This last article will conclude our series on what the city of Winnipeg has to offer. So before you search of Winnipeg rentals have a look at things to do, recreation and where to eat. This may help in making the decision on whether Winnipeg is right for you.
Besides the staple activities and facilities there are additional leisure opportunities in Winnipeg. There are two guides to showcase what’s happening. The first is the Leisure Guide and the second is the “Priceless Fun” programming guide.
The Leisure Guide is a massive PDF that includes tons and tons of things to do and programs that are offered in different areas of Winnipeg. Some of the headings are active living which is information on different fitness activities. Adult leisure is another section which has many sub-headings like: around the home with programs for organizing the home, and information on inspecting a home for home buyers. Another subheading is “around the yard” that have a number of activities like: pruning or maple syrup for profit. For children, there is a separate active living section with headings like: dance, gymnastics, martial arts and sports. For seniors there is a section with headings like: senior citizen centres, age and opportunity sites and dance (that include zumba). There is also a section dedicated to youths, titled youth action centres. In addition to the list and descriptions of the locations there is also information on summer employment opportunities. Programs include: creative arts and education.
The second guide is the free summer programs. This guide is considerably shorter than its counterpart but contains lots of information in its 16 pages. There are things to do for all ages and includes locations, tines, dates and descriptions.
Tourism & Things to Do in Winnipeg
Just because you live in a city doesn’t mean you can’t partake in activities and events that where designed for tourists. Not to mention that if you have a few “out-of-towners” drop through it’s nice to have your entertainment arsenal full stocked.
Here are a few notables from the list: number one on the list is the Forks National Historic Site. Located in the centre of Winnipeg and is described as an “urban oasis”. With more than a few things to do this hotbed of activity is filled with shops and restaurants (among several other things for people to do).
The Winnipeg Art Gallery is another must-do. It’s Canada’s oldest gallery and in addition to its huge collection of Inuit art but it also contently hosts national and international work. One other benefit is it is in walking distance of all downtown hotels.
If you’re into art then you will also want to check out the exchange district. This is a 30 blocks and is host to much of the unique and one of a kind items. If you enjoy shopping for things you can’t find anywhere else then this is the place for you.
There are also the casinos. Club Regent Casino is one of the gaming establishments in Winnipeg and has a number of popular casino draws. Besides the Poker, Black Jack and Keno; the casino scene in Winnipeg has the usual extravagant of exceptional dinning, atmosphere and excitement.
Where to Eat
Winnipeg has more to offer than many would think in terms of dining experience. The following link will take you to a breakdown of all that the city has to offer when one want to grab a bite. The page is broken down by either type or one can browse by location. There are 46 categories with everything from Dim Sum to a listing for local Deli’s. There is also an upcoming events calendar to keep you abreast of hot things to do. Enjoy your exploration of this fair city through your taste buds to add an addition sensory experience to your journey.
Instead of the staple activities there are also many festivals and special events in Winnipeg. The city is host to many signature events and local as well as many regular tourists look forward to these annual adventures. One event is the Winnipeg comedy festival, a 5 night extravaganza of some of the funnest stand-up the city has to offer. Another event is the Folk Festival with over 70 different acts that takes place on two separate stages. The following link lists events with links to additional information, including dates, times and descriptions.
As meant before gaming is big business and a source of entertainment for many. This link will take you to the gaming page with a listing and detailed information on the three casinos in Winnipeg.
Many people find shopping to be one of the top to-dos in any city and Winnipeg is no exception. Follow this link to a breakdown of all the shopping available. It lists the shopping by category of goods, location and type. One can drill down to a summary page of all the shops and malls with a link to extended information. The extended info page includes address, contact information and a website (if applicable).
One of the first things people will check into is the local night life. Luckily there is a breakdown with all the different offerings organized into general categories with things like billiards to martini bars to night clubs. You can find the page here and drill down to a listing of all that’s in that category with more details on a separate page. On the night club scene alone there are 21 listings and they vary from a place called Cowboys to Bar Italia for a different flavour.
What if you have no idea what you want to do? Then there is a list of 101 things to do in Winnipeg to help start the brainstorming. Following this link and find the complete list in summary form and links with more details. Here are a few examples of what’s on the list: a free mid day concert at the Air Canada Park located downtown on Wednesday’s for most of the summer (number 3). Ride one of the oldest vintage trains in the country (number 39). The Royal Winnipeg Ballet put on a free summer show at Lyric park (number 48). Number 52 is the St. Norbert farmers’ market where one can purchase locally grown fruits, vegetables and even lamb. The Winnipeg International Jazz Festival is number 91 and is where urban artists perform Blues and Jazz in June and July.
We hope this series was informative and will help with your apartment search. Remember it really helps to brainstorm what you really want in terms of lifestyle and try to best match that ideal with what is offered. Once you have a your list prepared then start your search of Winnipeg Rentals and have a look at the ads we have here, good luck!