100 Reasons to Love Winnipeg – Part 3

100 things

100 things

The Golf Dome

Located at 1205 Wilkes, the Golf Dome is nearly impossible to miss. Appearing as a giant white pillow, it’s open year-round and home to a driving range, virtual golf and mini golf. Also available are golf lessons, birthday party bookings, food, and even field rentals.

www.thegolfdome.ca

The MTS Centre

Opened in November 2004, the MTS Centre has had a huge impact on downtown Winnipeg in it’s decade in existence. Bringing larger than life acts to town, the Centre is now home to the recently returned Winnipeg Jets. Four skywalks link the Centre to the rest of downtown, enabling easy access for events.

www.mtscentre.ca

Adrenaline Adventures

Located just outside Winnipeg in Headingley, Adrenaline Adventures is an adventurous way to get your heart pumping. Offering different outdoor activities to complement the seasons, you can try your hand at cable wakeboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, paintball, and ziplining, among other things. Perfect for corporate functions, fun with your friends, or even family time.

www.adrenalinemb.ca

City Trolley Tours

Departing from just in front of The Forks Market, the 90-minute tours put on by the Winnipeg Trolley Company are not to be missed! Tour the Exchange District, Osborne Village, St. Boniface, Wellington Crescent and more of the downtown. Learn fascinating facts about the city, including why it was once called the wickedest city in Canada.

www.winnipegtrolleycompany.ca

Gas Station Arts Centre

Nestled into Osborne Village, the Centre celebrated its 30th birthday in 2013. A unique place to celebrate and support the arts, the goal of the Centre is to be an innovative home for multidisciplinary artistic development. They support and facilitate creativity in the arts, from artists in all stages of their careers.

www.gsac.ca

Ten Spa

Located in the iconic Fort Garry Hotel, Ten Spa Treatments are based on classic techniques, delivered with a modern twist. Facials, body scrubs, massage, body cocoons, pedicures and manicures all await you, each treatment aiming to deliver a perfect 10.

www.tenspa.ca

Theatre by the River

Formed in 2005, the mandate of the theatre is to produce artistically provocative, socially relevant and financially accessible theatre. Their shows are intimate and thought provoking, truly making the audience feel involved in whichever relevant piece they`re watching.

www.theatrebytheriver.com

Mulvey Flea Market

Looking for somewhere to spend some time on the weekend? Look no further than Mulvey Flea Market, located at the corner of Osborne Street and Mulvey Avenue East, next to River City Car Wash. They have both new and used wares, antiques and collectibles, Elvis, Marilyn, toy and sports memorabilia, action figures, comics, purses, Star-Wars loot and more.

www.mulveymarket.ca

Journey to Churchill

The second phase of the redevelopment of Assiniboine Park Zoo, Journey to Churchill is now open to the public. Featuring polar bears – and other species – in three zones, visitors experience a variety of landscapes and animal viewing areas. It combines research, conservation and education, bringing them to the mainstream.

www.assiniboineparkzoo.ca

Bee2Gether Tandem Bike Rentals & Sales

A seasonal business operating out of The Forks and Assiniboine Park, Bee2Gether is an exciting and original idea for people to tour Winnipeg together. Explore the downtown, the park, and surrounding neighbourhoods in a healthy, fun and sociable way by going tandem.

www.bee2getherbikes.com

The Park Theatre Café

Now a decade old, the theatre was a nominee for a Western Canadian Music Award in 2012 and 2013 Best Venue. As an alternative to a typical crowded venue, the theatre is an intimate, 250-seat venue, providing an opportunity for artists to really connect with their audience. Two full service bars, gourmet coffee and incredible shows make this the place to be.

www.parktheatervideo.com

Bison Football

Beginning in September, thousands of football fans from across the city will help cheer on the University of Manitoba Bisons Football team at Investors Group Field. Built in 2013, it is the newest and largest university stadium in Canada and welcomes thousands of new visitors to the U of M each year. Among the elite interuniversity athletic programs in Canada, Bison Sports boasts more than 350 athletes across nine disciplines and 40 national championship teams including the 2013-2014 Bison Women’s National Volleyball Champions.

Club Regent Casino

Opened in 1993, the casino is one of two located in the city. Owned by Manitoba Lotteries Corporation, it is located in the neighbourhood of Transcona, on Regent Avenue. It hosts regular concerts and comedians and features a Caribbean, island theme, complete with a shark tank. It`s also attached to the Canad Inns Club Regent Hotel, so you can gamble, eat, be entertained and have a great night`s sleep, all in the same place.

www.clubregent.com

Oak Hammock Marsh

The 36 km Wildlife Management Area of Oak Hammock Marsh features a restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, the disappearing tall-grass prairie, and 30kms of trails. It is home to 25 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, many amphibians, reptiles and fish, and numerous invertebrates. An interpretive centre at the edge of the marsh allows for educational programs, tours and visits all year-round.

www.oakhammockmarsh.ca

Health Sciences Centre

The largest health care centre in the province, Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is a team of almost 8,000 staff and volunteers, serving Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and Nunavut. HSC is the designated trauma centre for Manitoba, as well as the centre for transplants, burns, neurosciences and pediatric care. Besides an extensive list of clinical programs, HSC also cares for cancer patients alongside CancerCare Manitoba.

www.hsc.mb.ca

Asham Curling Supplies

Arnold Asham started making a name for himself way back in 1978, with the introduction of the Red Brick Slider to the curling world. An instant success, it wasn`t long before he turned his basement into a production facility and introducing new products. Now an international name and leader in the industry, they`ve come a long way from the days of basement ideas.

www.asham.com

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

More commonly known as APTN, the network is the first of its kind in the world and is based here in Winnipeg. Launched in 1992, the network airs and produces programs made by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples, consisting of documentaries, dramas, children`s programs, educational programs and more.

www.aptn.ca

Winnipeg Goldeyes

At home in Shaw Park since 1999, Winnipeg Goldeyes games have always been a fantastic family activity. Their inaugural season in 1994 saw them as league champions, solidifying a loyal fan base and a place in the hearts of Winnipeggers. With seating for 7,481, Shaw Park is a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a full-service Asian bistro and housing concerts and other special events when the players aren`t on the field.

www.goldeyes.com

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada

Originally a Hudson`s Bay company post, the site was a place for major business in the Red River Settlement. Now, the fur trade era site has been restored, telling inspiring tales of innovation, discoveries and struggle. Costumed guides give presentations and tour you around the Fort.

Assiniboine Park Nature Playground

Just west of the Assiniboine Park Pavilion and south of the newly renovated Duck Pond, the nature playground is a truly wondrous place that encourages children to explore and have fun. A sand and water area, slides, a crow`s nest, tree tunnels, rubber mountains and more provide the backdrop for fun, imaginative play.

www.assiniboinepark.ca

Clara Hughes

As the first (and only) athlete in history to win multiple medals in both the summer and winter Olympic Games, Clara is a person we can be proud to say is from Manitoba. She is also the national spokesperson for Bell Canada`s Mental Health Initiative, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a Member of the Order of Manitoba. She even has a star on Canada`s Walk of Fame.

www.clara-hughes.com

Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park

Located inside the headquarters of Canada`s Air Force here in Winnipeg, the museum contains rare artifacts, including two Victoria Crosses and one of only 12 remaining Battle of Britain lace tapestries in the world. Made up of over 26,000 miles of the finest Egyptian cotton is the only example in the world that can be seen by visitors. Seventeen aircrafts are on permanent display, making it the largest park of its kind in the country.

www.virtualmuseum.ca

Millennium Library

Known as the Centennial Library from 1977 until 2005, the main branch of the Winnipeg Public Library was renamed the Millennium Library when redevelopments were completed in 2005. In its 189,000 square feet of space, it features a reading terrace, grand staircase, glass elevators, public art, and a local history room among other things.

Annual Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival

Held at Shaw Park, this annual two day event features the best in local, national and international blues performers alongside the Winnipeg Free Press Pit Masters BBQ Competition. An artisan`s village, food and beverage vendors and other food demonstrations round out this tasty, musical event.

www.winnipegbbqandblues.ca

Hermetic Code Tours

Held at the Manitoba Legislative Building, the tours unlock the mysteries and hidden meanings behind the intriguing architecture of the building. Hidden hieroglyphics, numerological codes and Freemasonic symbols are woven into the building itself, creating mystery and excitement. Let your guide unlock the mysteries for you.