Manitoba Trans-Canada Highway Route: Winnipeg Visitor Tips
Here are some quick suggestions for visitors with limited time in the City: The schedule is a suggestion for those who want to see the essence of Winnipeg in only a couple of days.
One Day Stay
Here are the things you should try to do on your first day (this may take mmore than a day if you are travelling with children)
Start at the Manitoba Legislature. It's the heart of the city and the province
Visit Dalnavert, one of the most important old homes in the city
See the Winnipeg Art Gallery
Visit the Winnipeg Grain Exchange and the historical Exchange District, with some of the oldest buildings in Western Canada. Winnipeg's Chinatown is also in this area
Visit the Centennial Centre, the focal point for the city's arts community
Cross the River into Old St Boniface, to see the largest French community west of Montreal
Cross the Red River again, to The Forks, a local gathering spot, market, and historical site
Take the Riverwalk along the Assiniboine River from The Forks back to the
Legislature, if you wish
For an interesting evening, head south into Osborne Village, on the south shore of the Assiniboine River. A little further west, on Corydon is the city's Italian district, with many great restaurants.
Two Day Stay
Here are suggestions for a second day in Winnipeg:
Head west to the Air Force Heritage Park, just south of the airport to see many propellor and jet planes from the past.
Head west to the Living Prairie Museum & Park, which preserves a rare patch of the tall grass prairie that existed in the West. South from the park is Grant's Mill on beautiful Sturgeon Creek
Head south to Assiniboine Park, where there is a zoo, the Leo Mol sculpture garden, as well as Canada's largest urban forest.
Head south again to the Fort Whyte Centre for Environmental Education
Head east to the Royal Canadian Mint, and see how Canada's coins are made (free tour but no free samples)
Head northeast to view the massive Spillway which each springtime sends the Red River floodwaters around Winnipeg.
Map of Hotels and Attractions
Blue = Trans-Canada Bypass Route | green= downtown access route