Winnipeg winters are famously long and unforgiving. It's easy to hunker down inside and wait for spring. However, there are still great things in our city to keep you busy! Take inspiration from our list of top winter activities in Winnipeg.
Take the plunge down Winnipeg’s many toboggan hills and snow slides
Opening: January 22
Bundle up and slide down one of the many snowy hills and slides in Winnipeg! Head to the link below for more info on the best places to go for a good slide. For more info:
Get lost in a frozen maze
$15–$20 (depending on age)
Thursday & Friday 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Everyone’s favourite fall corn maze offers a similar experience in the winter months! Usually up and running by early January, this icy labyrinth is a perfect activity for winter lovers of all ages. After finding your way out of the maze, try out the numerous other activities at the location such as the Giant Luge, a sleigh ride, or the Snow Bar.
Take it easy at Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature
$74 for the thermal experience
Thermëa is a local favourite all year round, but there’s no better time to really appreciate the hot tubs and steam rooms than the dead of winter. Take a day to forget the outside world and recharge at the Nordik Spa, and treat yourself to additional services like a massage or body care treatment.
Go for a skate down the Red River Mutual Trail
Holding a Guiness World Record for the world’s longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world, this is a season highlight for many Winnipeg locals. Start at the Forks, where you can rent equipment and fuel up at one of the many eatery restaurants, before heading down to the frozen river. Take a break at the warming huts set up periodically along the way, and return back to where you started for a drink from the Commons.
Connect with francophone culture at Festival du Voyageur
Every winter since 1970, Fort Gibraltar lights up with entertainment, art, and culture. During the day, bring the kids to try some taffy and view the incredible ice sculptures, and come back in the evening to put back a few caribous in one of the lively tents.
Get back to nature at Fort Whyte Alive
Celebrate all things winter at Fort Whyte Alive. Explore their extensive network of trails by showshoe; enjoy a Nordic night of wine, appies and cross-country skis; slide, skate and ice fish at their annual Winterfest, and take in some live acoustic music complete with fireside drinks at their New Moon Songwriter series. Check out their website for information on times and prices.
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