Destination: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba. It is a Canadian city thriving with energy and culture. Plenty of fun and educational things to do if you’re traveling with kids of all ages.

Things to know

Population: 742,408 approx.

Languages: English (predominantly), French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Danish, Tagalog, Arabic.

Time zones: CDT (central daylight time)

Currency: Canadian dollar

Seasonal temperatures:

Average Summer Temperature . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.4ºC (77.7ºF)
Average Winter Temperature .. . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . .-12.9ºC (8.8ºF)
Average Annual Precipitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51.4 cm (20.2”)
Average Annual Rainfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .41.6 cm (16.4”)
Average Annual Snowfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .110.6 cm (43.5”)

What’s good to Pack

*Sweaters

*Rain coats

*Walking shoes

*Umbrellas

*Sunblock (for summer months)

*Boots (for colder temperatures)

*Sunglasses(for both summer and winter)

On our itinerary so far:

->Cathedrale de Saint Boniface

-> Forks National Historical site: The name “FORKS” is derived from the connection of the two rivers located in the area. It was a meeting place for native Canadians.


Other top spots to visit

-> Oak Hammock Mash Interpretive Centre: Nature museum. Offers an array of exhibits and activities for the kids.

-> The Manitoba Museum

-> The Royal Canadian Mint – Billions of Canadian coins are created here each year.

-> Manitoba Legislative Building

 

Travel warnings

*Prone to flooding during the Spring.*


Got something to add? Suggestions for our time here?  Please add them in the comments below.

 

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Jocelyn July 11, 2011, 2:13 PM

I’m a little late in adding this but if you ever go back to Winnipeg, the ZOO is great. 
Jocelyn

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Heather Greenwood Davis July 13, 2011, 12:58 AM

We will be back in Winnipeg one day! Adding the zoo to our list. Thanks.

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