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Sights in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is both the capital and the major city in Manitoba and has great museums, a zoo, parks, and historic sites worth checking out.

  • Leo Mol Sculpture Garden—a sculpture garden with bronze sculptures by Polish immigrant Leo Mol, a pavilion, and a lily pond; 2355 Corydon Avenue
  • Assiniboine Park—a large park with a zoo, English gardens, walking paths, a miniature train, and a theater; 2355 Corydon Avenue
  • Manitoba Legislative Building—the home of Manitoba’s legislature where visitors can watch proceedings of the assembly when it is in session and tour the building on their own every day; 450 Broadway
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights—a new museum that emphasizes the importance of human rights through interactive technological exhibits, videos, films, and art; 85 Israel Asper Way
  • Manitoba Museum—a great museum with exhibits on the history of Manitoba, the world, and the universe as well as highlighting ecology and astronomy; 190 Rupert Avenue
  • Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada—situated at Winnipeg Airport, this museum is dedicated to preserving, restoring, and displaying planes from throughout Canada’s aviation history; 958 Ferry Road, Hangar T-2
  • The Forks National Historic Site—a 9-acre park with interpretive displays, sculptures, stone pictographs, and bronze gambling sticks that highlight events throughout the site’s history; 401-25 Forks Market Road
  • Fort Whyte Alive—a 640-acre outdoor destination with an interpretive center; café; aquarium; burrowing oil enclosure; bison prairie; prairie dogs; a pioneer sod house; walking trails; a nature shop; five lakes; and seasonal activities; 1961 McCreary Road
  • Assiniboine Park Zoo—a major tourist attraction with 200 animal species including an arctic species exhibit reputed to be one of the best in the world; musk ox; owls; and caribou; 2595 Roblin Boulevard
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery—Canada’s oldest civic art gallery with over 25,000 works of art from 15th century European paintings to 21st century American multimedia art; 300 Memorial Boulevard
  • Fort Gibraltar—a living history museum with interactive and guided tours about the fur trade with costumed interpreters, a blacksmith shop, winterer’s cabin, and trading post; 866 St. Joseph Street
  • Winnipeg Railway Museum—a railroad museum with antique trains and passenger trains that visitors can walk through; 123 Main Street
  • Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum—Winnipeg’s oldest building that is the convent of the Grey Nuns and has artifacts that depict life and culture of French-speaking and Metis residents of Manitoba; 494 Tache Avenue
  • Grand Prix Amusements–a children’s amusement park with go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, miniature golf, and other activities; 738 Symington Road
  • Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre—a museum that depicts the history of hydroelectric power in Manitoba from the 1880s to the present with a model streetcar, a robot made from over 50 household appliances, and an interactive discovery area; 680 Harrow Street
  • Seven Oaks House Museum—the oldest house in Winnipeg built between 1851-1855 for John and Mary Sinclair Inkster that is a rare log structure that illustrates the history of residents within the Red River settlement during the 19th century; 50 Mac Street
  • Oak Hammock Marsh—a marshy area that is a stopping point for migrating birds as well as a bird sanctuary; Route 200 at Highway 67
  • Living Prairie Museum—a 12-hectare unplowed prairie with a nature center that offers self-guided tours of the land where seasonal wildflowers grow; 2795 Ness Avenue
  • Tinkertown Family Fun Park—a family amusement park with rides, games, and miniature golf; 621 Murdock Road
  • Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art—a modern art gallery with exhibitions from local and international artists; 460 Portage Avenue

 

 

 

 

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