Free Things To Do In Winnipeg This Weekend January 12–14

Posted Every Tuesday before 7 PM starting next week


Tobogganing Spots in Winnipeg

The following City of Winnipeg managed toboggan hills and slides are open. Toboggan hills and slides can close without prior notice due to weather or operational changes.

Toboggan hills

Westview Park Open
1 Midland St
Map of sliding location

Winter Slides

Bunn’s Creek Park
365 McIvor Ave

Crescent Drive Park
781 Crescent Dr

Fraser’s Grove Park
85 Fraser’s Grove

Kings Park
198 Kings Dr

Learn to Winter @ The Forks
Date: Saturday and Sundays until February 25
Venue: 1 Forks Market Rd.

  • Skate, Ski, Snowshoe Lessons | Saturdays and Sundays, 12 PM – 4 PM
    • Skiing – 12 PM and 2 PM
    • Skating – 1 PM and 3 PM
    • Snowshoeing – 2 PMThese lessons are offered on a drop-in basis. Guests are invited to bring their own equipment. Skate rentals are available at Icelands Skate Rentals, in The Forks Market. Ski and snowshoe rentals can be arranged with the Winnipeg Trails Association.
  • Live Music by The Canopy | Sundays from 12 PM – 4 PM
    • Different performances will be showcased each Sunday. Check out our Event Calendar to see which musical acts you can expect to see each weekend.
  • Storytelling in the Teepee | Sundays from 12 PM – 4 PM
    • Join Elder Barbara Nepinak around the fire in the teepee for stories and drumming.
  •  Warming Hut Tours | Saturdays at 1 PM (start date later in January, stay tuned!)
    • These tours will give participants the opportunity to explore and learn more about the six new Warming Huts at The Forks, plus other fan favourites from previous winters. Check back for a registration link for these free tours!

Lohri Mela 2024
Date: January 14, 2024 | 4 PM – 10 PM
Venue: RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue

Lohri is a popular winter folk festival celebrated primarily in Northern India, especially in the Punjab region. It marks the end of the cold season and the beginning of longer and warmer days. It is also a time to express gratitude to the farmers and the Sun God for the bountiful crops.

There will be cultural performances, crafts and shopping, and food stalls.

Canada Life Free Sundays @ WAG
Date: January 14, 2024 | 11 AM – 5 PM
Venue: 300 Memorial Boulevard

On Free Sunday, discover the 185,000-square-foot cultural campus that is WAG-Qaumajuq, including the stunning Visible Vault showcasing thousands of carvings and much more.


Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame

Date: Open Tuesday to Friday
Time: 11 AM – 3 PM
Venue: 145 Pacific Ave., #100
Free Admission

Celebrate the history and achievements of sports in the province. It was established in 1980 and has inducted over 500 individuals and teams from various sports, such as hockey, curling, speed skating, basketball, and more. The museum features exhibits, artifacts, photographs, and stories that showcase Manitoba’s sport heritage and culture.

Free Admission to Winnipeg Police Museum

Date: Open Tuesday to Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Winnipeg Police Headquarters, 245 Smith Street
Free Admission

The Winnipeg Police Museum displays many artifacts related to the history of the Winnipeg Police Force, dating from its beginning in 1874.

Ladies Free Until 10 PM @ The Palomino Club

Date: Every Friday
Time: 9 PM
Venue: Palomino Club, 436 Main St

TGIF! It’s Ladies’ Night at the #PalominoClub! They also got Buns of Steel going down tonight. Don’t miss out!

Freely Skating Lessons For Adults
Date: Every Saturday, January 13 – February 24
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM*weather permitting
Venue: Central Park, 400 Cumberland Ave.

Registration required. Email [email protected]

Limited spots available. Helmets and skates provided. Dress warm, ski pants recommended

Free Admission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Date: Every Sunday
Venue: 85 Israel Asper Way

Free Sundays at the Museum is a great chance to get together and explore the exhibits, and browse through the Boutique.


Outdoor Ice Skating

The following outdoor rinks are now open:
Deer Lodge Community Club, 323 Bruce Avenue East
Greendell Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave.
Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Avenue
Lindenwoods Community Centre, 414 Lindenwood Drive West

Live Music at Silver Spike Saloon
Date: Every Friday and Saturday, 9 PM – 1 AM
Venue: 202 Bond St

No cover charge. Food + Drinks $$$

Winnipeg Run Club
Date: Saturdays, 8 AM
Venue: The Forks 1, Forks Market Road

We are a lululemon led community driven run crew. We meet weekly 8am on Saturday mornings at The Forks. Each week we set up 5km & 10km routes with over 20 community run leaders to support you along the way. The intention is everyone feels welcome and safe. It’s a great way to start your weekend, moving with others!

During our warmer months we meet under The Canopy at The Forks

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Date: January 13, 6:30 PM
Venue: Fionn McCool’s Winnipeg Regent, 1582 Regent Ave.

Please join the WPG Content Creators team on January 13th, 2024 for our New Year event!

Thank you to Fionn MacCool’s Crossroads for allowing us to use your space! Located at 1582 Regent Ave West in Winnipeg, join us for prizes, games, food and great company!
This event will be in-person between 6:30-9:30pm. It is completely free to come and hangout, and we look forward to seeing all our existing AND NEW members all together!

Parking Lot Puzzle Exchange 2024
Date: January 13, 2 PM – 2:15 PM
Venue: IKEA Parking Lot section A4 , 500 Sterling Lyon Pkwy

Please join us for a fun time exchanging puzzles and meeting other puzzlers!

A few things to keep in mind:
☆Bring a buddy so someone is at your vehicle and can point you out so they know who to exchange with ✔
☆Wear a name tag so other can find you and mark your name on your vehicle to ease the search✔
☆Mark any missing pieces on the puzzle boxes✔

Jeepney Corner Kick–off New Year’s Party
Date: January 13, 7 PM
Venue: 675 Jefferson Ave.

RSVP Required

Let’s have an Amazing Kick-Off Party with Live Music and Food for our plus….And Check out our “Mobile Bartender”, who will be serving Scrumptious Cocktails. 🥂.
*Jeepney Corner will be making a generous donation to the “House of Bethlehem Orphanage” based in Bulacan, Philippines.
Any amount of donation will be highly appreciated.

*Seats are limited*
*RsVp Required*
Open Table Hours.
11:00-12:00 Am
12:00-1:00 Am
**Closing at 2am**
John Zee-Restaurant Manager
To make your reservation or Dm us directly on our Facebook page .

Walking Club Winter Edition 
Date: January 14, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Venue: Kildonan Park, 2015 Main St.

If the temperature hits -30 with wind chill the walk will be cancelled so please check before heading out.
This event will be with my women’s group on Meet Up – F is for Female Friendships

Festival of Carols Фестиваль колядок
Date: January 14, 2 PM
Venue: St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Ave.

Originating in the 1960s, the Festival of Carols has already become a beloved and long-awaited community event.
Oseredok is proud to continue the beautiful Ukrainian Christmas tradition of singing koliadky (carols) and schedrivky (New Year’s songs) this holiday season as well. We unite choirs from across Winnipeg, sharing this cherished custom with the public and bringing the community together for this special performance.
The event starts at 2 p.m. and is presented at no cost, although donations are graciously accepted.


Stay healthy and have fun by taking a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

Effective January 7 – March 23, 2024 

*Schedules are subject to change without prior notice*

Taka a free swim at City of Winnipeg operated indoor pools.

  • Free Swim: designated time for safe activities for everyone; no admission fees apply;
  • Loonie / Toonie Swim: designated time for safe activities for all people that meet admission requirements, admission fee for under 18 years is $ 1.00; admission fee for 18 years and over is $2.00;
  • Youth Swim: designated time for safe activities for swimmers 9 – 19 years of age.
  • Family Swim: designated time for safe activities for families, adults must be accompanied by children and children must be accompanied by adults;

Bonivital Pool – 1215 Archibald Street


Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex 999 Sargent Avenue

FREE SWIM Sat 2:30 PM – 6 PM
FREE TEEN SWIM Sat 6:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Eldon Ross 25 1887 Pacific Avenue West

Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Elmwood Kildonans Pool 909 Concordia Avenue

Free Youth Swim & Waterslide 9-19 years Fri 7 PM – 9 PM
Free Public Swim Sat 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool 381 Sherbrook Street

Free Swim Fri 2 PM – 5 PM
Free Swim Fri 3 PM – 5 PM
Loonie/Toonie Swim Sat 5 PM – 7 PM

Margaret Grant Pool 685 Dalhousie Drive

Free Swim Fri 8:30 AM – 9:25 AM
Free Teen Swim Fri 7:30 PM – 9 PMif

Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

Free Teen Swim Sat 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

St. James Civic Center 2055 Ness Ave

FREE SWIM Fri 7:30PM-9:30PM
FREE SWIM Sun 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Transcona Kinsmen Centennial 1101 Wabasha Street

Loonie/Toonie Fri 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Free Youth Swim Fri 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


City of Winnipeg public skating opportunities are available at 12 arenas in Winnipeg. All public skating activities are provided free of charge.

Times and dates are subject to change without notice at all locations.

Public Skating
Schedule – Winter 2024

Ab McDonald
2055 Ness Ave.
Saturday, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM | January 6 – March 16

294 Bertrand St.
Saturday, 2–3 pm | January 6 – March 16

Billy Mosienko
709 Keewatin St.
Sunday, 4–5 pm | January 7 – March 10

Eric Coy
535 Oakdale Dr.
Sunday, 2:15–3:15 pm | Jan 8–Mar 11

River East
1410 Rothesay St.
Friday, 5:45–6:45 pm | January 5 – March 15

Sam Southern
625 Osborne St.
Sunday, 3–4 pm | January 7 – March 3

Sargent Park
1111 Wall St.
Sunday, Noon–1 pm | January 7 – March 10

St. Vital Centennial
580 St. Anne’s Rd.
Sunday, 12:30–1:30 pm | January 7 – March 17

Terry Sawchuck
901 Kimberly St.
Saturday, 11:45 am–12:45 pm | January 6 – March 16

Transcona East End CC
517 Pandora Ave. E
Sunday, 1:30–2:30 pm | January 7 – March 17, cancelled January 21
Saturday, 6:30–7:30 pm | January 6 – March 16, cancelled January 20

Manitoba Sports Card and Collectibles Show
Date: January 13, 9 AM – 3 PM
Venue: 3584 Portage Ave.
Price: adults $2, kids under 12 free

Next Saturday 13 Jan Manitoba Sports Card and Collectibles Show. Something for everyone along with some new vendors hope to see you all there 9-3 3584 Portage Ave at the ANAVETS Hall

The Manitoba Electrical Museum

Date: Tuesday-Saturday
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: 680 Harrow St
Price: $5.00 per person, children 5 years & under free.

Cineplex Family Favourites
Date: January 13
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Venue: Scotiabank Theatre & Silver City St. Vital Cinemas

Featuring The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Enjoy classic family movies every Saturday morning for only $2.99 at Cineplex Family Favourites!

Every Saturday morning, Cineplex brings back your favourite family-friendly movies for only $2.99 per person. It’s the perfect way to start your weekend with the whole family.

Guided Snowshoe Experiences @ Birds Hill Provincial Park

Youth and Adult Snowshoe Adventures January 13, 10 AM – 1 PM
Registration Required

Child (ages 5-10) & Parent Events: January 13, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Registration Required

Venue: Birds Hill Provincial Park

A vehicle permit may be required Daily $9.50. For a family of two that would be $4.75 per person

Join a Park Interpreter as we explore a portion of Nimowin Trail and hunt for signs of winter wildlife in the snow. Discover what adaptations animals have to help them survive the winter season.

Children must be accompanied an adult. Child and adult size snowshoes available, or bring your own. Afterwards, enjoy hot chocolate around the bonfire.

Sunday Visits at Winnipeg Firefighters Museum

This event may be affected by the holiday season. Please call 204-942-4817 to check if it’s open.

Date: Sundays
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Venue: 56 Maple Street

They offer a glimpse of what fire fighting was like from the 1874 volunteer-era to the present day.