Manitoba is one of North America’s most unforgettable travel destinations with everything from polar bears and beluga whales of Manitoba’s north, to the unspoiled lakes and wilderness of its centre, to the cosmopolitan and multicultural flare of its capital city, Winnipeg, there is a world of unforgettable memories to be made here.
Discover Winnipeg and Manitoba’s attractions in:
If you have 1 to 3 hours, here are some activities to consider:
When: Thursday October 11 and Saturday October 13
Where: Pick-up available at Delta Hotel if reserved 7 days in advance
What: Tour takes place by vehicle and visits Winnipeg. From the fur trade to the population boom at the turn of the century, see what makes Winnipeg so unique and rich in culture, history and natural beauty.
How much: $30.00
How long: 3 hours, from 8:30 am until 11:30 am
Hermetic Code Tour
When: Tuesday, October 9
Where: Legislative Building, 450 Broadway Avenue, main entrance, around the security desk
What: Your tour guide will take you along step-by-step to reveal a trail of occult clues concealed in the building’s architecture including: hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked they have escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years!
How much: $39.30/person – Tour Only (includes all taxes and fees) or $59.25/person – Tour and one copy of the Hermetic Code book (includes all taxes and fees)
How long: 1 hour and a half – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
If you have half a day to a day, here are some activities to consider:
Check out all the self guided tours opportunities available, whether you have half a day or a whole day to spend in Winnipeg.
There are things to do for all the tastes, from arts and culture, to sports, shopping and outdoor adventures!
Example for half a day in Arts and Culture
Start your day in Winnipeg’s most artistically diverse neighbourhood—the Exchange District. Fuel yourself at indie coffee house The Fyxx and then head off to explore the area’s chic galleries. Stop in at Mayberry Fine Art to marvel at the works of leading Canadian artists like Wanda Koop and Joe Fafard, all displayed within 6,000 sq. ft. of gallery space. Just down the street is Platform Gallery, Manitoba’s only artist-run centre devoted exclusively to photographic and digital arts. Around the corner, you can connect with one of Canada’s most prominent venues for aboriginal art, the Urban Shaman Gallery. Pop into the Cr8ery for locally-made pieces and the chance to make your own with interactive workshops that cover everything from digital photography to the craft of Turkish paper marbling.
For lunch, head down to the Underground Café—a favourite with the city’s creative set. The eclectic space offers a menu of classic comfort foods like BLTs and Caesar salads, but a visit here isn’t complete without trying their famous Sun Burger—a veggie patty made of toasted sesame and sunflower seeds, mozza and cheddar cheeses, rice, eggs and assorted spices. It comes served on a toasted bagel with a finger-licking lime dill sauce.
If you have a full day, consider:
One Day Polar Bear Adventure to Churchill
When: Saturday October 13, 2012
Where: Churchill, Manitoba
What: Join Frontiers North Adventures for a thrilling day out on the tundra in search of the mighty Lords of the Arctic – the polar bear. You will fly from Winnipeg to Churchill on a private charter. Once in Churchill, climb aboard a world-famous Tundra Buggy for an adventure of a lifetime. After a full day viewing arctic wildlife and taking in the breathtaking landscape of Canada’s north, return on an evening charter flight back to Winnipeg. All meals are included.
How much: $1,499 (plus taxes)
How long: Full day