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Winnipeg’s Best Outdoor Attractions

Get up and get out into the great outdoors at these attractions that offer fresh air fun.

A Maze In Corn And Zip Line Tours

Leave yourself at least an hour-and-a-half to get through this 10-acre corn maze because it’s built to confuse. Two hour zip line tours are also now available, departing every half hour between 10 am and 8 pm. $70 per person, ages 10 and up. Groups can pre-book to use the barbecue or fire pit. Petting zoo and hay rides also accessible.

Hours (Seasonal): Mon-Fri 5 pm-10 pm, Sat, Sun and holidays 11 am-10 pm. Daytime group booking available.
Admission: Adult $10.50, kids (4-12) $8.50, 3 and under free.
Location: Ten minutes south of the perimeter on St. Mary’s Rd, 204‑883‑2048,

Assiniboine Park Zoo

A variety of exotic animals like red pandas, Amur tigers, gibbons, and snow leopards call the zoo home. Don’t miss the Journey to Churchill exhibit, which features polar bears and other arctic species, and teaches about biodiversity and conservation.

Hours: Daily 9 am to 5 pm (Easter to Thanksgiving), 9 am to 4 pm (Thanksgiving to Easter). *Gates close 30 min before official closing.
Admission: Adult $20.50, senior/youth $17.75, children $11.25, under 3 free.
Hours: Assiniboine Park, 2595 Roblin Blvd, 204-927-6000

City Cats Fishing Tours

Full and half day fishing tours in Winnipeg, Selkirk, Lockport and the Whiteshell with Todd Longley, aka the Rock N Roll Fisherman. Participants must have a Manitoba sport fishing license. All equipment and bait provided.

Admission: Half day trips (4 hrs) $400 per boat. Full day trips (8 hrs) $500 per boat. Full day only trips to Whiteshell, call 204-955‑2744 for pricing.

Fortwhyte Alive

A rural oasis inside the city, FortWhyte offers more than 600 acres of aspen forest, tall grass prairie, scenic lakes, hiking trails and floating marsh boardwalks. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross country skiing on groomed trails, and nordic walking. Hike one of the four trails to the sod house, floating boardwalk and bird feeding station. Weekend programming includes inside out yoga, forest health and interpretive walks. Visit the interpretive centre, Buffalo Stone Cafe and gift shop on-site.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Admission: Adults $8, seniors $7, students/children $6, under 2 free
Location: 1961  McCreary Rd, 204-989‑8355

Grand Prix Amusements

This outdoor amusement park is a favourite for kiddos. Offers three tracks of go-carts as well as kiddie karts, Formula and Sprint Kars, mini-golf, batting cages, Battlezone, bumper cars, bumper boats and arcade all on one site. 

Hours: Open daily weather permitting from April until mid-October.
Admission: Pay as you play.
Location: Highway 1 E at Symington Rd, 204-254‑3644

Hy-Wire Zipline Adventures

Fast-paced action 150 feet above ground is sure to get the blood pumping. Hang around in the tree-tops then plunge into the forest via zipline. Please note that this can be a strenuous activity as walking up a number of hills is par for the course. Advance reservation required. For non-dare devils, play the new 9 hole mini golf course.

Hours: Seasonal, daily 9 am-6 pm.
Price: Adults $70, children (under 12) $35.
Location: Approx. 1 hr, 30 min drive from Winnipeg. Manitou Manitoba, 204‑242‑3396

Living Prairie Museum

Take a trip back through time to witness what the prairie was like before settlement and urbanization, when tall grass prairie covered one million sq km of land in North America. Now only 1/20th of one per cent of the original tall grass prairie in Manitoba remains. This museum teaches Manitoba history and ecology through guided hikes and exhibits in its interpretive centre. Among the 160 species of prairie plants on-site are waist-high grasses and wildflowers, as well as many prairie animals.

Hours: Seasonal; call for hours
Admission: Free self-guided tours are available from dawn to dusk year round. Call ahead to book naturalist guided tours. Groomed cross-country ski trails throughout winter (weather dependant).
Location: 2795  Ness Ave, 204‑832‑0167

Oak Hammock Marsh

This thriving wetland is home to nearly 300 species of birds and wildlife. Friendly interpreters assist in exploring marsh, meadow, tall grass prairie, lure crops, willow shrub and aspen-oak bluffs either by footalong nature trails or by canoe through the marsh. Fall is peak season with the opportunity to watch duck and goose migration. Winter activities include snowshoeing and animal tracking (weather dependent).

Hours: Daily 10 am-4:30 pm. Sept-Oct hours: Daily 10 am – dusk
Admission: Adult $8, youth (3-17) $6, seniors (55+) $7, family  (two adults and up to 4 children) $26
Location: Twenty minutes north of Winnipeg, at the junction of Hwy 67 & 220, between Hwy 7 & 8, 204-467‑3300

Six Pines

Manitoba’s longest running petting farm is set on a beautifully landscaped Victorian farmyard. Interact with cute and cuddly llamas, sheep, goats, donkeys and horses
on group tours.

Hours: Open during the summer months.
Admission: Call for rates.
Location: North of Winnipeg on Sturgeon Rd, 204-633-3326


This outdoor Nordic-style spa is the ultimate way to relax in the great outdoors. Alternate between hot and cold outdoor pools for the full thermotherapy experience. There are also wet and dry saunas, relaxation rooms, and an outdoor lounge area for sunny days.

Hours: Open daily 9 am-10 pm
Admission: Access to site Mon-Thu $49, Fri-Sun and holidays $58. Spa services extra.
Location: 775 Crescent Dr, 204-284-6868