60 Super Ideas for a Fun Winnipeg Staycation

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Winnipeg Staycation
Winnipeg: A great place for your stay at home vacation

More and more families in our economic times are deciding to have vacations in their own cities rather than splurge for expensive trips.  Having a vacation in your own city is coined a ‘staycation‘, and Winnipeg is a great place to have a such a holiday.  You can have a great time in Winnipeg with just a little bit of planning.

Here are 60 things you can do on a Winnipeg staycation:

1.     Go to the Forks – enjoy shopping, great food, and a great outdoor atmosphere

2.     Go to the Children’s Museum

3.     Go to the Fringe Festival

4.     Go to the Jazz Festival

5.     Enjoy an outdoor concert

6.     Go to the Museum of Man and Nature

7.     Go to the Planetarium

8.     Go to the Opera

9.     Go to the Symphony

10.  Go to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

11.  Enjoy a hockey game

12.  Go to the Red River Exhibition

13.  Spend the day at Bird’s Hill

14.  Take a walking tour of downtown Winnipeg

15.  Go to Oak Hammock Marsh

16.  Take a tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building

17.  Go to the waterslides at Fun Mountain

18.  Take the kids to Tinkertown

19.  Go to Fort Whyte Alive

20.  Tour Dalnavert House

21.  Tour the Basilique-Cathedrale de Sainte-Boniface

22.  Go to the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

23.  See a baseball game at CanWest Global Park

24.  Tour the Western Canadian Aviation Museum

25.  See a play at the Manitoba Theatre Center or the Prairie Exchange

26.  Go to the Teddy Bears Picnic

27.  See a play at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People

28.  Tour the Manitoba Electrical Museum

29.  Tour the Air Force Heritage Park and Museum

30.  Spend a day golfing

31.  Enjoy the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

32.  See a concert at the Centennial Concert Hall or the MTS Center

33.  Go to the Assiniboia Downs Horse Track

34.  Take a trip down the river in the water taxi

35.  Go on a boat cruise with Paddlewheel River Rouge Tours or M.S. River Rouge

36.  Take in the Festival du Voyageur

37.  Check out the Folk Festival

38.  Check out Folklarama

39.  Visit Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

40.  Take the family to Speedworld Indoor Kart Track

41.  Visit historic Fort Gibraltar

42.  Visit the Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum of Canada

43.  Visit the Living Prairie Museum

44.  Take the kids to Thunder Rapids Amusement Park

45.  Go on an adventure with Adventure Junkie Tours

46.  Visit the Ukrainian Museum of Canada

47.  Visit the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Museum

48.  Go to Fun F/X Miniature Golf

49.  Visit the Winnipeg Police Museum

50.  Visit the Fort la Reine Museum

51.  Take an Old St. Boniface Walking Tour

52.  Visit the Firefighters Museum of Canada

53.  Take a Haunted Winnipeg Tour

54.  Visit the Spruce Woods Provincial Park

55.  Visit the Whiteshell Provincial Park

56.  Visit the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

57.  Enjoy a dinner and theatre at Celebrations Dinner Theatre

58.  Spend the day at the zoo

59.  Take a tour with Routes on the Red

60.  See a Blue Bombers football game

Your Turn!  Do YOU have any suggestions for a fun Winnipeg staycation?  Add them to the comments below.

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