Things to Do in Winnipeg
Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba and the largest city of the province. Its name is derived from the lake of Winnipeg. It has a long history dating back to 1738 when the first French traders built a fort on site. The City of Winnipeg was incorporated in 1812.
Winnipeg has an extensive culture of sporting activities and festivals, so you’ll find plenty of things to do in Winnipeg during your stay here.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers–This is a football team based in Winnipeg. They are part of the Canadian Football League (CFL). They used to play at the Canad Inns Stadium but when then was demolished, the team were moved to the Investors Group Field.
Winnipeg Folk Festival–This folk festival is held once a year at the Birds Hill Provincial Park. It’s held during the second week of July, and from Wednesday to Sunday night. There is a wide range of music, from folk to Celtic, World, gospel, rock, and more.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet–Its title was granted by Queen Elizabeth II and is Canada’s oldest ballet company. Notable dancers have danced here, including Eve-lyn Hart and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The Manitoba Museum–There is something to interest everyone here. It’s the biggest museum in the city and showcases the history of the city and the province. One of its most notable exhibits is of the ship Nonsuch. This is a full-size replica. The ship was designed to be small so that it could easily traverse the waters of James Bay without being shipwrecked. The replica was handmade by using tools that they would have used in the 17th century.
Your time in this great city will be filled full of fun and activities. Check online for many other things to do in Winnipeg.