Day Trips in Winnipeg

Explore The Heart of The City

Located in the heart of Canada, Winnipeg is your gateway to the North and the perfect base to explore the surrounding areas.

Exchange District Walking Tour
One of Canada’s architectural marvels, this 30-block district boasts North America’s most extensive (and handsome!) turnof-the-20th-century buildings. While walking its charming streets, you’ll find some of the city’s trendiest and tastiest spots including small plate restaurants and bistros, who flaunt their exposed brick and beam; up-and-coming and established galleries; vintage and antique shops, and some of the best the city has to offer in coffee and café culture.
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Square Peg Tours
Stepping out of the mists of time, our costumed characters walk the streets of WinniPEG telling tales of the rise & fall of the richest city in Canada. Manitoba history is chalk full of odd bits and humorous stories that excites and motivates people to learn more! WinniPEG has it all, so many square pegs who changed local and national history. Join us and see how those round holes turned out!
It's Where History Hangs Out!
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Mural Walking Tours
The West End Biz presents two tours of the vibrant multi-cultural West End area of Winnipeg. There is the Sargent Special and the Ellice Explorer Mural Walking Tours, which take you on an interesting and informative tour of the beautiful murals in the community. The tour guides will also fill you in on fun facts about the community and are more than willing to field any questions you may have.
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Hermetic Code Tour (450 Broadway Avenue)
Dan Brown would be at a loss trying to decipher all the meaning enlaced in Canada’s finest provincial legislative building. The grandiose interior of this ode to Olympus is studded with hieroglyphics, freemasonic symbols and numeric codes, all of which are unveiled in the Hermetic Code Tour — a must for anyone with a sense of intrigue. On the top of the building is Winnipeg’s most beloved citizen: the beaming Golden Boy, our nod to Hermes who was crafted in Paris and holds a sheath of wheat.
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Fortwhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd)
Six hundred-forty acres of pristine prairie beauty are waiting to welcome you in this oasis just south of the city. In summer, feel the wind in your hair canoeing or sailing on one of FortWhyte’s several lakes. In fall, sip a locally brewed beer on their restaurant patio while witnessing North America’s largest animal (the bison) roam in its natural habitat as migrating birds fill the sky. In winter, go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on its many trails or take the kids out for a ridiculously fun day of sliding on the Richardson Rrrun Toboggan slide. No matter what the season, there is always an adventure to be had at FortWhyte Alive.
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Thermëa (775 Crescent Drive)
The newest jewel in Winnipeg’s luxuriant-spa crown, Thermëa brings a bit of Scandinavia to the heart of the Canada. Let the stress soak out of you in thermal pools situated amongst the pines; indulge your senses in Finnish saunas; treat yourself to the best in body treatments and massage therapy. Then, finish your day with some exquisite dining because hey, you are worth it.
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Winnipeg has many festivals throughout the year, from live music, to arts and crafts, to dining on the river. For more information on the annual festivals please click here.

The Lounge
The Lounge at Fairmont
Rated the number one lounge in the city, The Lounge continues its well established reputation of serving Winnipeg's premier cocktails. Our new beverage list includes classic favorites along with innovative new cocktails.