Just over the United States border, toward the southwestern region of Canada, Manitoba’s capital city, Winnipeg, brims with family-friendly activities and attractions. As with most cities, Winnipeg boasts ample museums and art galleries to uncover, but with the added perks of open green space and parks. For those more interested in city life, shopping and dining, Winnipeg has that, too.
The chic urban-meets-industrial scene is evident in the Exchange District of the city, showcasing 20th-century architecture and modern attractions. Check out the converted warehouses, now shops and restaurants, and enjoy the city’s unique style.
Get in some family bonding at Enigma Escapes, working together to escape a theme room. The three locations offer different themes, from the Lost Jewel of Zanzibar, Tomb of the Red Queen and Raven Woods.
Take the kids to Assiniboine Park Nature Playground and Zoo for a space to run around, play, explore and interact with unique animal species. After exploring the Animal Kingdom, take the kids for a spin around the rink at Assiniboine Park. Established in the early 1900s, the park is open year-round and beloved by locals and tourists alike. If you’re not in the mood to skate, head to Assiniboine Forest for a scenic walk along Sagimay Nature Trail.
Get out on the water with Canoe River Tours, gliding through the picturesque waters lined with lush trees. Take in Winnipeg’s changing colors in the spring or hold out for long summer evenings on the water.
Grab the little ones and head to Manitoba Children’s Museum, exploring a myriad of fun and educational exhibits. Hop on historic locomotives and passenger train cars, or head to the sensory room — ideal for children with autism spectrum and sensory disorders.
Learn all about the beautiful Exchange District on a historical walking tour. Stroll through the unique and changing neighborhoods while gaining knowledge from the guides. Appreciate the variety of stone-clad buildings and narrow corners, all from the late 1800s into the early 1900s.
Your tech-loving teens may appreciate a DoVR Virtual Reality Experience. Immerse yourself in a variety of content and step into the future with the kids.
Learn all about the history and legacy of FortWhyte Alive. The three-hour tour explores an inside look at Prairie Legacy: the Bison and its People in a unique and authentic wildlife experience. Get up-close views of bison trekking through the aspen forest toward the prairie. Depending on the season, your family can snowshoe, hike or take a leisurely stroll through the wild and beautiful terrain.
Read more about the many ways your family can enjoy Winnipeg year-round with this list of family-friendly attractions
With cooler weather and fall colors on its way, it’s time to plan your fall family travels. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort PA Wilds in Mansfield is the perfect destination, and with both scary and not-so-scary events, kids and parents alike can celebrate the festive season with trick-or-treating, fall crafts, fun with the Yogi Bear characters and more.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.