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Visit Winnipeg

Vacation in this four-season North American capital, gateway to a land of polar bears, spas and festivals.

Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, is known for its sophisticated city life and exciting natural surroundings. Build your Winnipeg visit around one of its many festivals and enjoy meeting the wildlife of the prairie region.

Bring the family to Journey to Churchill, where polar bears swim overhead in a fascinating Assiniboine Park and Zoo Arctic exhibit. Observe snowy owls, muskox, and wolves of the Hudson Bay wilderness area and learn about conservation, climate change and biodiversity.

Walk along the Red River, which winds through the city past public art and popular sights. Visit the Forks National Historic Site to understand the region’s 6,000 years of human history. Run, bike, skate or cross-country ski along the Red River Mutual Trail or take a boat tour of the city. Stop at The Forks Market for food, drinks and shopping.

Nearby, admire the astounding architecture of Antoine Predock’s design of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Take a tour to learn about human rights stories from around the world and climb to the Tower of Hope at the top of the structure for great city views.

Many of Winnipeg’s seasonal festivals focus on music. Enjoy summer events at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and the 2-week multicultural Folklorama. Escape to the Winnipeg Folk Festival, 4 days of music just outside the city.

In winter, see giant ice sculptures during the Great Ice Show and celebrate the past of French Canadian fur traders in the grand Festival du Voyageur, which lasts for 10 days in February. Winter is a great time to pamper yourself in the town’s spas, some featuring treatments inspired by indigenous traditions.

Explore the Manitoba Legislative Building and take a tour that explains its mysterious hieroglyphics, freemason symbols and codes. Find more history and mystery in the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection of Manitoba Museum, with more than 10,000 artifacts spanning 300 years of Canada’s past.

Fly to Winnipeg’s international airport or drive across the border from the U.S., just 90 minutes away.

Where to stay in Winnipeg

Downtown Winnipeg
Downtown Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Downtown Winnipeg

Known for Architecture, Museums, Ice Hockey

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Downtown Winnipeg is a destination visitors seek out for its ample dining options, fascinating museums and great live music. You might also want to check out attractions like Bell MTS Place or Canadian Museum for Human Rights while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Exchange District
Exchange District, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Exchange District

Known for Architecture, Dining, Live Music

5/5(1 review)

Exchange District is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Royal Manitoba Theater Centre or Centennial Concert Hall.

Fort Gary
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Fort Gary

Known for Universities, Running, Sports

4/5(1 review)

Fort Gary is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Celebrations Dinner Theatre or Investors Group Field.

Legislature
Legislature, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Legislature

If you're spending some time in Legislature, Golden Boy and Manitoba Legislative Building are top sights worth seeing.

Top hotels in Winnipeg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Viscount Gort Hotel
Viscount Gort Hotel
3 out of 5
1670 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB
£61
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

This family-friendly Winnipeg hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Speedworld Indoor Kart Track and Polo Park. University of Winnipeg and ...

3.8/5Good! (1,371 reviews)

"The location of the hotel is near my shopping needs and not far from working office, when I am in Winnipeg.."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2019

Viscount Gort Hotel
Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel
Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel
3 out of 5
1715 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB
£61
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Polo Park, Red River College and University of Winnipeg. Bell MTS Place and RBC Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,405 reviews)

"Great staff and convenient location. Keep up the great services!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019

Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel
The Fairmont Winnipeg
The Fairmont Winnipeg
4 out of 5
2 Lombard Pl, Winnipeg, MB
£65
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

Located in Exchange District, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Canwest Place, Bell MTS Place, and Canadian Museum for Human Rights. University ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,118 reviews)

"staff are always so pleasant, excellent customer service, great location, great rooms"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

The Fairmont Winnipeg

Popular things to do in Winnipeg

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
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Canadian Museum for Human Rights

4/5(2 reviews)

Study the exhibits at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a favourite museum in Winnipeg. Experience the area's entertainment choices and great live music.

Top activities in Winnipeg

Operation City Quest of Winnipeg, MB
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Operation City Quest of Winnipeg, MB

£8

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Winnipeg, MB
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Winnipeg, MB

£8

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Operation City Quest. This is where you will begin your scavenger hunt. (Please start outside) Make sure your phones are fully charged. Stop At: • Old Market Square, 314-63 Albert St, Winnipeg, Manitob

Reviews of Winnipeg

4.2

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Aug 2019

Veryu calm & peaceful area.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Jun 2019

People were very friendly.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

4 Apr 2019

It’s seems a very poor city, lots of beggars, with a lot of night time issues (was adviced not to go out after dark by several locals). However you can see where they are trying to spend money to turn the city around.

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