General city Information, Winnipeg
Undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking buildings between Toronto and Vancouver, the magnificent Legislative Building of Manitoba is a wonderful place to visit for any fan of major architecture.
Housing the offices and assembly room of the provincial government, the Legislative Building is located on a beautiful and scenic environment overlooking the river.
Visitors are always able to roam the building, and guided tours are regularly offered.
While the beauty of the building is most evident in the summer (when the landscaped grounds are in full bloom, placing the marble architecture in perfect context), the interior's spacious and grand (though austere) scale makes it a wonderful location for a reflective walk.
In addition, on the very top of the building is situated the Golden Boy, the statue which has become Winnipeg's mascot of sorts.
After wandering around the building and environs, a walk down to the river is highly recommended, with a beautiful river walk offering a delightful path for those looking for a scenic stroll.
This place is like a warehouse of information. They had general local and province information, special events and interpretive experiences. Their key focus is information about The Forks National Historic Site, as well as other National Parks and National Historic Sites in Manitoba.
They're open year round.
Every Winnipegger has probably heard of Sunday Night Cruising. In the summer months, Portage Avenue is packed with the sexiest cars Winnipeg has to offer. The traffic is worse than rush hour, but thats a good thing, because it will give you enough time to check out everyone else's nice cars. All open parking lots will be packed with cars, and the sidewalks are literally lined with people. So, I you're bored on a sunday night in Winnipeg, definately go for a cruise on Portage. I'd say the peak hours are like 9-11....Check it out. And another thing, check out Kildonan Park on Sundays, full of nice cars and good looking people. Kildonan Park is said to be the biggest pick up spot in Winnipeg.
The Zoo, Folklarama (if you can get in) in Aug., Festival du Voyager in Feb., The Forks downtown complex, paddlewheel cruise, and driving north to one of the beaches.
Grand Beach is one long white sand beach. There is also space for camping nearby. There are a lot of parks which have spaces for camping if you want to get away from the city. If you just want to day trip to the beach I sujest Patricia Beach, it's has nice sand and is not as far to drive. If you prefer to go nude then go to the far end of either Patricia or Beaconia Beach. But do your research first and watch out for the RCMP.