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Manitoba Top Attractions

Top 12 things to see and do in Manitoba

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    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is the home of the annual Folklorama festival; featuring two weeks of multicultural events. This festival celebrates the ethnic heritage of the region with wonderful food, folkdances, arts, crafts, and music. 2010 will see the 40th Anniversary of the Folklorama festival, which was intended to be a one-time celebration of their centennial. Fortunately, it was so successful that it became an annual event.

    Since the festival runs for two weeks, half of the pavilions are operating the first week, and the remainder the second week – mostly in the evening hours ...

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  • Looking for an interesting museum while visiting Winnipeg, Manitoba? The Manitoba Museum is just the fascinating alternative to a routine day. It explores the great history and environment of the area from the northern Arctic coastlines to the southern prairie grasslands, a Planetarium, and the Nonsuch ship replica from 1668. In all, this museum offers a unique form of entertainment that is educational and enjoyable.

    Some of the exhibits housed in the Manitoba Museum include the following:

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  • The Festival du Voyageur is an annual ten day winter celebration in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that is a tribute to those involved in the fur trading industry. Voyageur means traveler, and commemorates the unique heritage and culture of the area through music, arts, crafts, folklore, music, and dance. The first three-day festival, celebrated in March of 1970 with approximately 50,000 visitors, has now turned into a full ten days of heritage and culture events.

    There is much to be enjoyed at the Festival du Voyageur, including the following special activities:

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  • The Manitoba Children's Museum, opened in 1983, is housed in the historic Kinsmen building, formerly Canadian National Railroad's engine repair depot. There are several exhibits at the museum stimulating the interest of young children, and encouraging their imagination. During the Christmas season, the museum has a Santa's Village and magnificent lighting display..

    Since there is so much for children to see and do in the Manitoba Children's Museum, here are some of the recommended highlights:

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  • Dr. and Mrs. Mol inaugurated Leo Mol Sculpture Garden within the Assiniboine Park on June 18, 1992. The one-of-its-kind sculpture garden has mesmerized many awe-struck art lovers. The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is part lush garden, part museum and part art gallery. Located in Manitoba province, near the Pavilion, this combination of nature and art is unique in the world. There are hundreds of sculptures that would keep you engrossed for an entire day as you stroll around the garden pathways ...

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  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is also known as "Musee Canadien des Droits de la Personne" due to French being a major language in Canada along with English. It is located at the well-known "Forks" in Winnipeg, Manitoba (in Canada) where it is currently undergoing construction and is set to open in 2012. "The Forks" is a historically significant place located in Downtown Winnipeg where the Red River meets with the Assiniboine River.

    Purpose of this museum is to improve the awareness of human rights, in order to encourage respect for everyone, boost righteous thinking and promote peace through dialogue ...

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  • The Living Prairie Museum, located in Winnipeg in Manitoba (in Canada) is a unique natural museum of sorts. A "Prairie" refers to grasslands with long, slender, slanting grass. They are part of temperate climates and are generally characterized more by herbs, shrubs and grasses rather than trees. The "natural" museum spans across 12 hectares (30 Acres) of reserved and preserved land right inside the city of Winnipeg. The reserve was created in 1968 and contains well over 160 prairie plant species along with a wide variety of prairie based animals ...

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  • Like its name suggests, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre is the favorite haunt of archaeologists and geologists. It is situated in Morden, Manitoba at the lower floors of the Morden Recreational Complex and is a very popular educational destination for all ages especially kids with programs such as Fossil Dig Programs, School Programs and Kids Programs among others. It is always counted in the top destinations to visit in Manitoba.

    The Centre was earlier known as by the name of Morden and District Museum ...

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  • The building of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (Assemblee legislative du Manitoba in French) looks like a parliament building. It is the place where the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba meets in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. No surprise that it was earlier christened the Manitoba Parliament Building, instead of Legislative Building. The architecture can be described as new age classical or "neoclassical". This 77 meters tallbuilding was finished in 1920 and was designed and constructed by Frank Worthington Simon and Henry Boddington the Third, with the help of many other Masons and talented crafts-folk ...

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  • "The Forks" is a historically significant place located in Downtown Winnipeg where the Red River meets with the Assiniboine River. It is the point of confluence of the two rivers. Both the rivers were part of larger continent-wide waterways. This site has always been a highly important origin and destination point for river transportation as well as for commerce and settlements. Fort Rouge, Fort Gibraltar and the two Forts' Garry were all historically located in The Forks.

    A huge number of tourists throng the Forks during festivals, celebrations, events due to the soothing views ...

    Read more about the Forks National Historic Site

  • The WAG or Winnipeg Art Gallery was setup in 1912. Its purpose is to collect and display works of artists from Manitoba, Canada as well as from renowned international artists. The building itself is a work of art, shaped like an arrow head. It is situated at equal distance from the provincial legislature and the University. Over 23000 works form the permanent collection at the Gallery, which is really again a misnomer, as a gallery this large is surely a museum ...

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  • The McPhillips Street Station Casino is one of two casinos in Winnipeg. The other one is Club Regent. It is located on a major street within the Winnipeg city limits. A whole host of various amenities is just a stone's throw away.

    As the name implied the casino features the old world charm of a train station in all its design and interiors. McPhillips Station claims to make visitors relive the opulent times of yore and experience the street of a historical railway village and the charm of old world living ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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