5 things to do in Winnipeg this winter

Jan 26, 2017

Yes, we can say it, we live in Winterpeg, but you definitely will not see Winnipeggers slowing down because of the below zero temperatures. When the cold weather rolls around, there is no shortage of fun and things to do in the city, whether that means catching a bite to eat or heading outside for a winter sport or festival.

To make sure you’re getting the most this winter, we’ve put together a list of events and activities to keep you busy all season long.

1. Try one of the restaurants in Village Centre

When you’re looking to get out of the house for a nice meal or if dinner time rolls around and you don’t feel like cooking dinner, the Village Centre is the perfect destination with many delicious options to choose from. For casual dining with a lot of variety, visit RockWood Urban Grill. Try some of their signature dishes like the RockWood Bruschetta, The 100-Mile Burger or The Runaway Salad. If you’re looking to try a new sushi roll, Hiro Sushi has a wide selection of Japanese and Korean dishes and or something quick and healthy, try Freshii. There’s a great selection of salads, wraps, bowls and burritos to enjoy.

2. Spend some time outside in the community

Sometimes the best activities to do this winter are right in your own backyard. Sage Creek is currently home to 24 acres of frozen wetlands, 66 acres of snow covered native grasses and 61 acres of parklands and public reserves, which creates the perfect landscape to get outside for some seasonal fun. Tackle the snow while cross country skiing or snowshoe through the snowy paths along the wetlands. Build a snow fort, or bundle up and take a run or walk through the neighbourhood with your family or friends.

3. Take in some culture during a winter festival

Winnipeg is home to the largest winter festival in Western Canada – Festival Du Voyageur. From February 17th to 26th, immerse yourself in French Canadian culture while learning and experiencing traditional art, music, cuisine, entertainment and so much more. Activities and events for the festival are slowly being announced this month so be sure to visit their website for more details. You can purchase your tickets right here in Sage Creek at Sobeys. And keep your eyes peeled for the snow sculpture to take shape at Lagimodiere and Bishop Grandin!

4. Complete a winter workout

Start your morning off right with a fun, free workout outdoors in front of the skatepark at the Forks. Every Wednesday at 6:15am take part in the November Project as a group of Winnipeggers, no matter your fitness level, conquer the blistering winter temperatures to break a sweat during a variety of exercises.

5. Be part of Canada’s Largest Bonspiel

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition while curling at Canada’s Largest Bonspiel. Rally up a team of four and take to the ice during The Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel at The Forks from February 3 to 5. Not only is this a classic winter sport in Winnipeg, you will also be supporting the Heart & Stroke Foundation as more than half of the entry fee goes to supporting the foundation.

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