5 Things to do in Winnipeg to beat the January Blues

January is the worst. Or, at least it feels that way! It seems like there’s nothing to do, it’s cold, everyone is broke (or they’re saving their money because of a new years resolution they made).  No one wants to do anything, and to be honest, January seems like the perfect time to just hibernate anyway.  Hibernate and take a lot of naps with your baby.

Well, if you’re in Winnipeg, here are some things that might be even more fun!

  1. National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers at the Manitoba Museum
    National Geographic Earth Explorers, Science Center of Iowa.  (Christopher Gannon/Gannon Visuals)  --  shot by Christopher Gannon on 9/25/13 in Des Moines, IA Shot for GES
    It’s been on starting in October, so now is pretty much the perfect time to go!  All the early-bird keeners will have been already, and the late-goers won’t be going yet, so it’ll be the perfect amount of busy to not feel overwhelmed by a large group of people!  Plus, it just looks really neat.
  2. Family Sunday at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
    This month, there are a couple of cool things happening at the Art Gallery! You can check out Family Fusion Day on January 17 from 1-3 pm (cost is $20 per family), where you’ll be making mini decorative vases.  On January 24, from 1:30-4:00pm, you can enjoy Arctic Chill Out and learn about Inuit Culture (cost is $10 per family).  And there are events for families at the art gallery on Sundays throughout the year, so check back on the wag website to find out what other kinds of activities you can do with your family.
  3. Big Fun Festival in the Downtown area/Sherbrook
    The festival runs from January 27-31, and the venues are mostly located on Sherbrook, with a few downtown and at the forks.  There are over 50 different bands playing (mostly from Winnipeg), and so many opportunities to check out some local talent.  Individual tickets are $20, but you can also get a Festival Pass for $70, which means you would be able to see over 50 bands over the course of the Festival.  Definitely worth checking out though, it looks like it’s going to be big…fun. 😉
  4. Arctic Glacier Winter Park at the Forks
    There is so much to do outside at the Forks, and this year is no different than last year.  If you like spending time outside in the winter, this is probably one of the best things for you because there isn’t a cost to go.  (Well, maybe parking, depending on what time it is when you go).  Check out the website for more information because it’s currently under construction.
  5. Winnipeg Renovation Show at RBC Convention Centre
    From January 15-17.  The only reason I’m even remotely interested in this at all is because my husband and I love to watch home reno shows on tv, and we absolutely love Leave it to Bryan and Disaster DIY, and Bryan Baeumler is going to be there!  Tickets are $12 (and you might just see my husband and I fangirling over Bryan haha)

Comment below if I missed any fun activities going on in Winnipeg this month 🙂


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