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Assiniboine Park Zoo Named Best Summer Attraction 2012 by Where Winnipeg

Each summer, regional Where editors announce their picks for Canada’s Best New Summer Attractions.

Assiniboine Park Zoo has completed two new attractions as part of a $120 million expansion plan to be completed in 2014 with a state-of-the-art polar bear exhibit, Journey to Churchill. This year’s makeover phase actualized a South American tropical house of lush, jungle vegetation showcasing species such as Caiman crocodiles, a 2,000-square-foot enclosed butterfly garden with more than 700 winged creatures, a live-action birds-of-flight show, and an educational International Polar Bear Conservation Centre.

“Assiniboine Park Zoo is one of Winnipeg’s most extraordinary places, and has been an integral part of our urban life for decades. Many lasting memories have been formed while kids of all ages have discovered its magic. This makeover will attract people from all over the province and beyond, and keeps this family attraction a great reason to visit Winnipeg,” says Where Winnipeg publisher Laurie Hughes.

“The changes underway are going to transform the Assiniboine Park Zoo into a world-class attraction that  all Manitobans can be proud of,” said Margaret Redmond, President & CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. “We are thrilled that the community is enjoying the new additions so far and I can assure you this is just the beginning.”

 

Where Winnipeg’s 2012 Silver Plume Awards at Assiniboine Park Zoo

You are cordially invited to join Laurie Hughes, publisher of Where Winnipeg, on June 27, 2012, as she recognizes Assiniboine Park Zoo, with its recent additions of Toucan Ridge, Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden, the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre and Birds in Flight, as the 2012 Silver Plume Attraction of the Year, chosen annually by the regional editors of Where. The Silver Plume Award recognizes outstanding service in the local hotel and hospitality industry. (more…)