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Winter fun in Winnipeg

The snow is falling and the outdoors are calling. Here’s just a few spots that make nice with ice, showcasing how creative Winnipeg gets as the temperatures drop.

Now’s a great time to experience FortWhyte Alive, the city’s top spot for connecting people with nature. Winter offerings here include snowshoeing through its aspen forests and across its little lakes, skiing over the groomed cross-country trails, learning how to ice fish and picking up some speed down the Richardson Rrrun toboggan slide. Afterward, be sure to warm up with casual, kid-friendly farm-to-table fare within its Buffalo Stone Café, located right inside the Interpretive Centre.

Keep an eye out for the opening of the Snow Maze at Amaze in Corn. Two years ago, it was the Guinness World Record holder for largest snow maze while it has also starred as the backdrop for the Hallmark film, Amazing Winter Romance.

Winnipeg’s most popular tourist destination, The Forks is home to an often record-setting river trail that starts at the heart of the city and has run as far as 10km outward. This year, the Nestaweya River Trail presented by The Winnipeg Foundation will feature six new Warming Huts (in addition to all of the previous huts), that were chosen from 122 entries from 33 countries. You can pass and interact with these whacky and wonderful huts as you make your way down either the Red or Assiniboine Rivers, while throughout the trail there are multiple entry/exit points too should you be looking to start your skating journey somewhere else along the rivers.

Photo by Tyler Walsh courtesy of Tourism Winnipeg

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