Assiniboine Park

Top choice in Winnipeg

Winnipeg's emerald jewel, this 4.5-sq-km urban park is easily worth at least a half-day's frolic. Besides the top-notch zoo, there are playgrounds, gardens, a conservatory and the Leo Mol sculpture garden full of bronzes.

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Nearby Winnipeg attractions

1. Assiniboine Park Zoo


White snow leopards, white Bengal tigers and polar bears are some of the 2000-plus animals seen close-up at Assiniboine Park Zoo, which specializes in…

2. Living Prairie Museum

2.08 MILES

This park protects 12 hectares of original, unplowed and now-scarce, tall prairie grass. A self-guided walk from the nature center showcases the prairie…

3. FortWhyte Alive

3.43 MILES

A vast, trail-laced natural site with an eco-focus; here you can spot bison, deer and other wildlife. Learn about sod houses and rent seasonal activity…

5. Winnipeg Art Gallery


This ship-shaped gallery displays contemporary Manitoban and Canadian artists, and has the world's largest collection of Inuit carvings (at the time of…

6. Manitoba Legislative Building

4.05 MILES

Designed during Winnipeg's optimistic boom of the early 20th century, this 1920 building flaunts neoclassical beaux-arts design, limestone construction…

7. Aceartinc

4.55 MILES

This gallery stages changing exhibitions of contemporary art by local artists.