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Fun Things To Do Indoors

Even winter-loving Winnipeggers know sometimes it's more fun to stay warm and cozy inside. These spots offer fun outside-the-box indoor activities.

ACTIVATE

Experience the city’s newest one-of-a-kind interactive gaming centre. In teams of 3-5, climb, crawl, shoot, throw, jump and run to conquer real-life video games like Super Grid, Words, and Trench. With 10 different fast-paced game rooms and multiple levels, endless hours of adrenaline-pumping fun await. Games are designed for adult players, but suitable for ages 10 and up. Clean and dry shoes required; running shoes recommended. Book online or call ahead.

Hours: Mon-Thu 9:30 am-10 pm, Fri-Sun 9:30 am-11 pm
Admission: $25 for 90 mins. $5 deposit per person required for booking.
Location: 3338 Portage Ave, 204-831-8253

Bad Axe Throwing

Once only the realm of lumberjack competitions, axe throwing has become a popular activity even for city dwellers. Don your best plaid and bring a group of friends to master the art of the axe. Coaches and instructors teach techniques to help handle hatchets. Groups of five or more required. Call ahead to book.

Hours: Daily 8 am-11 pm
Admission: $44.25/person
Location: 6‑1393 Border St, 204‑615‑8222

Enigma Escapes

Escape rooms are all the rage, with their clever puzzles and team challenges. Here, teams work together to race against the clock and solve clues that will help them escape elaborate themed rooms. Track down the lost jewel of Zanzibar, diffuse a bomb inside a 1920s speakeasy, or travel to space. Call ahead to book.

Hours: Mon-Thu 1 pm-9 pm, Fri 1 pm-11 pm, Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-7 am
Admission: Rooms suitable for groups of 4-8. Call for prices.
Location: 4-980 Lorimer Blvd, 204‑219‑0014

Flying Squirrel Sports 

Rock climbing, arcade games, dodgeball, basketball, rope swings and Olympic trampolines are all available at Winnipeg’s biggest indoor adventure park, with 35,000 sq feet of wild fun. The bright and welcoming space has something for everyone, including a Kiddie Court perfect for little ones six and under to unwind.On-site  cafe provides snacks and drinks. 

Hours: Sun-Thu 10 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am-12 am
Admission: Variety of passes can be purchased on site.
Location: 1250 St James St, 204-813-3515

Golf Central

Practice your swing even when the courses are snowed under at this year-round driving range offering 22 heated outdoor hitting stations. A CPGA-certified teaching and practicing facility offers lessons, clinics and virtual simulators. There’s also an on-site sushi restaurant.

Hours: Daily 10 am-9 pm
Admission: Call for prices.
Location: 775  Plessis Rd, 204-255-GOLF (4653)

The Golf Dome

Hit the green in any season at this year-round facility offering a variety of golf-related activities. Within the seven-storey exterior, take a swing at mini-golf, or practice distance shots at the 85-yard-long driving range. The licensed on-site snack bar keeps satisfaction high.

Hours: Daily 9 am – 10 pm
Admission: Call for prices.
Location: 1205 Wilkes Avenue, 204-489-7776

Heights Archery

From Robin Hood to Legolas, everyone looks cool with a bow and arrow. Spend a snow day learning how to take aim at this archery range that offers classes and private lessons. Also on-site pro shop with a range of traditional and compound bows. Knowledgeable staff on-site.

Hours: Mon-Fri 12 pm-10 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12 pm-5 pm
Admission: Shooting pass: $10 for first hour; $5/half an hour
Location: 2281 Portage Ave, 204-832-4421

The Hive

Climbers of all levels are encouraged to reach new heights at this indoor facility, which offers a variety of programs from birthday parties to private climbing lessons. Whether looking to get in a workout or simply climb for fun, the Hive is the place to be(e).

Hours: Call for hours.
Admission: Variety of passes can be purchased on site.
Location: 960 Lorimer Blvd #7, 204-306-8113

Lumberjax Axe Throwing

Get in touch with your inner woodsman and learn to hurl hatchets with precision. Coaches teach the three key styles of throwing at this facility that offers axe throwing games and tournaments. No age restriction or minimum group number required. Book online ahead of time.

Hours: Call for hours.
Admission: $40/person
Location: 1688 St James St, 1-844-515-1455

Pan Am Pool

Built for the 1967 Pam Am Games and revamped for the 1999 Pan Am Games, this pool boasts one of the largest indoor bodies of water in the world. The pool consists of three pools (including a great kiddie pool), two weight rooms and an indoor track.

Hours: Call for hours.
Admission: Single admission prices vary depending on hours. Admission during non-peak hours adults/seniors $5.35, children 12 and under $3.00, youth $4.70
Location: 25 Poseidon Bay, 1-877-311-4974

Park Alleys

This beloved South-Osborne spot has something for everyone inside its newly renovated space. Live music, 5-pin bowling, pinball, and a full menu of food and drinks are sure to keep the good times rolling. Stop by on Wednesday evenings for open mic night, where restaurant-goers are welcome to share a tune.

Hours: Tues-Wed 4pm – 11pm; Thurs 4pm – 1am; Fri-Sat 12pm – 1am; Sun 12pm – 12am.
Admission: Cover charges vary. Call for more information.
Location: 730 Osborne St, 204-560-5067

The Real Escape

At Manitoba’s first and largest escape room, teams race against the clock to solve puzzles and collect clues that will help them escape. Meticulously planned and stylishly executed escape rooms, for groups between 4-14, transport players to a creepy castle, haunted house, abandoned subway station, or a high-security bank vault. Call ahead to book.

Hours: Daily 9 am-12 am
Admission: Call for prices.
Location: 3137 Portage Ave, 204‑615‑7717

The Rec Room

Brilliant neon lights and buzzing displays electrify this 60,000 square-foot entertainment mega-hub, packed to the brim with high-tech arcade games and digital thrills. Amusement extends into the real world at the axe-throwing station and bowling lanes. A full restaurant will keep you energized for a night of fun.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am – 11pm; Fri 11am – 2am; Sat 10am – 2am; Sun 10am – 11pm.
Admission: Prices vary.
Location: 696 Sterling Lyon Pkwy

Speed World

This massive indoor-racing facility offers experienced and novice drivers alike a chance to reach thrilling speeds in a safe and exciting way. Hop on the Sprint Kart, which travels at 40km/hour, or upgrade to the 50km/hour Race Karts to fulfill an inner speed-demon.

Hours: Daily 11am – 11pm
Admission: Prices vary.
Location: 575 Berry St

Uptown Alley

This massive space in the city’s West End is more than your average bowling alley. Winnipeg’s newest gaming and entertainment centre offers bowling, video and prize games, high-tech laser tag, a full-service restaurant and lounge, live entertainment and more.

Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am-11 pm, Thu 10 am-12 am, Fri-Sat 10 am-1 am, Sun 10 am-12 am
Admission: Fun available for all ages. Call for prices.
Location: 1301 St Matthews Ave, 204-488-0000

Vertical Adventures

One of the only places where you can scale great heights on the prairies, this indoor rock climbing facility offers instruction for all ages and levels. Youth and adult courses available as well as private lessons. Available for bookings for birthday parties and groups.

Hours: Mon-Fri 4 pm-11 pm, Sat 10 am-10 pm, Sun 12 pm-6 pm
Admission: Adult $15, youth $11
Location: 77 Paramount Rd, 204-632‑5001