Winnipeg Travel Guide

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Winnipeg Highlights

  • Pro
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    mapakettle says…

     Good people, and lots of good restaurants. 

  • Con
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     Mosquitos in summer & cold winter! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Urban life style located less than 45 minutes from the bush! 

Winnipeg Things to Do

  • The Forks

    It is located in the heart of Winnipeg not far from city center where the mighty river of Assiniboine and Red meets.It is a National Historical Site of Canada and one among the famous in Manitoba because of its historical significance which dated back 6000 years ago, from the fur trade, the railroad development in the prairies, the immigration...

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  • Downtown Winnipeg

    The Manitoba Legislature was completed in 1920. The building style is neo-classical, incorporating Greek, Roman and Egyptian motifs and elements. (Yes Egyptian! See if you can find the pair of sphinxes that guard the north entrance.) The building was designed by Frank Worthington Simon of Liverpool, England. The building is in the shape of a...

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  • The Manitoba Museum

    It is the largest museum in Winnipeg that focuses on human and natural heritage. It has a dome structure that seats beside the concert hall. What you can see inside are collection of treasures from around the world. There are collections about both human and natural history. There's also a gallery of the ancient sea and a 17th century ship that you...

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Winnipeg Restaurants

  • Osborne Village

    The place is small they have a small second floor too but they serve the best Sushi in town. You won't think about the space if you taste their sushi coupled with the cozy atmosphere. They have good variety and we never disappointed. One could tell the ingredients where fresh and I liked the presentation as well. It's busy that time but we got a...

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  • At the Forks

    This is a real happening place. I don't talk that way, but that is a description given by many. Lots of fun, great food, great ambience, great beer. All meats are cooked the old Deep South way, in a smoker for hours and hours, so the meat literally falls off the bone. Great smoked flavour, tender, juicy.

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  • Corydon Ave - Little Italy

    Do not be deceived by this restaurant’s small store front. Though the interior is small it packs a large punch. The cozy atmosphere is detailed to perfection creating a wonderful and authentic Italian flavor. The food served is a fantastic blend of traditional Italian dishes and several more original takes on regional Italian and Manitoban food. In...

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Winnipeg Nightlife

  • Night Clubbing

    A nice spot in Osborne village to party and dance the night away. It attracts mostly the younger crowds but this night spot is for all ages. There is live band playing popular dance music, a bar, billiard tables. It has a big space that can accommodate big crowd of party people. Party here is very intense and full of energy. Music here is popular...

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  • Dance.. dance.. dance

    A nice spot in Osborne village to party and dance the night away.It attracts mostly the younger crowds but this night spot is for all ages. There is live band playing popular dance music, a bar, billiard tables. It has a big space that can accommodate big crowd of party people.Party here is very intense and full of energy. Music here is popular...

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  • watch sports

    This is more like a sports bar where you can have a nice dinner and drink with your friends.It has other branches in Winnipeg and I tried the one in Grant avenue near the Grant shopping centre. The place is cozy with a good crowd and favorable ambiance. It looks classy and a bit expensive though.My favorite is the variety of their chicken wings...

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Winnipeg Transportation

  • Getting to Winnipeg

    If you plan to arrive by plane, Winnipeg is rarely a direct flight and your choice of carriers is limited. Air Canada is the dominant carrier in Canada and has the most International connections. If you are coming from another city in Canada, don't forget about WestJet. Also NorthWest Airlines and United Airlines provide service to Winnipeg. If...

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  • Getting To Winnipeg and Around Winnipeg

    Winnipeg International Airport serves the great city of Winnipeg with flights to most of Canada, the US, and the Carribbean. I don't believe they have any international flights, like they used to. :( If you need to get around in Winnipeg, your best bet would be to rent a car, as the city is quite spread out, and our downtown (at the present)...

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  • Be careful driving from North Dakota in...

    Having just returned from Malaysia and having been to North Dakota, I am happy to add my bit to this query.I hope you realize how cold it can be in North Dakota in the period you mentioned and that there may be snow storms and blizzards and that you have to be especially prepared if you are driving on the main roads (dont dare drive on smaller...

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Winnipeg Shopping

  • Mall Shopping

    Malls are not big unlike in the Philippines that is why at first I am not really into shopping the first time I arrived here. But now I am getting used to it. Kildonan Place is the nearest mall to our place. What I like about Kildonan place is that there are many other shop, stores and restaurants around the area like Sports check, wallmart,...

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  • Liquor Mart

    A liquor store for alcohol lovers. They offer variety of both local and imported alcoholic beverages. It can be found in many areas in Winnipeg like the one near Kildonan Place.

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  • Kildonan Place

    Malls are not big unlike in the Philippines that is why at first I am not really into shopping the first time I arrived here. But now I am getting used to it.Kildonan Place is the nearest mall to our place. What I like about Kildonan place is that there are many other shop, stores and restaurants around the area like Sports check, wallmart,...

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Winnipeg Local Customs

  • Winnipeg Festivals

    Winnipeg is a cultural mosaic. There are people here from every part of the world. For the first two weeks of August each year, there is a two week long festival (called Folklorama) where 40 different nationalities present their cultures. The two weeks are different because the pavilions change. In the first week, 20 different communities have...

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  • General city Information

    The legal drinking age in the province of Manitoba is 18 years. If you look 20ish, you will be asked for ID when buying alcohol or entering a pub. It is illegal to drink alcohol in public other than in a licensed premise. You are allowed to drink in private. In your private residence, hotel room or camping spot, etc. Regarding drinking and...

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  • Winnie the Pooh

    Did you know that the Winnie in Winnie the Pooh is short for Winnipeg? The city bought the orginal painting of Winnie, and he will be part of a new Pooh museum in Winnipeg (I kid you not!). PS According to our paper, The Winnie painting is on a year long tour in the far east. Supposedly he is quite adored in Japan, etc.

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Winnipeg Warnings and Dangers

  • Mosquitoes

    As a native Winnipegger of 41 years I had to respond to "Asthewindblows" Mosquitoes ARE a HUGE problem EVERY year.Except for 2 years ago that had a milder than normal mosquitoe infestation. The ONLY reason that mosquitoes are not a problem the other six months of the year is that Winnipeg is under 3 feet of snow and frozen solid the rest of the...

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  • Winters

    It can get extremely cold in Winnipeg. When this happens, advisories are issued to avoid outdoor activities if possible. Dress warmly in the winter, especially if you are going to be outside for long periods of time. I have never experienced cold like this before and it's no joke - bundle up! If you will be in Winnipeg for some time, I highly...

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  • Winnipeg drivers

    There have been comments regarding the lack of ability of winnipeg drivers. Definitley NOT the worst drivers! you can actually boogie along quite well if you pay attention (which is what you're supposed to do when driving!) Winnipeg is a huge city of 700,000+ people, so if you're a chronic "sunday driver", getting around can be tricky, yes, but...

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Winnipeg Tourist Traps

  • River boat tours

    River boat tours are a bit of a tourist trap. I guess you do see Winnipeg from a different perspective. The quality on the dinner tours was only adequate. The later tours (those that start at 10pm or so) are better for partying. (pic from Paddlewheel website) Web site: http://www.paddlewheelcruises.com

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  • Winter Starts in October in Winnipeg!

    Weather gets cold starting in October -- maybe earlier.In October 2003, I visited Winnipeg for the first time, and my last day there was so much snow that my shuttle van had a tough time getting to the airport.So - beware - Winter starts early here! Bring ice treads for shoes, balaklava for your head, parka with fur ruff, windstopping warm gloves,...

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  • You Don't Need a Taste of Manitoba!

    The Taste of Manitoba is just like one big buffet, except you have to stand in multiple lines and pay high prices for each food item you choose. Sneak in snacks in your pockets. There's a sign outside that says not to, but if they're small enough to conceal, you won't have to spend as much inside! Go to a restaurant you'll only find in Winnipeg...

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Winnipeg What to Pack

  • Cold in Winter - Mosquitoes in Summer

    We all know that traveling with small children can be tricky. If you want to avoid bringing everything with you that your baby or toddler might need when they are away from home, consider renting baby gear. Baby equipment rental companies are available across Canada, the US and even into Europe and beyond. Many, like Parentals in Winnipeg, rent car...

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  • Traveling with small children?

    We all know that traveling with small children can be tricky. If you want to avoid bringing everything with you that your baby or toddler might need when they are away from home, consider renting baby gear. Baby equipment rental companies are available across Canada, the US and even into Europe and beyond. Many, like Parentals in Winnipeg, rent car...

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  • It's Pitch "Daylight" at 9PM at Night!

    What was such a life preserver was the NIGHT MASK...I know, I know...how prissy! But let me tell you that we visited in mid-July and we had a great dinner after which I snuck out for a cigarette break and it was clear and sunny out...that would not normally bother me however...it was 9 PM. Crazy!

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Winnipeg Off The Beaten Path

  • Rural Manitoba

    Approximately 45 minutes from downtown Winnipeg you will find Birds Hill Provincial Park. This is a multi-use park which Winnipeggers use as a day trip destination. We have hiked or skied most of the park's trails -- my favourite is the Cedar bog hike in winter. Besides the many trails (for hiking, skiing, bicycle riding, horseback riding, etc.),...

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  • Beaches

    What does Manitoba have that places like Alberta or Ontario don't? We have reasonably-priced cottages, camping and vacations spots galore - all within short distance from a beach. (Manitoba has 100,000 lakes). For instance, only 70 minutes from Winnipeg is Grand Beach. Soft sand, warm clean water (well warm in summer anyways), girls -- there are...

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  • Fishing and hunting

    Lockport is a small community north of Winnipeg about 40 minutes travel. It is also the site of ancient agricultural inhabitation and also considered one of the oldest known settlement in Canada . The dam and lock of Red river can be found in Lockport as well. This place frequented by people who loves fishing during summer because it is one of the...

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Winnipeg Sports & Outdoors

  • Spectator Sports

    There is quite the choice of spectator sports in Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers (Canadian football), the Moose (hockey, the AHL) and the Goldeyes (baseball, Northern League). It is too bad that the city lost the Winnipeg Jets NHL hockey team, but at the prices of the tickets, it was inevitable. What I don't understand is that we have lost a basketball...

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  • Winnipeg Goldeye Baseball Club

    The Goldeyes are our professional baseball team. They play in the Northern League. It is special because it is very affordable, and the fans, mascot (Goldie) and staff get behind the team, and cheer them to victory. You should bring a hat, sunscreen and a baseball glove because there are a ton of foul balls hit into the stands.

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  • Blue Bomber Football Club

    The Winnipeg Football Club was formed in 1880. In 2005, they celebrated their 75th anniversary. The Blue Bombers play in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Every November the best team in the West plays against the best team from the East in the Grey Cup. The Grey Cup was first awarded in 1909 and is slowly creaping up to being a 100 year-old...

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Winnipeg Favorites

  • General city Information

    I was very pleased that I didn't have to go through all the hassle of exchanging money. In most places in Winnipeg they accept American money, and since Canadian and American money were basically equal in worth, they didn't even price differently.

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  • Rural Manitoba

    Get outside the city and see the prairie. The fields stretch for as far as the eye can see. The best thing about Winnipeg is the time from May to September. The city is alive with events, the lakes are nearby and the snow is gone.

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  • Downtown Winnipeg

    Winnipegers take a lot of pride in the Golden Boy which sits on top of the Legisature Building at the corner of Osborne & Broadway. It was brought down this year because of having been weathered through the many years it sat on to of the Legislature. It took months to recondition him & to redo the gold covering. Finally in the fall of 2002, he was...

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