Morning: Royal Canadian Mint
Is there anything more Canadian than a loonie? Every Canadian coin in circulation is produced in Winnipeg. On a tour of the Royal Canadian Mint, you’ll learn how they’re made and distributed across the country.
Lunch: The Forks Market
Next, avoid “what’s for lunch” arguments by dining at The Forks Market, where multiple food kiosks showcase Canada’s culinary diversity. Dishes include borscht and cabbage rolls at Baba’s Tall Grass Pantry. (Don’t miss the blueberry dessert perogies.)
Afternoon: The Forks National Historic Site
For those with short attention spans, the 6,000 Years in 60 Minutes tour at The Forks National Historic Site gives an overview of the region’s six millennia of human history.
Evening: Summer festival entertainment
End your day with dance, music or theatre performances at one of Winnipeg’s many summer festivals, such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival (July 6 to 9), the Winnipeg Fringe Festival (July 19 to 30) or Folklorama (Aug. 6 to 19).
Why Winnipeg is One of Canada’s Best Winter Cities
Rather than suffer, Winnipeggers have decided not just to embrace their winter, but to rock it. Skate along the Red River Mutual Trail (one of the world's largest), eat maple taffy at Festival du Voyageur, visit The Forks National Historic Site and warm up at the outdoor Thermëa spa.