Named after Dr. Curtis Park, the Birds Hill Provincial Park was opened to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday, and features an unusual collection of diverse landscapes. From windswept prairies and rolling green meadows, to forests dominated by oak and aspen trees, the park covers nearly 3358 hectares (8300 acres) of land near Winnipeg. This massive park runs thick with kilometers of walking and cycling trails flanked by fields of wildflowers, inviting outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Its wooded depths are also home to a preserved historic homestead and a riding stable. At the heart of the park lies the sparkling Kingfisher Lake that is skirted by endless sandy stretches of the shore. Throughout the year, Birds Hill brims with a flurry of activities and events, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, one of the largest of its kind in North America. Scores of visitors also stop by the park to watch engaging equestrian shows and polo tournaments.
Visitors can get a detailed look at the lives of the Plains Indians and the early prairie settlers at The Manitoba Museum, located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. It has nine galleries including a planetarium, a science gallery, and a five-story sailing ship, the Nonsuch. The Manitoba Museum also prides in being awarded the Michelin Guide's highest rating, 'Worth the Trip.'
Since its opening in 1989, this market has evolved into the quintessential gathering place. After 10 years of development of this historic site and restoration of several historic buildings, it is once again a thriving hub of activity. Walking distance from the downtown hotels and within five minute's shuttle from attractions such as the Convention Centre, Manitoba Legislative Buildings, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature etc, the market is "must do" for anyone visiting Winnipeg. Time for some days may vary.
Manitoba Children's Museum is a fun family destination that is a sure-fire winner with kids. Featuring interactive galleries, such as All Aboard; kids at this hands-on museum can do anything from taking an imaginary train ride to delivering the news in the Television studio. Children will love to explore all the galleries for hours on end. Head to the in-house store and take home a lovely souvenir. You can also host theme parties and events for children at the museum.
The Winnipeg Trolley Company offers some of the best tours which enable you to get to know Winnipeg up close. Hop aboard a restored orange-and-cream streetcar for a ride that is fun, informative and exciting. Their knowledgeable guide will enthrall you with true stories as well as legendary folklore. Trivia and sights abound in this tour where you will learn interesting tidbits regarding the city's past and get a glimpse of popular attractions, each with a story attached to it. Don't forget to add this to your itinerary while visiting this metropolis.
Located in River Heights, the residential district of Winnipeg, the Academy Road stretches between Wellington Crescent and Maryland Bridge. Although a part of the road was called Godfrey Avenue, the entire length of the road was renamed in the 1930s. The street takes its name from St. Mary's Academy which lies towards the Maryland Bridge. Besides, this landmark is a shoppers' paradise and houses several stores catering from fashion and beauty needs to home decor. After an exhaustive shopping spree, you can devour a delicious meal at any of the restaurants that dot the street.
Located in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum glorifies the heros of Manitoba's ice hockey world. The museum began in 1985, with plaques bearing names of the early members erected. The group of those honored was large, and included the coaches, players, teams and builders. The museum features a special dedication to winners of gold medals in the Olympic games.
Located in central Winnipeg, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library conserves local handiwork. The establishment of this museum can be traced back to the formation of the Crafts Guild of Manitoba that was formed in 1928. In the 1930s, the guild founded an exhibition space for handicrafts as well as a library offering knowledge on the field. When the guild shut down in 1997, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library took over the management of these collections. Visitors can peruse beautiful works like crochet, knitting, quilting, lace, ceramic, glass, wood and more.
Originally built in the year 1809, the Fort Gibraltar was a fort in Manitoba. Now listed as one of the National Monuments in Canada, a visit to this fort gives you an insight into the fur-trading era and the life in the Red River valley. The fort hosts guided tours for the history enthusiasts during summer where you can experience the lifestyle of people in 1800s. Besides, the charming fort is also a perfect venue for hosting your special events like weddings and receptions and provides rental services for the same.
As the name suggests, this museum chronicles and displays collection pertaining to the history of Royal Canadian Navy. For detailed information, check website.