There are plenty of things to do in Winnipeg. With the city offering everything from ballet and symphony to unique boutiques, a Winnipeg guide can really help people find what they are looking for in this fascinating city.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is noted for the quality of its classical dance performances that include favorites such as the Nutcracker Suite, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra combines classical performances with more modern presentations to attract music aficionados who have a wide variety of tastes in music.

History buffs are well served with museums that celebrate everything from the city's history as a center of the fur trade to the contributions, history and travails of the Ukrainian diaspora in Winnipeg. The Manitoba Children's Museum is a perennial favorite for families with children, as it is full of interactive exhibits. The Manitoba Planetarium and Science Gallery is also a family favorite.

No guide to Winnipeg would be complete without mentioning its parks, especially Kildonan Park, a natural oasis in the heart of the city that also includes a theater as well as facilities for swimming, jogging and family barbecues.

Winnipeg deals await shoppers who visit the many factory outlets in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. These stores offer brand-name and designer merchandise at low prices, and end-of-the-season sales at large local malls such as Cityplace and Garden City Shopping Center also attract fashion-conscious shoppers who want to save money on their favorite designer clothes and home furnishings. Connoisseurs of unique and unusual accessories and clothes frequent the shops in Osborne Village, Academy and the Exchange District to find items that suit their eclectic tastes.

Winnipeg is a vibrant provincial capital that has plenty of options when it comes to leisure, culture and recreation.

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