Winnipeg Attractions: Manitoba Sightseeing Destinations -The Fairmont

Sightseeing


Assiniboine Park

Explore over 378 acres at one of Winnipeg's top attractions and sightseeing opportunities along the Assiniboine River. Picnic areas, cycling and walking trails are popular with visitors in the summer.  In the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing and skating on the Duck Pond.

Assiniboine Park is home to the Assiniboine Park ZooThe Conservatory, English Gardens, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and the French formal garden.

Located at 460 Assiniboine Park Drive, where parking lots are available.

Centennial Centre

Includes Centennial Concert Hall, home to:

Costume Museum of Canada

The Costume Museum of Canada features a 35,000-piece collection of clothing, accessories and textile artifacts that spans 400 years. Browse the gift shop and stay for a cup of tea in the Prairie Crocus Tea Room.

The museum is located near the hotel in the Exchange district at 109 Pacific Ave, only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. For information, call (204) 989-0072.

Forks National Historic Site

With an extensive array of specialty food vendors, restaurants and one-of-a-kind shopping kiosks, The Forks is Winnipeg's favorite public gathering place for shopping, dining, community festivals, or sitting outside and enjoying nature. 

  • Open daily at 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Extended Summer Hours (July 1 - Sept 1), Daily 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sundays 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    For information call (888) 942-6302

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada

Original and intact, the stone fort has been meticulously restored to its 1850's appearance as a supply center of the Hudson's Bay Company.  Costumed staff recreate the spirit of the fur trade era.  Summer Special events include the Red River Rendezvous.

  • Season: May 14 to Sept 1
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.      
  • Located north on Highway 9, about 20 miles away from the hotel.       
  • Tour Information: (888) 773-8888 
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Paddlewheel/River Rouge Boat & Bus Tours

See the sites of Winnipeg by bus tour, or experience one of many riverboat cruises along the picturesque Red River - or a combination of both!  Small and large groups can enjoy the cultural, scenic, and historic sights of Winnipeg and Manitoba guided by Paddlewheel/River Rouge Tours.  For more information click here or call (204) 944-8000.

Rainbow Stage Inc.

Rainbow Stage presents full-scale musical productions under the stars in Canada's largest and longest running open-air outdoor theatre.  This magical experience has become a summer tradition for Winnipeggers and out-of-town visitors.  An extended season now features a winter production at Pantages Playhouse Theatre

  • Rainbow Stage Information: (204) 989 5261
  • Pantages Playhouse Information: (204) 989-2889
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Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint offers a fascinating guided tour overlooking the manufacturing facility that explains the precise art of coin making.

  • Tel: (204) 983-6429      
  • Located at 520 Lagimodiere Boulevard, about a 20 minute drive east of the hotel

Assiniboia Downs

Experience live thoroughbred racing at Assiniboia Downs from May to October.  Sundays and holidays are Family Fun Days with a petting zoo, pony rides, and giant inflatable games.  Year-round simulcast wagering on races from tracks around the globe.

  • Tel: (204) 885-3330
  • Located at 3975 Portage Avenue and the Perimeter Highway, a 40-minute drive west of the hotel. 

Casinos of Winnipeg

Take a trip to the tropics at Club Regent Casino.  It's an adventure complete with a walk-through aquarium, towering Mayan ruins, surprising jungle creatures, and blazing tiki torches - a magical setting for live entertainment, dining and gaming.  Located at 1425 Regent Avenue West, a 20 minute drive Northeast of the hotel.

Ride the rails to an opulent era of entertainment with the latest in gaming at McPhillips Street Station Casino. Saunter down the street in our historic railway village amid twinkling lights and a grand turn-of-the-century chandelier.  Located at 484 McPhillips Street, about a 35 minute drive northwest of the hotel.

Royal Winnipeg Ballet

The oldest company in Canada and the second oldest in North America, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet is known for its versatile style and performs an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary ballets.

  • Home performances at Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street  
  • Season: September through May           
  • Ticket Information: (204) 956-2792 or (800) 667-4792

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional orchestra presenting a wide variety of concerts for all musical tastes.  Choose from world-renowned guest artists performing classical masterpieces, entertaining pops programs, concerts for children and families, and an array of exciting specials.

  • Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main Street, a 10 minute walk from the hotel       
  • Season:  September to May       
  • Ticket Information:  (204) 949-3999

Manitoba Opera

Witness stunning international artists who come to Winnipeg from the Metropolitan Opera, Convent Garden and La Scala.  Add the finest local singers and the Manitoba Opera Chorus, supported by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra - and take in the spectacle that is the Manitoba Opera.  With lavish sets, impressive costumes and English subtitles, your evening at the opera promises to be a feast for the senses.

The Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum is the province's largest heritage center renowned for its human and natural heritage themes.  The extensive exhibits - including collections, audiovisual presentations and dioramas - the relationship of people and their environment throughout the history of Manitoba.

  • Main Street & Rupert Avenue, a 12 minute walk from the hotel      
  • Information:  (204) 956-2830 or (204) 943-3139

Manitoba Planetarium

One of only six in the country, the Manitoba Planetarium introduces the wonders of the universe with its state-of-the-art multimedia shows on the cosmos.  The heart of the Planetarium is the the Zeiss Model Vs Star Projector, which can recreate an amazingly realistic night sky containing more than 9,000 stars and the Milky Way.  A visit will entertain and amaze children and adults alike.

  • Main Street and Rupert Avenue - in the lower level of the Manitoba Museum, a 12 minute walk from the hotel.     
  • Information:  (204) 956-2830 or (204) 943-3139

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is home to the world's largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. The WAG's rotating exhibition schedule features the best of contemporary and historical Manitoba and Canadian art.  The gift shop carries unique jewelry and giftware handcrafted by Canadian artists.

  • Located at 300 Memorial Boulevard - next to The Bay Department store,  a 10 minute drive from the hotel.      
  • Information:  (204) 786-6641

Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC)

Theatre lovers can enjoy performances of the classics, comedies, and modern dramas at the Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage. The MTC Warehouse Theatre features alternative theatre performances.

  • Located at 174 Market Avenue (Mainstage) and 140 Rupert Avenue (Warehouse)   
  • Information:  (204) 942-6537   
  • Season:  October to May

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