2019 IPAC Conference- What to do in Winnipeg

As the IPAC conference approaches (we’re now exactly two months away from the opening reception!), our Conference planning committee is looking forward to greeting our out-of-town guests and showing the best of what a Winnipeg summer has to offer.

Here are our top five things to see in Winnipeg while you’re here!

  1. Canadian Museum for Human Rights

If you’re coming to the 2019 conference’s opening reception, you’ll have a chance to see the impressive architecture of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  But you’ll want to come back, as the museum’s array of permanent and mobile exhibits take more than one visit to see!

  1. 1919 Winnipeg General Strike – 100 Years of History

One hundred years after the largest strike in Canadian history, explore the event and its lasting impacts through exhibits at the Manitoba Museum and Dalnavert House.

  1. Catch a game

Just a short walk from the Fairmont Hotel, you’ll find the Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team playing at Shaw Park on August 17-19th.  If soccer is more your speed, you can take part in the inaugural season of Winnipeg’s Valour FC as they host Hamilton and Edmonton on August 17th and 19th.

  1. Visit the Forks

More than just the location of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Forks is an ancient meeting ground of cultures.  Shop at the Johnston Terminal, take a Splashdash River Tour, or stop in to try a local beer at the Forks Market!

  1. Downtown Winnipeg Tours
    Get a taste of Downtown Winnipeg with these walking tours including sampling at four restaurants. A wonderful way to see more of what Downtown Winnipeg has to offer.  Options include their Breakfast Tour on Sunday, August 18.

Coming early? 

A few more ideas for those who want to experience Winnipeg before the conference.

Folklarama 50 – Ending August 17th, 2019

Catch the tail end of Folklarama!  This cultural festival is celebrating 50 years as a Winnipeg institution. See any of over 40 pavilions as dedicated volunteers showcase their culture’s traditional food, music, and performances!

Founding Nations Pow Wow – August 17th, 2019

Founding Nations of Manitoba hosts an annual Pow Wow to showcase and celebrate the diversity of the Indigenous communities in Manitoba. This event is a great platform that offers cultural appreciation to all spectators and guests of The Forks.

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