About Assiniboine Park:
For over a century, Assiniboine Park has served Winnipeg as a hub of year-round activity, a joyful gathering place, and a natural oasis that allows visitors to reconnect with nature and each other.
The Park is home to popular attractions like the English Garden, The Pavilion, and the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. Winding trails, wide open green spaces, and breathtaking gardens encourage people to get outdoors and be active. Educational programs, free outdoor entertainment at the Lyric Theatre, public art galleries, unique event venues, and a great variety of events and activities provide amazing opportunities for learning, celebration and recreation.
With attractions that blend the best of physical activity, sight-seeing, dining and nature into one unforgettable experience, Assiniboine Park is the perfect place to relax and play in every season.
About Assiniboine Park Zoo:
Home to more than 180 animal species, the Assiniboine Park Zoo is a place for exploration and family fun in every season. Located in beautiful Assiniboine Park, the Zoo has been a favourite destination for families, tourists, school groups, and animal lovers for over a century.
Assiniboine Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums. As an accredited, modern zoological organization, Assiniboine Park Zoo focuses on meeting and exceeding the ever rising standards of animal care and welfare, safety, and veterinary programs and as well as demonstrating a commitment to education, conservation and research.
With over 80 acres to explore, the Zoo is open year-round with both indoor and outdoor exhibits, providing visitors with the opportunity to interact with animal species from all corners of the globe. Educational programs for adults and children, unique event venues, and special events and promotions combine to make the Zoo Winnipeg's premier outdoor attraction!
Park & Zoo Redevelopment:
In 2009, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy unveiled a bold redevelopment plan that is breathing new life into Assiniboine Park and Zoo.
The redevelopment will be completed in several phases. The first phase focused on renewal in the heart of the Park. The second phase involves the ongoing revitalization of Assiniboine Park Zoo, highlighted by the opening of the Journey to Churchill exhibit. In the final major phase of the redevelopment, the focus has shifted from the animal kingdom to the life-sustaining world of plants with an iconic new horticultural attraction, The Leaf - Canada’s Diversity Gardens.
With the support of the private and public sectors, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy has added tremendous value to the Park. By building innovative facilities and exhibits such as the Qualico Family Centre and the Zoo’s Journey to Churchill exhibit, instituting operational disciplines, and developing creative and informative programming, the Park continues to gain a reputation as a world-class destination.