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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

At the world's most comprehensive northern species exhibit, you'll get nose-to-nose with polar bears that swim right over your head.

3. Folklorama

3. Folklorama

Folkorama is the largest and longest running multicultural festival in the world, showcasing tantalizing global cuisine and world class entertainment.

4. Festival du Voyageur

4. Festival du Voyageur

Festival du Voyageur is the world’s finest winter festival, with 10 days of music, festivities and snow sculptures celebrating Winnipeg's storied fur trade, francophone, and Metis history every February.

5. The Hermetic Code

5. The Hermetic Code

Uncover the hidden meanings behind the architecture of the turn-of-the-last-century Manitoba Legislative building, including Sphinxes, hieroglyphics, numerological codes, and Masonic symbols.

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 takes visitors on a journey through the evolution, celebration and future of human rights from Canada and around the world.

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 is an expansive area brimming with art galleries, local shops, food kiosks, restaurants, and countless outdoor activities.

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 with our proud sports teams - the Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Goldeyes fill their respective stadiums and rinks, while Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino, and Assiniboia Downs always bring high-stakes thrills.