As the "Gateway to the West", Winnipeg became globally relevant in the 1800s due to its geographical location. And since then, it has earned its place as an integral cultural hub of Canada with so much to offer.
Begin by clapping your eyes on a rare sight - a captive polarbear at the AssiniboineParkZoo of Winnipeg.
While you're there, explore Assiniboine Park - a sprawling green oasis. It includes the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, a conservatory, an outdoor theater and a 700 acre forest.
Wondering what to do in downtown Winnipeg? Check out the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, for an in-depth overview of the human rights struggle.
Next, you should bulk up your coin collection at the Royal Canadian Mint. This striking building has minted over 55 billion coins for 75 different nations!
Check out other historically important sites of Winnipeg like The Forks Park and the imposing Manitoba Legislative Building.
Catch a show of the oldest ballet company on the continent - the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
It's easy to lose yourself in Winnipeg's ice hockey mania. Cheer for the local team - The Jets, at one of their nail-biting games.
There are two rivers to explore in Winnipeg - the Red River and the Assiniboine River. You can rent a canoe and go paddling.
As Manitoba's largest city, Winnipeg has a burgeoning arts scene. For a taste of local art, check out the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
For a bit of retail therapy, swing by Winnipeg's hip-and-happening Exchange District downtown.
Once winter comes and the rivers stop flowing, you should grab your skates and take off ice skating on the Red River Mutual Trail.
Why let ice stop you from fishing? Learn the ways of ice fishing and prove your skill, by catching a huge Winnipeg Walleye or two.
In Christmas, hop in your car and drive through the 2.5 km Canad Inns Winter Wonderland for one stunning display of Christmas lights after another.