Local Activities

Winnipeg in the Fall

Winnipeg is a city with a diverse history that has something to offer every visitor. As the capital of Manitoba, it has all the amenities and attractions you’d expect for a city of 700,000, and much more.

In October, attendees might be able to catch the Winnipeg Jets in action, or their farm team, the Manitoba Moose. Their games take place at the NHL’s most intimate arena, MTS Place, located within walking distance of the conference hotel. Perhaps even get a chance to catch the fabled Winnipeg Blue Bombers in action at Investors Group Field!

A short walk from the conference is The Forks, where the Assiniboine and Red Rivers meet. The history of Winnipeg is reflected at this vibrant attraction with food, art, music, and activities for all tastes. The Forks was a centre of trade and commerce for Canada’s First Nations, with uses dating back 6000 years, and continues today as a site of cultural significance with the Oodena Celebration Circle. More recently, it was a nexus for fur traders and, in the modern era, a hub for the railways and the immigrants they brought to the West. It is also here that you can visit the Human Right’s Museum. The museum is a stunning piece of architecture that has helped to define Winnipeg’s skyline, and is the first national museum located outside of Ottawa-Gatineau.

In addition, within a short drive, visitors can tour the Manitoba Legislature, stroll through the francophone district of Winnipeg (St. Boniface – including the Saint Boniface Cathedral, burial place of Louis Riel), meet polar bears at the Assiniboine Zoo’s Journey to Churchill exhibit, or explore the Exchange District.

Lots to see and explore – come join us in 2022 where Canada’s Heart Beats!