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Spend Winter in Winnipeg

by Mary Melnick

Dec 1, 2023

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Take family travels to Winnipeg, Canada, this winter. Despite its brisk winters, Winnipeggers lean into the weather by celebrating the season in creative and joyful ways. Keep reading for can’t-miss winter activities in Winnipeg:

 

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Festival Du Voyageur

Festival Du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival, takes place Feb. 16 to 24. The celebration of the season offers one of the most iconic winter displays in the world, the Giant Snow Sculptures. From animals to historical figures to art installations to veritable châteaux, sculptures vary in intricacy and size. The festival also features concerts in the snow, visual art installations, handcrafted souvenirs, and traditional French-Canadian and First Nation food.

 

World’s Largest Snow Maze

Amaze in Corn, the Guinness World Record’s largest snow maze, is open from January to March every year. The maze spans more than 30,000 square feet, uses more than 300 truckloads of snow and can take visitors 45 minutes to get through. Throughout the maze, warm up at the firepits and marvel at multiple snow sculptures. Perfect for those with families, Amaze in Corn features other activities such as a giant snow climbing hull, sky-high toboggan run and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

 

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Art + Architecture on Ice

Every year Winnipeg holds a competition to celebrate the creativity that has kept generations of Manitobans warm. The competition, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice, brings warming hut design entries from around the world to compete for a spot on the frozen Red and Assiniboine rivers. After the winning designs are picked, architects come to Winnipeg to build their huts in a week-long building blitz. Other visitors can skate or stroll through the interactive huts inspired by a variety of different themes.

 

The Forks

The Forks is a historic meeting place boasting more than 6,000 years of cultural significance. This year-round destination comprises Forks Market, Johnston Terminal and a Parks Canada Urban Park, as well as a diverse offering of restaurants, craft wine and beer bars, vintage shops and a variety of calendar events. The Forks is also home to Arctic Glacier Winter Park, where visitors can enjoy a wide range of winter sports like ice skating, toboggan runs and hockey games.

 

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