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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.

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
CA $87
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

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! (1,380 reviews)

"Excellent help from the front desk manager. She went all out to help me resolve an issue that was my own fault."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 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
CA $89
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25

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! (1,411 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2019

Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel
The Fairmont Winnipeg
The Fairmont Winnipeg
4 out of 5
2 Lombard Pl, Winnipeg, MB
CA $110
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15

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 Dec. 6, 2019

The Fairmont Winnipeg

Top activities in Winnipeg

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

CA $13

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

CA $13

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

Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Winnipeg, MB
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Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Winnipeg, MB

CA $3

Itinerary Holly Jolly Hunt is a scavenger hunt that is played using an app on your smartphone, that brings your entire family and friends together for holiday cheer. During the adventure you’ll be seeking out all the traditional, and even the non-traditional holiday items we all see this time of year around the city.

Reviews of Winnipeg

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 54.57615670381628%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 18.33839918946302%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.8912529550827424%
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1 - Terrible 0.8780817291455589%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 9, 2019

Seems like a friendly town. Only spent a couple of days.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 9, 2019

Have visited Wpg for the last 50some years,enjoyed most of the visits. This was the first time we had indoor parking and the first time our vehicle was broken into and cleaned out, including the vehicle registration. And all this for a charge of 18.9

5/5 - Excellent

Traveler

Dec 9, 2019

If you stay at the Viscount Gort Hotel you are in walking distance to many Restaurants such as Red Lobster, The Olive Garden and more. The Polo Park Shopping Mall and The Scotiabank Movie Theater are also in walking distance. :)

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 8, 2019

Winnipeg is fine Visit because family lives here

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 8, 2019

Was a strictly buisness trip this time and the weather also precluded any thing else after the meetings

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 6, 2019

Small enough to be friendly and big enough to have so much choices of places to eat

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