Located at the geographic centre of Canada and North America, Winnipeg is Manitoba’s vibrant capital city. Bordered on either side by Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, Manitoba is considered the gateway to Western Canada and the heart of the nation. The city has more than 6,000 years of history as a result of its significance as an indigenous meeting place. From the 17th to 19th centuries, the area flourished as the hub of Canada’s fur trade and then later again as a key site of early railroad development. With a population of more than 780,000 culturally diverse people, Winnipeg is a four-season destination with a cosmopolitan flair and warm, welcoming spirit.
Winnipeg is a city where arts and culture are celebrated on every corner, a city whose multiculturalism shines bright, a city with award-winning culinary creations and home to some of the country’s most exciting new attractions. Winnipeg offers the perfect blend of history, entertainment, recreation and relaxation. The city has always stood for the power of the people, from grassroots movements that changed the world to individuals who make a difference. Stroll boulevards marveling in relics of days-gone-by while taking in modern buildings that sparkle with innovation. Stories almost too good to be true wait at every turn.
Winnipeg is enjoying a renaissance with exciting new attractions that have recently opened including Thermëa, a Scandinavian-inspired spa; Canadian Museum for Human Rights; Journey to Churchill polar bear exhibit at Assiniboine Park, and Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park. National Geographic Traveler Magazine placed Winnipeg on its top 20 worldwide list of Best Trips 2016, and vogue.com just called Winnipeg “Vaguely Exotic, Totally Obscure, and an Absolute Must-Visit Destination.” Winter has also gained more prominence with RAW: almond’s pop-up restaurant on the frozen river.