Living Prairie Museum


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 wildflowers in late spring. This ocean of color across the prairie provinces once supported millions of bison. Hands-on exhibits for kids include animal pelts; Thursday is family activity day.

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1. Assiniboine Park Zoo

1.89 MILES

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. Assiniboine Park

2.08 MILES

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,…

3. FortWhyte Alive


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5. Winnipeg Art Gallery

5.43 MILES

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

5.58 MILES

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

7. Aceartinc

5.83 MILES

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