Winnipeg: a multicultural Canadian city in the province of Manitoba, packed with annual festivals, nature trails, winter parks, historical sites and more. It is a great city to explore and here are some of the free things to do in Winnipeg:
is a forest within the city of Winnipeg and it has trails for you to bike or
hike. Assiniboine Forest is definitely a spot to explore – and you can do so
Free Things to Do in Winnipeg – Get in Touch with Nature in Winnipeg’s Parks
St. Vital Park is a favourite for family picnics. You can be a kid again and roll on the grassy grounds of Assiniboine Park, while the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden found within it is perfect for taking some quiet retreat. You can take leisurely walks at Kildonan Park and find your way to a representation of the witch hut from “Hansel and Gretel”.
The historic port of The Forks is a great place for taking in magnificent views of the city skyline. Taking a stroll along its winding river walk allows one to see different sights from different vantage points.
Discover What Winnipeg Markets
Have in Store
With all the options available, markets are great places for window shopping and taking a pulse of the local color. The Forks Market is filled with retail shops and food stalls. For anything local, Le Marché St. Norbert (a farmers’ market) is where you should be headed.
Join a free tour of the St. Boniface Cathedral in Winnipeg from late May to Labour Day. Free tours are available from 11:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. These tours let you know more about the history of the cathedral and its cemetery.
Theatre in Assiniboine Park hosts ballet performances, live music and movie
nights in the summer. The performances here are so varied that it attracts
people of any age and taste. And all these can be enjoyed free of charge.
Guided tours of the Manitoba Legislative Building are available but if you want to hang on to that portion of your travel budget, you can always tour this neoclassical structure on your own. The grounds surrounding the building are dotted with statues and plaques that depict the rich history of Manitoba. And the Golden Boy atop the dome of the building is something not to miss.
Each Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the staff of Half Pints Brewing Company guide visitors through their beer-brewing process, as well as the company’s history. Being a free tour, it is recommended that you arrive early.
Gaze at the Wonder of Emptyful
“Emptyful” is the mammoth-sized public art that dominates
the Millennium Library Park in Winnipeg. The sculpture resembles a laboratory flask and becomes an even
more magnificent sight when illuminated with LED lights at night.
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