There’s more than snow in the air
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeggers embrace the winter months with zest. The city comes alive with fantastic festivals, events and activities. Breathe in the frosty air and you’ll see—the spirit is contagious.

Toques and top hats

Head to Grand Beach for some frosty-air fun as you snowmobile or cross-country ski. Browse for native art at the shops located at The Forks. Then make like a penguin, don your top hat and tails and enjoy an evening of Tchaikovsky played to perfection by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Polar bears and moose

Skate on the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Take a guided tour of St. Boniface, Winnipeg’s French quarter. Visit the zoo and see polar bears playing in the snow. Then spot a moose—actually a whole team of them--as you enjoy the excitement of a Manitoba Moose AHL hockey game.

A little culture

Visit the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. Climb aboard a perfect replica of the Nonsuch, the ship that brought men to Winnipeg in search of furs in 1668. See the extensive collection of Inuit art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Enjoy a performance of the world-famous Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

If you have one week...

Spend a few days discovering the fur trader’s life at the Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival. Book a two-day escape to a remote lake and do some ice fishing. Hop on the train and head to Churchill, on a two-day quest to encounter a polar bear.