A visit to Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba, is a trip through history. Located at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red River, you’ll find all sorts of things to do when you visit.
Start out your Winnipeg vacation with a visit to some of the city’s prime historical sites.
Stop by Union Station, built between 1908 and 1911, and marvel at the giant dome capping the stately building. Head to the St. Boniface neighbourhood and take in its varied architecture, from the shining Royal Canadian Mint – where much of Canada’s money is created – and the reconstruction of Fort Gibraltar, which features living history sessions in the summer. Where else can you say hello to a fur trader or homesteader from 1815?
Living history meets local history at the Manitoba Museum, where you can scramble around a replica sailing ship, see all the stars in the planetarium, and check out the interactive exhibits in the Science Gallery. Regardless of which sites you visit and how long you spend at each one, make sure you spend your nights at either a vintage hotel or a hotel located near local landmarks. In Winnipeg, old hotels have been completely refurbished, and provide all the modern amenities of life in a classic exterior. Order breakfast in bed through room service, and use the free Wi-F to plan out your trip to the Gabrielle Roy House, a museum dedicated to one of Canada’s finest authors.
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