Explore Downtown Winnipeg


Exploring Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba is considered the geographical center of Canada and the gateway to Eastern and Western Canada. As the capital of Manitoba, Winnipeg is home to the famous street corner of Portage and Main, known as possibly the “windiest corner on the continent.”

You can find much to see and many things to do in Winnipeg. The city is overflowing with venues for the arts and culture, museums – such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, theatres, festivals, music and dance, sports, and more. From The Forks National Historic Site which has its own river walk, shops and green space, to the Royal Canadian Mint and the stunning urban forest setting of the Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg is a city with so much to offer for a vacation.


Things To See and Do Around Winnipeg

The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre is situated in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, just minutes away from most of the city’s major attractions. Our Concierge is always happy to make recommendations on things to see and do that appeal to your particular interests. For a quick overview of attractions, recreation, shopping and dining, consider a few of our favorites within five minutes of our landmark hotel.


Attractions & Recreation


Performing Arts, Museums, Attractions & Entertainment:


The Manitoba Legislative Building –

Completed in 1920, this neoclassical building is famous for its “Golden Boy” statue on top of the cupola and the collection of  hieroglyphics, freemasonic symbols and numeric codes found within its grand interior. Don’t miss the Hermetic Code Tour.

The Forks National Historic Site & Forks Market –

A historic site, meeting place and green space in downtown Winnipeg, The Forks is situated at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River.

Manitoba Children’s Museum –

This delightful interactive children’s museum nurtures the power of imagination and the spirit of self-discovery.

Centennial Concert Hall –

Located on Main Street, this popular concert venue is home to the Manitoba Opera, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Manitoba Museum & Planetarium –

Winnipeg’s largest heritage and science centre, the museum showcases Manitoba’s rich and colourful history, as well as planetarium shows and Science Gallery exhibits.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery –

Known as the WAG, the Winnipeg Art Gallery was founded in 1912. It is Canada’s oldest civic gallery and the sixth largest in the country.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights –

Located adjacent to The Forks, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.


Sports & Recreation:


Canada Life Centre

The Canada Life Centre is an indoor sports arena and entertainment venue located at 300 Portage Avenue in downtown Winnipeg.

Shaw Park

Formerly CanWest Park, this baseball stadium is located adjacent to The Forks National Historic Site, near the city’s downtown, and is home to the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association.

FortWhyte Alive

Located in south-west Winnipeg, this 640-acre oasis features several lakes for canoeing and sailing, trails for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing and dining year-round.


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