Friday 19 April 2019
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5 Tips for Enjoying a Winnipeg Winter

5 Tips for Enjoying a Winnipeg Winter

In the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, winter is celebrated and embraced like nowhere else. And since Winnipeg’s busiest tourist season falls between May 21 and October 7, many local prices drop during the winter, making this an ideal time to enjoy the city while reaping a bumper crop of savings.

A Magical Trail of Winter Fun

Sometimes known as the “Chicago of the North,” Winnipeg is a perfect place to enjoy winter in all its glory. On the Red River Mutual Trail, you can enjoy ice skating on the longest natural frozen trail in the world. Walking, curling, hockey, rugby, family activities, cycling, and broomball are also welcome on the Trail. If you need a heat break, make a pit stop at one of many artistically designed warm-up huts along the Trail.

If you decide to visit for a Winnipeg Winter, you can find many Winnipeg hotels right in the center of the action. That way, you’ll never be far from your room when you want to cozy up from the cold.

FortWhyte Alive: An Intersection of Nature, Fun, Education, and Preservation

Visitors can also immerse themselves in frosty outdoor fun by visiting FortWhyte Alive. FortWhyte boasts 640 acres of protected urban green space that is also home to a nature center, wildlife refuge, and an education center. Dive into the wealth of activities offered here, such as ice-fishing, horse-drawn carriage rides, hiking, and tours which will transport you to the worlds of the Canadian aboriginals. Even with the flat prairie landscape, you can still enjoy the classic winter activities of sledding and tobogganing with the park’s giant slides built exactly for this purpose.

Enter the Arctic Animal Kingdom

Enter the wonders of the animal kingdom with a trip to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, which features many wild inhabitants of the arctic habitats so prevalent throughout Canada. One of the star attractions is the polar bears’ exhibit, where you can stand underneath the bears’ tank and watch them play, swim and sometimes roughhouse with each other in the waters overhead.

RAW:almond, A Fusion of Outdoor and Culinary Beauty

Winnipeg offers many options for indoor luxury and entertainment to enjoy, in addition to its many wintry outdoor adventures. In recent years, Winnipeg’s food scene has taken off in exciting new directions.

The city is now home to many award-winning establishments that cater to almost every palate. For example, you might partake of the delicacies offered by RAW:almond. For the price of one ticket, you’ll dine along the beautiful Assiniboine River, enjoying an array of food presented by some of North America’s best chefs.

An Artistic Counterpart to the Winter Wonderland

Winnipeg also abounds in a virtual renaissance of arts and culture. These artistic forays provide a beautiful counterpart to the outdoor side of the city’s lustrous winter. In Winnipeg, you can experience world-class ballet, classical music, and other performing arts courtesy of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Manitoba Theater Center, and many more.

Vacation as never before with a wintertime trip to Winnipeg.  You may never look at winter the same way again.

Mike Thomas is a travel explorer, consultant and renowned blogger. He travels almost 10,000 miles every year to different corners of the world and shares his experience, adventures and stories in T- Holland Travel Guide for more than one year.