The Top 5 Things to do in Winnipeg
Jun. 16, 2014
In your next trip to Aikens Lake, take some time out to experience the wonderful city of Winnipeg.You can spend an extra day or two to wander around the city, see the sights, and really get a good feel for the town. Here are the top 5 things we recommend in Winnipeg.
- Take a Bus Tour. Get the touristy thing out of the way first and take a bus tour of the city. These typically last a good 2-3 hours and give you a good introduction to Winnipeg. You will learn a little bit about its French-English roots and get a taste of the culture. You can also get a good look at some of the fantastic formal gardens that can be found throughout the city. If you do decide to take a bus tour, we highly recommend Ô Tours, which provides great tours for about $30 per person.
- Wander the Exchange District. If you happen to be feeling artsy, then we recommend visiting the Exchange District. Home to Winnipeg’s art scene, this part of the city is home to antique shops, designer boutiques, and of course art galleries. Even if shopping isn’t really your thing, you will still enjoy wandering around this district and admiring its early 20th century architecture. In fact, the district is home to about 150 heritage buildings.
- Visit Boniface. Otherwise known as Winnipeg’s French Quarter, St. Boniface is a great place if you have a few hours to kill. While you can walk around this area, we recommend hiring a horse drawn carriage to take you around in style. If you could use a caffeine filled pick-me-up, St Boniface is home to some of the best cafesin Winnipeg. While you are in the area, make sure to stop by the Cathedral St Boniface as well.
- Take the Bison Safari at FortWhyte Alive. If you aren’t really looking for a city experience, FortWhyte Alive is a great option. This nature preserve sits right outside of Winnipeg and is an excellent place to hike and take in the local wildlife. This is an especially great option if you have kids, since it allows them to see a number of different types of animals, from Bison to Prairie Dogs.
- Stop by The Forks. For shopping and dining, The Forks area is one of your best bets in Winnipeg. This area is located where the Red River meets the Assiniboine and has a healthy mix of shops, restaurants, and parks. A number of Winnipeg’s entertainment venues and historic sites are also located in The Forks.
If you are visiting us here at Aikens Lake, you will almost certainly not be doing it during hockey season. However, if you happen to be in Winnipeg during the hockey season, we strongly recommend catching a Winnipeg Jets game.
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