Christmas carols playing in November is a no-no. As is setting up a back-to-school sale in July. But that being said, we’d have no problem with celebrating Halloween all autumn long — especially when you consider how our freaky attractions really relish this time of the year. Now we’re not talking about candied events for the kiddies. In fact, you best leave those loot bags and little ones at home this October for… Read More

If autumn is the E Street Band, then FortWhyte Alive is certainly Springsteen, because when these two come together it’s guaranteed to rock — much like when The Boss opens a concert with Atlantic City. For those of you are not fans of legendary rock acts, what we’re saying is that FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg’s urban nature reserve — home to 640 acres of prairie, forest, lakes and wetlands — is the spot… Read More

Back to school. It can be the three most dreadful words put together in the English language for some teens and kids. And yet, when you add “shopping” onto the end of that, or if you take it even further with, “back-to-school shopping at Polo Park,” it can turn into seven of the sweetest words around. When it comes to shopping in Central Canada, CF Polo Park is simply a cut above, with… Read More

Whether it’s taking the kids to spend a summer’s day at Winnipeg’s most fabled splash pad, or making a meal with 19th century folk at an astounding stone fort, Parks Canada Winnipeg has your family covered. Parks Canada Winnipeg operates a portion of The Forks National Historic Site —Winnipeg’s most popular tourist destination; Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site — a big beautiful fort that features friendly costumed blacksmiths, farmers, servants and… Read More

You’d be hard pressed to find a cooler hotel in Canada — nay, all of North America — than the Alt Hotel Winnipeg. Having celebrated its first year in Winnipeg in April, the Alt has already become the hotel of note — just ask National Geographic Traveler in their article on Winnipeg being one of the 20 Best Trips for 2016 — when you are looking to be part of all the action… Read More

There are more than 100 languages spoken in Winnipeg, and nowhere is that more true than in the incredibly diverse West End, where cuisine, culture and history are evident on a global scale. Many local families can still trace back their roots to this area, as waves of immigrants have been making their homes in the West End since its earliest days. As a result, this ethnically rich neighbourhood contains a cornucopia of… Read More

Magic is always in the air at Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg’s beloved outdoor stage which has been putting on Broadway shows for over six decades (making it Canada’s longest-running outdoor theatre). It’s a place that has been creating memories for Winnipeg families for generations, and each year it seems to be getting better and better. In the past couple years we’ve been enamoured with hilarious performances like The Producers, enchanted and singing along at family friendly… Read More

There’s no better way to see The Peg, than looking sweet, upon the seat, of a bicycle built for two. Heck, you could even double up that fun and make it a bicycle built for four; because when you are cruising with Bee2Gether Bikes, you (and your crew) are doing so in style. With locations conveniently located at two of Winnipeg’s biggest attractions — that being The Forks and Assiniboine Park (along with another… Read More

One thing’s for certain, the only thing with a long face at Assiniboia Downs Gaming and Event Centre is the horses. In fact, one visit to this place is guaranteed to give you an ear-to-ear grin, along with a satisfied belly and a new sense of excitement. Everyday is race day at The Downs, as they always provide simulcast racing from top tracks in North America (the only exception being on Christmas), while throughout the… Read More

Oh Canada, we will party hard July 1st for thee! And by party, I mean throw a bunch of really lovely, family friendly events that show our true patriot love in this happening city. For starters, how about you take your nationalism to the next level and become part of one of the world’s largest living flags? Since 2011 Downtown Winnipeg Biz (those stars) have been putting on some of the biggest living flags… Read More