of money. Can wait to see the finished product.


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 Indigenous Peoples Garden

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.

Around Winnipeg

Looking for things to do in Winnipeg, Manitoba? These are some of the attractions in Canada’s most surprising city. After spending a few days there, you will discover there are many things to do in Winnipeg.
If you ask most people about the city, they usually say something like, “Do you mean Winterpeg?” But they are NOT wrong! LOL!! Time Magazine named it one of the World’s Greatest Places for 2021, so you know there is more to Winnipeg than you think.
Winnipeg will surprise you.

The Forks Historic Site

Going there to eat at the Spaghetti Manufactory.

You’ll see & hear about the many historical buildings, statues, people, museums and parks that make up this thousand-year-old heart of Winnipeg!

Highlights from, the first indigenous people to the fur traders to the new features of today, including Shaw Park, Esplanade Riel, Johnston Terminal, and the iconic Red River!

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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 for 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-metre high carved spirit tree.

Walking Around Town

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