Winnipeg

Travel Guide
Winnipeg showing a bridge, a river or creek and a city
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

Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg
3 out of 5
1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3H0G3
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $119 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
CA $119
per night
Jan 4 - Jan 5
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Winnipeg. Enjoy free WiFi, free water park access, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Good stuff"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2022

Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg
Holiday Inn Winnipeg-Airport West, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Winnipeg-Airport West, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
2520 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3J3T6
The price is CA $133 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
CA $133
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Winnipeg. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Everything is great keep up the good work!"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Holiday Inn Winnipeg-Airport West, an IHG Hotel
Lakeview Signature, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lakeview Signature, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3 out of 5
1999 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3H1H5
The price is CA $140 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
CA $140
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Winnipeg. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"They did not offer a veterans discount"

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2022

Lakeview Signature, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cozy Private 1-bedroom Basement Suite with free parking
Cozy Private 1-bedroom Basement Suite with free parking
Winnipeg, MB
Stay at this vacation home in Winnipeg. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Trappist Monastery and FortWhyte Alive Center are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Best stay in Winnipeg
"It felt like staying at home. If I needed anything or had questions , she was quick to respond! The unit was clean, inviting, private and Safe! Great neighborhood with walking trails nearby! We can't wait to book again!"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2022

Cozy Private 1-bedroom Basement Suite with free parking
(1309) 2 bdr Luxury Suite | Downtown Wpg |311
(1309) 2 bdr Luxury Suite | Downtown Wpg |311
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Stay at this condo in Winnipeg. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and a balcony. Popular attractions Masonic Temple and Canada Life Centre are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great location
"Clean and well maintained"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2022

(1309) 2 bdr Luxury Suite | Downtown Wpg |311
Corporate Stays Stradbrook Apartments
Corporate Stays Stradbrook Apartments
3.5 out of 5
221 Stradbrook Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0J3
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Winnipeg. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Naval Museum of Manitoba and Upper Fort ...
Corporate Stays Stradbrook Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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