Fun FREE Activities for TEENS & TWEENS to do in Winnipeg

By Carmen Kaethler, Macaroni Kid Winnipeg February 27, 2019

Macaroni Kid Winnipeg's calendar lists activities for families with kids of all ages, but let's face it, the teens & tweens seem to get left out sometimes! Many parents have asked for ideas to keep their older kids entertained and educated too. This guide should help! Keep in mind, there may be many other events on the Macaroni Kid Calendar that your teen/tween may be interested in, so keep an eye there as well.

You can help by keeping this list growing! Please send me any activities that are designed for teens & tweens by either submitting your event HERE or emailing me at I will get them on the calendar as well list them here for easy reference.  As always, keep an eye on this guide as I will add events as I hear of them. Be sure to check with the event coordinator before you go as occasionally events get changed without my notification - the horror!

FREE THINGS for Teens & Tweens to do in Winnipeg

  • Explore The Forks during the winter the Red River Mutual Trial is open between January through March for you to grab a pair of skates and check out the creative and interesting warming huts along the trail. When the snow is gone, bmx bikers and skateboarders can enjoy The Plaza which is reported to be Canada's largest urban skate plaza & bowl complex. SK8 even offers free lessons in the summer to beginners.
  • Take a Walk/Hike along one of our favourite trails with in the city.
  • Go Swimming! The City of Winnipeg pools offer free swim times weekly and you can check our calendar for specific times
  • Get out to First Fridays in The Exchange where galleries, artists, shops & restaurants welcome you from 5pm to 9pm (or later).
  • Go to the Library. Our city libraries host a lot of free events monthly, many are specifically for teens and tweens which our listed in our calendar, as well as book clubs and study groups, all for FREE.
  • Try Geocaching (or playing pokemon that still a thing?!)
  • Check out one of our many unique Museums that have free admission! (guide to come!) including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on the first Wednesday of every month from 5pm to 9pm when admission is FREE!
  • Catch a movie under the stars during August (check our FREE Summer Outdoor Movies Guide)
  • Take a self-guided tour of the Legislative Building and learn the interesting history of this architectural gem (did you know how they got the bison statues inside with out scratching the floor? ice they cut from the river!!) 
  • Attend some of the amazing festivals the city hosts annually, including the Pride Festival at the Forks which is an outdoor festival with entertainment, food & love during June.
  • Drop in at Art City for one of their many weekly free programs including Film Photography, Ceramics and  Digital Art, Drawing Club, Ceramics, Digital Photography


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