Established in 1904 and nestled in the heart of the city, the Park is home to more than 300 acres of green space, gorgeous gardens, amazing attractions and beautiful forests. It's the perfect place for family and friends to enjoy the great outdoors, savour the flavour of the Park Café, or meet Hudson the Polar Bear at the Zoo! Planning to visit Assiniboine Park & Zoo this summer? Download our activity guide here and you'll have all the info you need to make the most of your visit.
Open 365 days a year, there is always plenty to do and see in the park including
- Riley Family Duck Pond
- Nature Playground
- Qualico Family Centre & the Park Café
- Pavilion Gallery Museum
- The Lyric Theatre
- Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
- The Conservatory
- The Assiniboine Park Zoo featuring the HUB Horizon Penguin Cove (Open Summer 2013), International Polar Bear Conservation Centre, the Tundra Grill, the Polar Playground and the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden!
Date: July 2nd - August 30th, 2013
Location: Assiniboine Park
Price: Please visit our Programming page for price information.
When school is out, fun and friends are waiting at Assiniboine Park’s Summer Camp. Taking place in July and August, kids in grades 1 to 6 will get to say Hi to Hudson, explore the cool world of plants and nature, get crafty with art, and discover some amazing places in Assiniboine Park including the Nature Playground, Park gardens, Pavilion Gallery Museum, Conservatory and Zoo! To register please contact (204) 927 6070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for songs, stories, crafts, snacks and loads of fun activities! Children aged 3 and 4 with an adult partner will explore the Park and investigate the natural world. Class themes change every month. (We also have Saturday classes in February, March, October and November.) For more information, see our website.
Date: All year long
Location: Assiniboine Park
Information and Prices: See website
Become more green, release your inner artist or if you're a Foodie, enjoy culinary delights and wine pairings from around the world. From watercolour painting classes to growing an indoor garden, we offer classes and workshops for all interests throughout the year. To learn more about the adult programming at Assiniboine Park, please visit our Programming Page.
Location: John P. Crabb Gallery (2nd Floor Pavilion)
Opening Date: March 24, 2013
Closing Date: August 4, 2013Portraits of the Park
Location: Conservatory Foyer Gallery
Opening Date: May 14, 2013
Closing Date: June 30, 2013
Location: Ivan Eyre Gallery (3rd Floor Pavilion)
Opening Date: April 12, 2013
Closing Date: August 26, 2013
Location: Pavilion Gallery Museum & Conservatory Foyer Gallery
Opening Date: May 21, 2013
Closing Date: September 2, 2013
Assiniboine Park Zoo
With over 200 species in its collection, the Assiniboine Park Zoo features an astounding menagerie of animals from all corners of the globe. With indoor and outdoor exhibits, the Zoo specializes in hardy, cold-climate species from northern latitudes and mountain ranges, such as caribou, lynx, muskox, and bison and Hudson, the Polar Bear. A range of exotic animals is also featured in the ever-changing animal collection such as meerkats, geckos, fruit bats, camels, piranhas, flamingos, snow leopards, tigers and more!
Qualico Family Centre & the Park Café
The Qualico Family Centre is another great gathering place for Park visitors to recharge and warm up! The Centre is home to the Park Café, a family-friendly restaurant that offers interesting and affordable breakfast and lunch menus. The Park Café is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm. The centre is also capable of hosting a variety of events, from Park programs for children, to corporate retreats, weddings, receptions, and other celebrations.
Pavilion Gallery Museum
The Pavilion Gallery Museum features a beautiful array of artwork year-round with an exciting permanent and family-friendly feature that opened in spring 2012 - The Pooh Gallery. Enjoy a fun and vibrant space, filled with heartwarming memorabilia and a dedicated story time dean, highlighting Winnipeg’s role in the history of the loveable bear. The gallery also houses the largest collections of work by renowned Manitoba artists: Walter J. Phillips, Clarence Tillenius, and Ivan Eyre. Displays are rotated seasonally and tours are available.
Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
Combining artistic beauty with snow-kissed nature, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden offers a quiet retreat to view and enjoy the magnificent works of master sculptor, Dr. Leo Mol. A short walk from the Pavilion, the garden was created as a result of Dr. Mol’s generous gift of many of his wonderful bronze pieces and works of art to the community in which he lived.
A verdant, green paradise, featuring more that 8,000 flowers, plants and trees, the Conservatory offers an array of floral and tropical displays. With perfect weather guaranteed, it’s the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion or visit any time of year.
The Lyric Theatre
The Lyric Theatre will welcome you with its traditional summer entertainment. From spring to fall, the large outdoor stage offers free events and entertainment for every taste and age including Movies in the Park and the Summer Music Series.
As the snow melts and the flowers bloom, the Nature Playground will appeal to children of all ages who want to exercise their body and imagination! Located just west of the Assiniboine Park Pavilion and south of the Duck Pond, the Playground features uniquely designed play areas and structures inspired by the Park’s natural beauty. Explore the sand and water play area, slithering slides, a sky-high crow’s nest, willow tree tunnels, basket swings, a giant robin’s nest, rubber mountains, net bridges, and a Children’s Garden inspired by the classic childhood board game of Snakes and Ladders.
Imagine a Place
The Imagine a Place Capital Campaign is one of the largest fundraising campaigns in Manitoba’s history and is in the process of revitalizing the Park & Zoo. It is more than a simple facelift; the Park is in the midst of a massive redevelopment with projects that are big, bold, and world class! Read below to learn more about what's to come!
Journey to Churchill – Opening in 2014
Journey to Churchill will be a world-class, exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo that will give visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with Manitoba’s most famous animals. Scheduled to open in 2014, the signature exhibit includes the now open International Polar Bear Conservation Centre dedicated to research, conservation and education. Once complete, Journey to Churchill will feature a variety of spectacular elements geared to educate and inspire, including:
- the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre – NOW OPEN!
- Tundra Grill restaurant, Polar Playground and gift shop - NOW OPEN!
- the Aurora Borealis 360-degree theatre
- an underwater viewing area
A newly constructed Conservatory will be a signature piece of architecture for the city. It will be situated in the south east corner of the Park, near the Formal Gardens. It will house a world of plants that tell the story of how living ecosystems sustain our health and well-being and event space designed to accommodate up to 400 people. This new facility will be home to a permanent indoor butterfly garden and the new Babs Asper Floral Garden.
For exciting campaign news and events, please visit www.imagineaplace.ca
55 Pavilion Crescent
WINNIPEG, MB CANADA
Toll Free: 1-877-927-6006
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Rates (subject to change) Free admission
On-Site Amenities & Services Full wheelchair access
Service in English
Recreational Features Children's rides
Live animal display
Tour Information Self-guided tour
Tours upon request
Attraction Features Cultural
Certifications & Affiliations Star Attraction