Summer family fun listings
Written by Admin
There's lots to do this summer, check out some great events, festivals and activities that the whole family can enjoy.
Assiniboine Park’s new Children’s Garden, expanded Duck Pond area, and the newly remodeled Toucan Ridge at the Zoo are all open to explore. www.assiniboinepark.ca.
Folklorama is on from July 31 - August 13. www.folklorama.ca
Take the Splash Dash water taxi to the award-winning Forks for an afternoon of summer fun. www.theforks.com.
FortWhyte Alive - Family fun abounds at FortWhyte Alive this summer. From the forested trails and interpretive centre and paddling on the lake to shing, there is something for everyone and for all levels of ability. For more information on the centre, visit www.fortwhyte.org.
Fun Mountain Waterslide Park is now open. www.funmountain.ca.
Imax - There’s always something interesting, and family appropriate, on at Imax- -whether it’s exploring under the sea to rescuing animals in the Kenyan savannah, in 3D! A fun place to keep cool this summer. Located in Portage Place Shopping Centre. For showtimes and ticket information, visit www.imaxwinnipeg.com or call 956-4629.
Living Prairie Museum is one of the only places to see a true tall grass prairie ecosystem. www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/livingprairie.
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site hosts family days on Sundays for July and August. www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/mb/fortgarry/ne.aspx.
Manitoba Children’s Museum is now open at The Forks. childrensmuseum.com.
Manitoba Electrical Museum - This unique museum at 680 Harrow St, tells the story of hydroelectric development in Manitoba from the 1870s to the present. On the lower level, a Discovery Area guides visitors through the safe use of electricity and how electrical energy works. Kids will love the giant appliance robot! The museum is open Mon to Thu from 1 pm to 4 pm and is free to the public. For more info, call 360-7905.
Manitoba Museum and Science Gallery are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. www.manitobamuseum.com.
Oak Hammock Marsh - One of North America’s birding hotspots and a great destination for kids of all ages. A restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluö , waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, some of Manitoba’s last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie and 30 km of trails provide the perfect place for kids to learn and explore. For more information, visit www.oakhammockmarsh.ca or call (204) 467-3300.
Prairie Dog Central is running now until October. www.pdcrailway.com.
Tinkertown, open now until Sept. 11. www.tinkertown.mb.ca.
Western Canadian Aviation Museum’s recently renovated Skyways Discovery Zone is open. www.wcam.mb.ca.
Winnipeg Art Gallery oö ers several kids art camps from July to August. www.wag.ca.
Winnipeg Folk Festival, on July 6 - 10 and including family-friendly entertainers such as Fred Penner. www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca.
Winnipeg Fringe Festival’s Kids’ Fringe, on July 13 - 24. winnipegfringe.com.
Winnipeg Railway Museum is the city’s only museum dedicated to trains. Open Mon to Sun until Sept inside the VIA Rail Station. www.wpgrailwaymuseum.com.