690 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L7
Phone: (204) 255-7100
Fax: (204) 255-7200
Named after a former President of the University of Winnipeg, the Duckworth Centre is a noted "multi-use athletic center" in Winnipeg. The center has a seating capacity of more than 2000 and boasts of having played host to maximum national and international sporting events in the city. Duckworth Centre has been a witness to multiple tennis as well as football matches apart from other sports. The place also doubles up as a seminar and a conference center that can be rented out for large meetings. For rental rates and more information, call ahead or check the website.
Swimming, biking and running in the same event means that only the hardy need to approach the Triathalon Manitoba. However, if you are ready for the Ironman or just starting out in a greatly abbreviated race, this company organizes all triathlons in or around the city. This organization also provides information of training and other necessary tips for those considering a triathlon. Lack of equipment or a need for an upgrade is no excuse not to participate, as this group also organizes buy and sell classified ads for the necessary paraphernalia. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Whether it is kayaking, canoing, hot air ballooning or rock climbing, Adventure Junkie Tours lets you pick your extreme poison. Creating adventure in picturesque areas of Manitoba and Western Ontario, the company works around your budget and time restrictions. It also allows travelers to get out of the city and see the natural beauty this country is known for. Times and prices are variable, so call for details.
Located on the Poseidon Bay, the Pan Am Pool is a state-of-the-art aquatic and swimming facility that features three pools, one of which is a kiddie pool. The two adult size pools stretch to about 23 meters (75 feet) in width. Created for the Pan American Games of 1967, the pool now functions as a venue for local and international aquatic events.
Located on the northern bank of the Assiniboine River, Bruce Park is a beautiful city park, accessible to everyone, all year round. Spread across 4.4 hectares (10.87 acres), this park gets its name from Peter Bruce, who was one of the early settlers in Winnipeg in the mid-19th Century. The park features a wading pool, play area, floral gardens, a long creek and walking paths. In 1936, a cenotaph was established in the park, dedicated to all those to gave their lives in the World War I.
Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a day out on these grounds. Windsor Park Golf Course is located within city limits, which means this space is easily accessible and there is not a lot of time invested in getting to and from the course. It is an 18-hole course, with fairly low course rating, catering to the mid to high handicappers. Reservations are recommended on weekends. A licensed restaurant can also be found on the grounds where golfers can talk about the good, the bad and the ugly parts of their game.
Head to Tuxedo Golf Course to experience the ultimate in golfing. Service is a strong point at this club, from the knowledgeable pro shop people to serving staff in the restaurant found in the newly built clubhouse. Players wanting to practice can use the remarkable driving range, work on touch shots in the short game facility or beat the odds on the enjoyable miniature golf course. The crown jewel of the facility is the par 70 course that challenges but does not frustrate the novice golfer. Check website for more details.
Situated at the bend of River Red, this beautiful park is spread over an area of 46 hectares (113.66 acres). With a duck pond, rock garden, fitness trails, BBQ pits, children's play area and boat launch this park is one of the many attractions in the neighboring area. The park is also a popular destination for events and weddings.
Fort Whyte Centre is a natural area for recreation and is a treat for avid birdwatchers. It is one of the most popular places to take the kids for a day of adventure and discovery. Located on 200 acres of pristine marshland, the center is seasonal home to more than 200 species of birds and innumerable species of bugs and other critters. The center can also be hired for private parties and events in the midst of natural glory. The Buffalo Stone Cafe is a wonderful place to chill after a day of great activity. Call or visit the website for details of the numerous programs and tours available.
Located to the west of Red River is the beautiful Kings Park. With a Japanese pagoda garden, two baseball diamonds, a soccer field and a dog park, this park remains to be a great attraction in the neighboring ares. The park has waterfowls and other wildlife, which make it a great spot for photography and leisure.
Maple Grove Rugby Park located on the Frobisher Road is a favorite jaunt of rugby players and sports enthusiasts. Apart from being a sporting venue, it also doubles up as events venue for festivals like Super Spike, concerts and other social gatherings. For detailed information and booking the space, check the website or call ahead.
Now operated as a non-profit organization by the Manitoba Jockey Club, the Downs thrive once again. Although live horse racing is only in summer, the simulcast broadcasts and warm hospitality keep players coming in droves. Sunday is Family Fun Day at the track, featuring pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts and face painting. Facilities include a Souvenir Center, two restaurants and 100 new VLT's for simulcast viewing. General admission is free to all; clubhouse admission is a reasonable fee though. The place also very frequently plays host to various conventions and trade shows.