Fort Whyte Alive is located 10 minutes from Grand Pacific Gardens and the area was dubbed “Fort Whyte” after a top Canadian Pacific Railway official who battled to take control of the site from a rival railway. For over 50 years the area was used for clay to produce for cement production. Today the site is over 660 acres and focuses on wildlife conservation and environmental education.
The University of Manitoba is western Canada’s first university and Manitoba’s only research-intensive university. It was established in 1877 and is the home of over 31,000 students yearly with 22% being International students. There are well over 180,000 alumni living in 139 countries. The University also has over 9000 staff. Located 8 minutes from Grand Pacific Gardens.
The Outlook Collection Winnipeg is Manitoba’s first pure outlet shopping destination, offering more than 570,000 sq ft of shopping, featuring over 100 popular outlet brands. This refreshing new outlet concept combines brand-name fashion and lifestyle retailers, all at outlet prices you can’t resist. The mall features warm natural finishes, innovative day-lighting strategies and bold graphic patterning and materials to create a unique and exciting shopping and dining experience. Located 14 minutes away from Grand Pacific Gardens.
IG Field is the spectacular home of the 2 time defending Grey Cup champions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, located on the campus of the University of Manitoba at the corner of Chancellor Matheson Road and University Crescent.
The fully accessible facility holds 33,500 fans, with the ability to increase to approximately 40,000 for major events including Grey Cup and other international events or concerts. It is the largest canopied structure in Canada with eight acres of roof standing approximately 200 feet in the air. It is also the home of the Winnipeg Valour FC and the University of Manitoba Bisons Football Club. Located 10 minutes from Grand Pacific Gardens.