Summer's not over yet!

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 by The Forks Market

Hello? Hot weather? Where did you go?!

Is it just us or has this September been a particularly speedy and harsh transition from those sunny summer days of July and August? Well, we’re not going down that easy!

There are plenty of summer-specific things on site that will continue running into the fall — and some new activities as well! — so you can soak up every last minute before that dreaded S-word starts turning Winnipeg into a winter wonderland yet again.

(Though, not to brag or anything, but we’re pretty good at making cold weather fun around here, too!)

Here’s a few suggestions of activities to check out while you still can!

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1. The patio

This year, we introduced Winnipeg to a brand new patio, the outdoor Common, and y'all have sat and sipped and snacked out there all summer long. It’s been a blast! The patio will remain open for a few more weeks, so there’s still time to grab a brew and a bite as we roll into fall. The patio will be open as long as the weather holds out! And on those chillier-but-still-too-nice-to-go-inside evenings, grab a blanket from the bar, courtesy of our pals over at Design Quarter Winnipeg to keep warm. 

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2. The trolley

The Domo Trolley — which runs a route from The Forks to Assiniboine Park and the Zoo and back a few times a day — is still in action and will continue to run on weekends only, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until Thanksgiving! The trolley is free to ride and is actually a great way to see the city and a few key stops in the park. Check out our blog post from earlier this summer to learn more about the route!

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3. The boat

The Splash Dash river tours are still sailing down the Red and Assiniboine and will continue until Thanksgiving weekend, though the hours are slightly reduced. You can catch a ride from noon until sunset any day of the week; a tour departs every 15 minutes. Don’t forget to bring warm clothes and a little bit of extra cash to tip your knowledgable captain who will give you a Cole’s Notes version of some Winnipeg history.

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4. The art

You can appreciate all of the art on site all year long, of course, but there will be some new additions coming up this fall as part of the wonderful Wall to Wall Mural & Culture Festival, which runs all of September and culminates with Culture Days/Nuit Blanche. Keep your eyes peeled on our socials to see some of the new murals and to keep tabs on what we’ll be doing for Nuit Blanche on Sept. 28!

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5. The theatre

Manitoba Theatre For Young People starts its 2019-2020 season in just a few weeks! Things kick off on Oct. 18 with Peter Pan, an award-winning adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale full of pirates, lost boys and a kid who never wants to grow up.


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