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SUMMER IN WINNIPEG
Posted on Tuesday June 7, 2016
On average, Winnipeg is covered in snow 132 days of the year, so there’s no doubt we get excited when the sun comes out to play! Check out our list below for some ways to savour the summer in the provincial capital, and be sure to visit Tourism Winnipeg if you’re in search for more options.
Starting this July, the Manitoba Museum houses the exhibit, “Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada,” which commemorates Terry Fox’s heroic Marathon of Hope. Presenting their most comprehensive exhibition ever organized, this exhibit will surely make Canadians feel proud to call this country home.
Head to FortWhyte Alive and discover how this magnificent animal has shaped the history of Manitoba.
Visit the Assiniboia Downs, sit amongst the excited crowd and cheer on jockeys as they ride their horses over the finish line. Best part, it’s for free from May until the end of September.
Nothing beats a Sunday morning stroll along the curves of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Or if you’re up for a little more excitement, rent a canoe or paddleboat.
Upper Fort Garry Gate is hidden amongst the buildings and trees of Broadway Street, and it’s much more than just a gate. It’s all that remains of the Hudson Bay Company fort that was once on this site and represents a large part of Manitoba’s fur trade history.
Bringing a colourful life to the city, local artists have painted over 400 outdoor murals in Manitoba. From storefronts and community centres, to schools and stadiums, visit Murals of Winnipeg to map out your route.
You can easily spend a sun drenched day at this 283-acre park. Go for a walk, catch an impromptu game of ultimate frisbee or enjoy a picnic, but whatever you do, don’t forget to check out the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden which features almost 300 pieces of his famed work.
A visit to Shaw Park to catch some baseball action makes a perfect family fun day or afternoon date!
Time to Namaste in nature.
Manitoba’s largest and best-known farmers’ market features locally grown produce, delicious fresh baking, homestyle jams and preserves, homespun crafts, uniquely designed jewelry, fresh cut flowers and much more. Open Saturdays from 8am - 3pm, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.