Places to Visit in Winnipeg, Canada, America

Places to Visit in Winnipeg, Canada, America

Winnipeg is the capital and the largest city of Manitoba in Canada geographically located at 49°53′58″N 97°08′21″W, is the 7th largest municipality in Canada with population of about 730,305. The economy of Winnipeg is centered on finance, food production, and retail and tourism sectors. The major landmarks in Winnipeg are Royal Canadian Mint, MTS Centre, Winnipeg City Hall and St. Boniface General Hospital.


Geography of Winnipeg:

Winnipeg is situated at the convergence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers at an elevation of 238 meters. Winnipeg metropolitan is spread over an area of 5,302.98 sq. km.


History of Winnipeg:

Winnipeg derives its name from the Cree word wi-nipe-k means ‘muddy waters’. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Aboriginal people used Winnipeg as a trading centre. French traders constructed the first fort of Winnipeg in 1738. This region was incorporated as a city in 1873 with name Winnipeg.


How to reach Winnipeg?

Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is placed 9 km from the city centre in the west end of the city. It is well served by WestJet, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines to Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Chicago and many other major cities.

Winnipeg Shuttle Service operates 24 hours transport services on all the days of week from door of the home to airport, bus station, railway station and any corner of the city. Advance booking is available. Bus and train are other mode of transportation vehicles.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Winnipeg:

Some festivals held in Winnipeg include Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Le Festival du Voyageur and Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Winnipeg is home to all the type shops including traditional handicraft products’ and the prominent shopping centers are Garden City Shopping Centre and Kildonan Place Shopping Centre.

Winnipeg-style cream cheese and Russian mints are very famous in Winnipeg and also Winnipeg houses plenty of budget, mid range and luxury restaurants all around.


Things to do in Winnipeg:

  • Exchange District Walking Tours
  • Haunted Winnipeg Bus Tours
  • Old St. Boniface Walking Tours
  • Paddlewheel River Boats
  • Fun Mountain Water Slide Park
  • Tinkertown Family Fun Park


Places to see in Winnipeg:

Manitoba Museum:

Manitoba Museum spans an area of 68,000 sq. ft. with nine galleries related to the rich culture and history of Manitoba. During the summer months- 10AM-5PM and winter months- 10AM-4PM. Entrance fee is from $5-$8 depending on person age.


Birds Hill Provincial Park:

Birds Hill Provincial Park is a beautiful park with amazing features and specialties. It is home to oak, lake, aspen forests, waterfowl and wildlife including deer and songbirds. There is Winnipeg Folk Festival to be held in the month of July annually.


Winnipeg Art Gallery:

Winnipeg Art Gallery is the oldest art gallery in Western Canada, with great collection of artifacts from Manitoba, Canada, and worldwide and the structure of the building will be a big treat to the eyes of visitors. Entrance fee is $10 for adults.


Other places of interest in Winnipeg include:

  • The Forks
  • The Aboriginal Centre
  • The Royal Canadian Mint
  • The Exchange District National Historic Site[
  • Boniface Cathedral
  • Gallery Lacosse
  • Graffiti Gallery
  • Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Manitoba Children’s Museum
  • Manitoba Electrical Museum
  • Costume Museum of Canada
  • Airforce Heritage Museum and Air Park
  • Fire Fighters Museum of Winnipeg
  • Assiniboine Park Zoo
  • Kildonan Park


Best time to visit Winnipeg:

Probably the months of summer season are the best to travel Winnipeg while the weather is very pleasant and many cultural events are organized.


Accommodation Options in Winnipeg:

Winnipeg is a historical city well known for its culture and hospitality housing abundance of accommodation centers to serve tourists who come from the different regions of the globe. List of best hotels in Winnipeg include:

  • Inn at the Forks
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Pembina Inn & Suites
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton
  • Mariaggi’s Theme Suites Hotel
  • Super 8
  • MainStay Suites
  • The Fairmont
  • Four Points by Sheraton
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Quality Inn & Suites
  • Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel
  • Holiday Inn
  • Econo Lodge
  • Ramada Winnipeg Hotel
  • Norwood Hotel
  • Humphry Inn & Suites
  • Hilton Winnipeg
  • Fort Garry Hotel
  • Victoria Inn

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