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Must-See Winnipeg Summer Attractions

Plan the Perfect Summer!

Any season is a great season to be a tourist in your own town! Don’t have summer plans yet? Here are some Must-see Winnipeg Attractions to do in Winnipeg this summer from Tourism Manitoba:

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

This is a must-see this summer if you have not already been! This spectacular building is made up of 1335 pieces of glass which mirror the sky and the stone ramps inside the Museum lead you on a journey from darkness into light as you move up through the exhibits. 

Manitoba Museum

An incredible family-friendly destination that will keep you busy for an entire day, the Manitoba Museum has three different spaces to explore. Take the kids to The Science Gallery, with hands on activities, the Planetarium with shows all about the universe and the main gallery space. Don’t forget to get aboard the Nonsuch, the life-size replica of a 17th century sailing ship. 

Assiniboine Park + Zoo

Polar bear swimming under water at the Assiniboine Zoo polar bear exhibit.
Assiniboine Park + Zoo

Assiniboine Park is something we in Winnipeg take for granted. It’s such an incredible outdoor space for young and old! 

From Polar Bears at the Zoo to the sweet smells in the Leo Mol English Gardens and the newest attraction – the Gardens at the Leaf or tossing a ball or frisbee in the park it’s a great place to get out and play! For the littles, the Nature’s Playground is so much fun. 

Rainbow Stage

Set in Kildonan Park, home of the Witch’s Hut, Rainbow Stage has to be on your summer Winnipeg list! I’m excited to share I am going to see one of my favorites, Rent, in July! 

Go under the sea with Ariel and her friends at The Little Mermaid running through August. 

FortWhyte Alive

A perfect family day! Explore the endless outdoor trails, see the Bison, rent kayaks and canoes and go fishing! FortWhyte Alive takes you straight into nature, right inside the city. 

The Royal Canadian Mint

I am embarrassed to admit I have never been to The Royal Canadian Mint. It is on my summer bucket-list and I will report back in August! 

The Mint is a unique attraction, manufacturing coins for more than 75 countries around the globe. 

I’ve been told to take the on a 45-minute tour that is offered regularly throughout the summer, it is worth it! And as an added bonus to an already fun day, you will have the opportunity to strike your own coin and feel how heavy a pure gold bar worth over $700,000 is. 

The Forks

Family sitting on picnic blanket in front of the Red River at the Forks
The Forks

Our family loves The Forks. It is our go-to place when we have visitors in town, or when we are looking for a great city walk. The Forks in the summer is thje place to be. You can walk the river trail and then site and visit on the ‘beach’ on the river bank, walk through the natural grasses over the old train bridge or take the water taxi and see our city from a different view! Inside the Forks are great shops, restaurants and the Common to make your day complete! 


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