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Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend

Things to do in Winnipeg This Weekend
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It’s going to be a beautiful weekend! Here are some great things to do in Winnipeg:

Winter Programming at The Forks

The Forks will be offering various free Winter Programs every Sunday from January 18 – March 1, 2015.

Programs include:

  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides | 1:30pm – 4:30pm
    Hop on and enjoy a ride around The Forks site.
  • Aboriginal Programming, sponsored by Investors Group | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
    Inside traditional teepees, learn the story of winter from Aboriginal elders and create your own Aboriginal art project.
  • Snowboard Instruction | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
    Visit the snowboard run on Sunday afternoons for tips and instructions from a certified snowboard instructor.

Each event is weather permitting. Visit The Forks website for more information.

Winter Park Amenities

Include: skating ponds, neighbourhood pleasure rinks, toboggan slides, hills and cross country ski trails.

Kildonan Park, Waterfront Drive, Bunn’s Creek Park, St. Vital Park, Crescent Drive Park and Fraser’s Grove Park will have their toboggan slides open to the public for the holidays. Toboggan hills will open when there is enough snow. For more information visit City of Winnipeg – Toboggan Hills and Slides in Winnipeg Parks

Visit the sparkling new St. Vital Duck Pond Pavilion and enjoy the view of the skating pond and the little tots hill or toast some chestnuts on the embers of the Ecobuage Bonfire Pit.

This year, as construction is taking place at the Peguis Pavilion Pond in Kildonan Park, the skating rink will be located next to the toboggan slides. Benches and picnic tables will be located around the rink. Washrooms are available on the lower level of the Peguis Pavilion. Parking along the roadway is permitted.

There are over 40 pleasure skating rinks in neighbourhood parks. Find one near you: visit City of Winnipeg – Park Skating Ponds.

Cross Country Skiing
Winter conditions have not been favourable for ski-trail tracking, but will be available when there is enough snow at Kildonan Park, Harbourview, St. Vital Park, La Barriere Park, and Living Prairie Museum. Visit City of Winnipeg – Cross Country Ski Trails for updates.

Park Trails
Enjoy a refreshing walk in the winter wonderland. Visit your City of Winnipeg Regional Parks.

For a complete listing of amenities, maps, schedule information, please visit City of Winnipeg – Parks and Fields.

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