Assiniboine Park Attractions

Assiniboine Park and Assiniboine Park Zoo are open year-round.

Click here for Park facilities hours.

Admission Rates

There are no admission fees for Assiniboine Park or the Pavilion Gallery Museum.

Visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo website for fee information.

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Qualico Family Centre & Park Café

Qualico Family Centre

Blending in with its natural surroundings, the Qualico Family Centre is a welcoming gathering place for Park visitors and is capable of hosting a variety of events, from Park programs for children, to corporate retreats, weddings, receptions, and other celebrations.

Complimentary WiFi is now available at the Qualico Family Centre and the Assiniboine Park Conservatory!

Canadas Loveliest Wedding Venues

The Qualico Family Centre has been selected by Weddingbells Magazine as one of Canada's 20 loveliest ceremony and reception locations. Visit our Plan Your Event section to learn more about the Qualico Family Centre and the wonderful menu options available for your special event or celebration.

The Park Café

The Park Café

The Qualico Family Centre is home to The Park Café. Executive Chef Heiko Duehrsen, formerly of The Gates on Roblin, has created family-friendly BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS that are both interesting and affordable.

The Park Café is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and does not accept reservations with the exception of the annual Brunch with Santa and Mother's Day Brunch, in which case reservations are recommended. The Park Café is closed on Remembrance Day & Christmas Day.

No Wait AppGET IN LINE FROM YOUR PHONE! Just download the No Wait app, choose the Park Café, and check in with our host upon arrival. Your table will be waiting!

Come for breakfast, lunch, or something sweet ...

Eggs Benedict
Egg Salad with Soup


Birthday Parties at the Qualico Family Centre

Birthday GirlConsider hosting your child’s next birthday party in the Acorn Activity Room at the beautiful new Qualico Family Centre. Parties are available for groups of 10 to 30 children. Packages include a dedicated party attendant, themed games and activities, food and beverages, and a goodie bag for the birthday child.

Learn more about Birthdays at the Qualico Family Centre…

Events & Celebrations

Qualico Family Centre banquet foodThe Qualico Family Centre’s meeting and banquet facilities – which include a 160-seat reception hall – boast state-of-the-art audio and video technology. Chef Heiko’s banquet menu features a tempting selection of savoury soups, delicious salads, sumptuous entrees, and delectable desserts.

Visit our Plan Your Event section and start planning your memorable event at the Qualico Family Centre today!

Acorn Activity Room

Children's WorkshopsAssiniboine Park offers a great variety of high quality programs for people of all ages and many of these classes and workshops are now held in the gorgeous Acorn Activity Room at the Qualico Family Centre. From Nature Tots for the toddler set to creative workshops for adults, there is something for everyone.

Click here to browse our current line-up of classes and workshops.

Imagine a Place

Qualico Family CentreThe opening of the Qualico Family Centre, named in recognition of a generous leadership gift from Brian and Ruth Hastings, marks the completion of the first phase of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy's capital redevelopment program, supported by the Imagine a Place Campaign.

Click here to learn how you can support the transformation of Assiniboine Park & Zoo.

Green Roof

Green Roof

The Qualico Family Centre is topped with a green roof planted with local grasses that offers an elevated extension of the surrounding forest.

This unique feature creates a true connection with the landscape and backdrop of Assiniboine Park, while creating unique energy efficiencies.

  • Additional insulative value, protection from solar gain in the summer, and heat loss in Winnipeg’s long extreme winters.
  • The mass of the soil and plant material and the integrated tray system work together to retain rainwater before slowly releasing whatever water the plants do not absorb back into the city system.
  • Green roofs help to mitigate the urban “heat island effect” by minimizing heat absorption at the roof surface, and effectively transpiring water back into the local environment.
  • The protective layer formed by the green roof medium also helps to protect the roof membrane and effectively extend its life


Memory StonesTake advantage of this unique opportunity to cement your name and message at the heart of Assiniboine Park! Mark a special occasion, anniversary, birthday or family addition by purchasing a MemoryStone that will become part of the plaza at the Qualico Family Centre. Your donation supports the Imagine a Place Campaign and the transformation of Assiniboine Park.

Click here to learn more about MemoryStones.

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