5. Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is Canada’s oldest ballet company and the longest continuously running ballet company in North America. It’s also one of the premiere dance companies in the world. Fortunately, you can catch a show for free during the RWB’s long-running Ballet in the Park. Every summer since 1970, the company performs for a weekend in Winnipeg’s Assiboine Park. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and picnic baskets—the audience watches the show while seated on the grass.