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Top 10 Things To Do In Winnipeg

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Take a break from your 9 to 5 and escape on your own weekend getaway.

Do you need to get out of Fargo for a few days? If so, there are several places within driving distance of the Fargo-Moorhead area you can go. Whether it is North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota or even Canada, there is a place or event for everyone to escape to for a weekend. Jump out of the rat race and journey across state (or country) lines as we profile the best weekend getaway spots from A to Z! Well, what are you waiting for?

Check back later this month to see the rest of the places mentioned in our A to Z Adventure Guide! So far we’ve featured A-CD-EF-GH-JK-LMN-PQ-ST and U-V.


Distance from Fargo-Moorhead: Approximately 222 miles

#1 The Forks

A view of The Forks shopping center

It has been around for decades and follows a theme of unity. Not only is it where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet, but it also serves as a gathering place for Americans and Canadians alike. The Forks feature a central market, dining accommodations and even a skate park. The meeting of the two rivers has become a sign of peace and inclusion in Winnipeg.

#2 Winnipeg Art Gallery

Though it looks spectacular from the outside within the walls of the Winnipeg Art Gallery is some of the most stunning art Canada has to offer. Most of the pieces are Canadian or Manitoba centric, but it also features the largest collection of Inuit art. In total, the gallery has roughly 24,000 different pieces. 

#3 Exchange District

One of the trendiest spaces in all of Winnipeg is the Exchange District. It features turn of the century buildings while boasting some the cities hippest eateries and antique shops. The Exchange District aims to preserve the 20th Century buildings in Winnipeg.

#4 The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Photos on display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

One of Winnipeg's newest attractions is this museum meant to promote discussion and change in the world. The architectural gem features 11 awe-inspiring exhibits with the final one taking place on the top floor of the museum. This provides the visitor with a view of the city that cannot be matched.

#5 FortWhyte Alive

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A vast prairie lies within Winnipeg's city limits. Here you can find various places to canoe, roam and sail. You can even see packs of bison roaming around the prairie. There is also the opportunity to sit and dine and drink at the restaurant patio.

#6 Manitoba Museum

A boat inside the Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum is one of the most all-encompassing museums around. It features artifacts from almost every era of history in nine permanent galleries. The museum also features a planetarium on one of the most advanced projection systems. For anyone intrigued with Canadian and human history, the Manitoba Museum is the place to be. 

#7 Royal Canadian Mint

An outdoor view of the Royal Canadian Mint

A stunning architectural sight, the Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada's circulation coins. Tours are available for those interested in the mint process. The Royal Canadian Mint was also tasked with making the medals for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Those are on display at the Mint as well.

#8 Thermëa Spa

If you need a relaxing getaway, Winnipeg has a state of the art spa for you to consider. Thermëa offers thermal pools, Finnish saunas, massage treatment and even dining options. If you feel like being pampered, this is the place for you. 

#9 Hermetic Code Tour

People gather on a Hermetic Code Tour

Canada's finest legislative building is filled with hieroglyphics, Masonic symbols and numeric codes on its walls. During the Hermetic Code Tour, you will learn what all of these symbols mean and how they relate to Canadian history. 

#10 Discover Downtown Winnipeg

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As is customary with any large city, Winnipeg has a bustling Downtown area. There are plenty of trendy spots to eat, drink and play as well as museums and historical items to take in. Beyond that, the architecture will stun you as you gaze at the Winnipeg skyline.

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Nolan Schmidt

Written by Nolan Schmidt

Nolan is the Editor of Fargo Monthly. He is originally from Bismarck, ND and is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead. Outside of Fargo Monthly, Nolan loves to write fiction short stories, among other things.

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