Travel Canada’s capital cities: Winnipeg, Man.

Whether you’re planning a family road trip or a weekend staycation, check out our list of things to do in Canada’s capital cities.

Favourite indoor activity:
Winnipeg’s awardwinning
Children’s Museum has 12 permanent galleries
for hands-on fun and creative learning – great for
birthday parties, and other outings.

Favourite outdoor activity:
Fort Whyte Alive is a 640-
acre nature centre with everything from a duck pond to
fishing (kids 12 and under can take home two fish), and
Manitoba’s largest indoor aquarium.

Best-kept secret:
If you’re visiting the Winnipeg Art
Gallery, wander upstairs to the terrace, where you’re
surrounded by lovely sculptures and a pond, a breather
in the heart of downtown.

Great place to eat:
Sample the delicious pita pockets
and pita pies at Baraka Pita Bakery & Mediterranean Deli
on Main Street.

Great place to stay:
The Inn at the Forks is an easy
walking distance to The Children’s Museum, the
Winnipeg Railway Museum, the Forks Market and other

Worth the drive:
For a relaxing family holiday, visit
the “beautiful lake town” of Gimli: hang out at the beach,
stroll along the pier, and get a pickerel burger at one of
the local fishermen-supplied joints.

Diana Ballon is a Toronto-based freelance writer who loves
to travel with her husband and two kid

Originally published in ParentsCanada, July 2012

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