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Winnipeg offers a wide variety of sport facilities – swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, skating arenas and hockey rinks, tennis courts and weight rooms. Winnipeg parks have beautiful trails and pathways as well as off-leash dog areas.

Manitoba’s capital enjoys a substantial cultural life. There are many art galleries and performing arts venues in Winnipeg.  The largest gallery in Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery, which has the biggest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world, features every year touring exhibitions from all over the world. Centennial Concert Hall is the primary concert venue of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Over 250 theatre performances are given yearly at the Manitoba Theatre Centre.

The city hosts Folklorama, the largest and longest-running multicultural festival in the world. Each year in August different countries are presented at 40 to 45 pavilions, and approximately 3,000 entertainers perform at more than 1,500 shows.