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From a diverse arts and culture scene to world-class museums to year-round festivals, here are some great reasons to visit Winnipeg:

1. The Royal Canadian Mint

1. The Royal Canadian Mint

Tours of the Royal Canadian Mint are worth every penny; the currency produced here spans the globe, from Africa to New Zealand to the medals for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

2. Journey to Churchill

2. Journey to Churchill

Six rescued polar bears that swim and play at the Journey to Churchill – the world’s most comprehensive northern species exhibit.

3. Folklorama

3. Folklorama

Folkorama is the largest and longest running multicultural festival in the world bringing colourful and tasty times right to the middle of Winnipeg.Nobody celebrates winter like Winnipeg’s French population.

4. Festival du Voyageur

4. Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur is the world’s best kitchen party with 10 days of music, festivities and snow sculptures celebrating the fur trade.

5. The Hermetic Code

5. The Hermetic Code

Dan Brown would be enthralled by the artistic mysteries that are illuminated during the Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building.

6. A Fur Trade Rivalry

6. A Fur Trade Rivalry

The rivalry of fur trade forts between the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company is still embodied today at Fort Gibraltar and Lower Fort Garry historic sites.

7. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

7. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights provides immersive, multimedia content in an iconic setting making for an unforgettable human rights based educational experience.

8. Winnipeg - A City of the Arts

8. Winnipeg - A City of the Arts

Go behind the curtain and see what goes into a show with world-class performers from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

9. The Forks

9. The Forks

The Forks has everything you could imagine from a bustling central market, art galleries, museums, and near endless open spaces from which your group can gather.

10. The HBC Collection

10. The HBC Collection

The Hudson’s Bay Company is one of the world’s oldest corporations, and you can see just how they helped build Canada through their staggering collection at The Manitoba Museum.

11. St. Boniface - Winnipeg's French Quarter

11. St. Boniface - Winnipeg's French Quarter

Walking around trés-European St. Boniface you can’t help but feel imbued with French flavour from all the boutiques, delicious abodes and stunning façades that make this such a magnifique part of Winnipeg.

12. Wildlife on the City's doorstep

12. Wildlife on the City's doorstep

A full herd of North America’s largest animal can be found right in Winnipeg at FortWhyte Alive, a stunning nature reserve where the buffalo do truly roam.

13. Oak Hammock Marsh

13. Oak Hammock Marsh

At Oak Hammock Marsh, one of North America's premier birding hotspots, their knowledgeable ornithologists can literally put a bird in your hand between canoe paddles around their wetlands.

14. The Exchange, every city for the Camera

14. The Exchange, every city for the Camera

Hollywood often comes to Winnipeg as, you will plainly see on a guided tour of the historic Exchange District, whose stunning architectural achievements often serve as backdrops for the Big Apple and the Windy City.

15. A City for Professional Sports

15. A City for Professional Sports

It’s always game time in Peg City with our proud sports teams the Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Goldeyes as they fill their respective stadiums and rinks, while Club Regent Casino and McPhillips Station Casino always bring high-stakes thrills.