Winnipeg is a vibrant city with small-town charm and big-city amenities. Around every bend of this river city awaits a new experience. Manitoba’s capital is beautiful and affordable — an ideal place to live, learn and grow.
The Four Seasons
Part of the uniquely Winnipeg experience is enjoying Manitoba’s four seasons: photograph the autumn leaves while hiking the trails of Assiniboine Park, sip warm cider after skating along the snow-capped banks of the Red River, picnic under a canopy of lilac blossoms while observing the migration of Canadian geese, or enjoy the sun and surf of our world-class beaches.
Arts and Culture
Winnipeg’s broad cultural diversity provides the base for a thriving arts community. World-class theatre, dance, film, music, art and literature are available throughout the year.
- Winnipeg Folk Festival
- Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
- Festival du Voyageur
- Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet
- and many more local arts organizations
Sport Manitoba offers many activities for keen sports enthusiasts, but if cheering on the home team is your preference, don’t miss Winnipeg Jets hockey, Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball and Winnipeg Blue Bombers football.
Parks and Historical Sites
The meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers is the “birthplace” of Winnipeg. This site, now known as The Forks, is steeped in history and tradition and continues to promote Aboriginal heritage throughout our energetic city. Parks and trails mark the urban and rural landscape while offering endless entertainment. Be sure to tour the St. Boniface Basilica, the Legislative Building, Fort Gibraltar or Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. There’s always something new to explore.