Day One: Even after months of winter, the snow is still white and crisp and perfectly attached to the buildings and plowed and shoveled and blown into piles along the road. Check into the Fairmont Winnipeg and head to the Manitoba Museum for dinner. Check out the hands-on exhibits, and tour the NonSuch replica, the ship responsible for the founding of the Hudson Bay Company.
Day Two: Meet downstairs for a continental breakfast, and then head out into town to tour the Royal Winnipeg Ballet where you can observe the students learning to dance, and see the costume department. For lunch, take groups to The Current Restaurant at the Inn at the Forks, then head to the Manitoba Legislative Building for "The Hermetic Code Tour." The architect of the building, Frank Worthington Simon, set out to tell a story with the structure's design. For dinner, eat at La Garage Cafe.
Day Three: Start the final day off right, with a bone-warming, hearty breakfast of pancakes, fried ham and coffee. Board your motor coach to cross the river and take a tour of the St. Boniface area. Don't forget to swing through the St. Boniface Museum where the oldest building in the city–The Gray Nuns' convent–is housed.
For lunch, hit up the Maison du Bourgeois, a hands-on group culinary experience. Each place setting features a selection of wine and cheese. Your groups will sample various combinations of wine and cheese to create different flavors. Try creating your own vinaigrette for the salad course followed by the duck course.
Head back to the hotel before departing to warm up and pack.
Read more about Winnipeg and the Festival du Voyageur in February.