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:
– The Bell MTS Centre –
The Bell MTS 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 just south of Winnipeg, this 640-acre oasis features several lakes for canoeing and sailing, trails for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing and dining year-round.
Shopping and Dining:
– The Exchange District –
A 30-block district featuring beautiful turn-of-the-20th-century buildings, this charming and historic area is home to some of Winnipeg’s trendiest boutiques and restaurants.
– Portage Place –
Portage Place is a 439,600 square foot mixed-use shopping centre located on the north side of Portage Avenue, between Vaughan and Carlton Streets in downtown Winnipeg.
– Polo Park Shopping Centre –
Polo Park is Winnipeg’s largest retail and entertainment district.
– The Keg, 115 Garry St. –
Enjoy great steaks, seafood and terrific happy-hour specials at this clubby restaurant.
– Earls Kitchen + Bar, 191 Main St. –
A sleek and stylish spot for gourmet burgers and comfort food classics.
– Carne Italian Chophouse, 295 York –
Elegant and contemporary, Carne Italian Chophouse specializes in prime meats and seafood.
– Prairie 360, 83 Garry St. –
For spectacular city views and great steakhouse fare, this revolving restaurant high above Winnipeg takes fine dining to new heights.
– Thida’s Thai, 78 Donald St. –
A family-owned favorite for spiced-to-order Thai cuisine.