In Touch with Urban Nature

In Touch with Urban Nature

Nature abounds throughout Winnipeg, from our massive parks, riverside paths, tree-lined streets, to certain woodland situated neighbourhoods where the wildlife is part of the community. This tour will literally show you Winnipeg’s wild side while also blanketing you in the prairie’s tranquil beauty.

Day One

FortWhyte Alive: A Prairie Legacy: the Bison and its People is unique, offering an authentic wildlife experience without leaving the city. Come discover how bison influenced the history of Manitoba and the lives of aboriginals, Métis, voyageurs and pioneers as you are immersed in a way of life from the prairie past.

Your heart will leap when you catch your first up-close glance of a bison as your guide leads you through the aspen forest out onto the prairie. Come and connect with Canada’s prairie grasslands. Explore the aspen forest, marshes, open prairie and their inhabitants. Travel in the way of the prairie ancestors by snowshoeing in winter and voyageur canoeing in the spring and summer months. Learn why Winnipeg’s culture has been and continues to be shaped by history and our close contact with nature.

Assiniboine Park Zoo and The Manitoba Museum provide a unique partnership that illuminates life in Northern Manitoba. The Arctic Adaptations program brings students to Assiniboine Park Zoo’s premier northern species exhibit, the Journey to Churchill, where hands-on activities reveal how seals, Arctic fox, muskox, snowy owls and other Arctic animals survive temperature extremes. At The Manitoba Museum Inuit ingenuity is demonstrated through hands-on artefact studies of skin, snow, stone and bone – showing how the Inuit have survived using very limited resources.

Day Two

GPS adventure in Winnipeg’s French Quarter: Discover historic St. Boniface using GPS technology. This interactive scavenger-hunt will introduce students to landmarks, historic architecture and little known gems that are found throughout this charming, francophone neighbourhood – including the magnificent St. Boniface Cathedral.

Experience the thrill and freedom of creating theatre without a script with an improve workshop at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Through theatre sports, games, and improvisational techniques, you’ll learn how to quickly develop characters and take scenes to their comic potential. This lively and entertaining class is a great way to experience the creative teamwork that makes theatre happen. No experience is necessary: just an active imagination and a sense of adventure.

They say that money makes the world go ‘round and here’s your chance to see first-hand where it all begins at the Royal Canadian Mint. Year round guided tours of the Royal Canadian Mint will take you through interactive coin displays and show how the Mint has made more than 55 billion coins for more than 75 countries.

For more itinerary ideas or assistance with your student group travel needs, please contact us at 1.855.PEG.CITY.

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21 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3C 4T7
1 855 PEG CITY (734-2489)

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