Winnipeg holidays are perfect for recreation and swimming thanks to the great Lake Winnipeg situated there. The Grass River, traveled by explorer and trader Samuel Hearne more than 200 years ago, is ideal for canoeing and fishing. Being an important attraction of Winnipeg holidays, this river with the strings of islands dotting the many lakesof the park and river system is really a must visit while Winnipeg holidays. Ideal both for boating, canoeing and fishing and can rival with the lake Winnipeg only.
This lake is a real pride of all Canadians. It is the fifth-largest freshwater lake in Canada, exceeding even Lake Ontario and Lake Erie in size. It is not only the size, but the beauty and uniqueness which made Lake Winnipeg United Nations World Heritage Park. Relative shallowness of the lake (maximum depth 18.6 m) makes it a perfect vacation spot for Winnipeg holidays. Elongated in shape, and is 416 km from north to south, it offers remote sandy beaches, limestone cliffs, and bat caves in some areas.
On your holidays to Winnipeg you can choose among a great variety of beaches - Grand Beach, Riverton, Gimli, Winnipeg Beach, Victoria Beach, Pine Falls, Manigotagan, Berens River, and Grand Rapids. Or just decide to spend Winnipeg holidays in the Beach Provincial Park, which is a magnet for those seeking for perfect comfortable pastime. This historic vacation spot offers a famous sand beach, a restored boardwalk, outdoor stage, swimming, picnic areas, a marina and tennis courts. It also boasts one of the best wind surfing bays on Lake Winnipeg.
Those interested in historical Winnipeg holidays should visit the city of Winnipeg- historic, cultural and economic centre of the region. Dalnavert Museum will amuse you by its structure, which was originally built in 1895, as the home of Hugh John Macdonald, the son of Canada's first Prime Minister. The house features as a stunning example of late-Victorian style architecture. Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature is just the place to visit during Winnipeg holidays. It features exciting exhibitions which depict local history and culture. The museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts and artworks from a private collection which dates back to 1920.
Art lovers will find it interesting to visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery, possessing the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art. It also hosts a wonderful collection of artworks created by a range of Canadian, British and European artists. About twenty minutes out of town, visitors can enjoy such exciting outdoor amusements as Fun Mountain Waterslide Park, Grand Prix Amusements and Tinkertown Family Fun Park. TC, as Transcona is locally known, also has the longest auto sales strip in the city, where car shoppers can find anything from a Porche to an RV. And if you are with children on your Winnipeg holidays, they will like Manitoba Children`s Museum. Equipped with a TV studio where kids can create their own TV shows, offers excellent exhibits predominantly of interest to youngsters ranging from 3yrs to 12yrs.