- The ‘cultural cradle of Canada’
Winnipeg has plenty of cultural activities, sights and events to see and do all year round.
Arts lovers visit the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre to catch a performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra or the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada’s oldest dance company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America.Art gallery fans and history buffs will also want to visit the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Forks National Historic Site.
- Fabulous festivals
Winnipeg boasts a spectacular festival calendar, with a huge range of events on offer throughout the year. From Folkorama to the Festival du Voyageur, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival,and even the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, you are sure to be permanently entertained during your time in Winnipeg!
- Spectacular scenery
Culture aside, Winnipeg is famed for its beautiful surroundings sitting just beyond the city’s borders. Manitoba has over 100,000 scenic lakes in addition to multiple provincial parks for outdoor enthusiasts – hiking, fishing, camping, mountain biking, lake swimming and more are all on offer during the summer months.
- Winter wonderland
Winter sports fans will also be pleased to hear that the city is covered in snow 132 days of the year, which means that sports fans will also be able to take part in cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice skating and ice fishing. Winnipeg is also home to the longest naturally freezing skating rink in the world, running along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers over a distance of 8.5 kilometer.
- Sunny city
It might be home to extreme changes in temperature, but Winnipeg still receives its fair share of golden rays and soaring summer temperatures. In fact, Winnipeg experiences around 2,372 hours of sunshine on average per year – that’s one of the greatest in the whole of Canada!
- Northern lights
Winnipeg residents are also lucky enough to experience the Aurora Borealis (or ‘Northern Lights’) for themselves in Manitoba, a stunning phenomenon which can only be witnessed in a few northern spots around the globe.
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