Located in the heart of Canada, one might think that Winnipeg, the gateway to western Canada, is just a small town that is just crossed. And then it must be said that its nickname “Winterpeg”, in reference to winter temperatures, leaves no doubt about its climate.
You will be surprised to learn that Winnipeg is one of Canada’s largest cities (approximately 600,000), and of great ethnic diversity.
Point of convergence of three rivers, this charming city of Prairies enjoys a privileged natural location. Tourist attractions in Winnipeg include many parks, such as the Assiniboine Park, where it is good to walk and observe the birds and the Winnipeg Museum.
Top 5 Must-See Places in Winnipeg
• The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Designed by the incredible architect Antione Predock, the latest tourist attractions in Winnipeg dominates the Winnipeg landscape and shines like a beacon. In an incredible experience, 11 powerful, interactive and impressive exhibits gradually climb to the top of CMHR, Tower of Hope (which offers a breathtaking view of the city). A museum that promotes dialogue and change for a better world, CMHR puts forth a moving description of human experience, unlike anything you have seen.
• Assiniboine Park Zoo
With the possible exception of seals, everyone loves polar bears, which is why they are the much-loved tourist attraction in Winnipeg at the wonderful trip “Journey to Churchill” at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Seeing these majestic mammals that dive, swim and play above you through the glass dome of the exhibition is impressive, while the new area includes an incredible selection of animals such as musk ox, wolf, elk, and seal. The zoo is also home to very rare animals, such as red pandas and snow leopards, as well as more than 200 other species.
In 6,000 years of history, the meeting of the Red and Assiniboine rivers has always been a meeting place for the nations. On 54 beautiful acres, you will find the main market, exceptional restaurants, and accommodation, extensive wooded trails with views of all the meanders of the coast, the world skating park, the playground, and winter. It also offers scooter rental and access to one of the longest ice rinks in the world.
• Hermetic Code Tour in the Manitoba Legislative Building
The magnificent interior of this legislative building is dotted with hieroglyphics, symbols of Freemasons and numerical codes that are presented in the Hermetic Code Tour – a must visit for anyone who loves drama.
The building and the tour are among the principal tourist attractions in Winnipeg.
• Manitoba Museum
If you wish to visit a place that can take you from enormous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period, through the cosmos, through space and time, to the plains of meadows with buffaloes under one roof you need to visit the Manitoba Museum. Nine permanent galleries of this award-winning education and heritage center will delight both children and adults.
Whether you attend a planetarium show with one of the most advanced projection systems in the world, or with a view some of Canada’s most important artifacts at the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum, the Manitoba Museum will please you.