The Forks, Winnipeg
Favorite thing: Find out what's going on by making a stop at Explore Manitoba. Staffed by local folks who can help point you in the right direction for whatever you would like to do while in the city or the province.
The Forks - an old warehouse complex, which they turned into a shopping and leisure place. It´s nice to sit outside in the summer and watch the dragonboat races on Assiniboine River. Or walk along the riverpath up to Osborne Village. Nice cafes and shops.
Fondest memory: The thing I miss the most is my family. And the friendlines of the people.
Not to forget, the bagels from 'Bagel Factory' on Pembina Hwy.
The first thing you need to do in Winnipeg is visit the Forks. Within a relatively short time, The Forks has become the major meeting place in Winnipeg, and that was the intention of the people who created it. The Forks is a redevelopment project set on 56 acres of riverside property behind the Via Rail Station, on Main Street and Broadway. The Forks is named for the forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers which merge at this point, and it is a park and recreation area with stores, markets, restaurants, bars and special sports and leisure, and cultural and historical events. The Forks is centred on various late 19th and early 20th Century warehouses, stables and factories that have been carefully restored. There is a boat dock, with various boat tours and river buses leaving from here.
Fondest memory: After traveling to Winnipeg many times I've grown to love and appreciate the city. The city can surprise you many times. No one expects a metropolis in the middle of the Canadian praries and no one expects the dozens of different culture groups from French to Ukranian to Vietnamese.