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Winnipeg Holidays

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Book any of our Winnipeg holidays and see this vibrant, bustling capital in Manitoba for yourself. it's a big city that has found its home in nature’s playground. As one of Canada’s most culturally diverse cities, the international ambience will welcome you with open arms and you will discover new activities at every turn.

History lives on in Winnipeg with a variety of museums that will suit any taste. From the Winnipeg Art Gallery to the world-famous Royal Canadian Mint – the producers of 55 million coins for over 75 countries – there is always something new to discover. Explore Winnipeg’s past, present and future by walking around its thriving neighbourhoods. The cultural scene in Winnipeg is thriving and you will find world-class entertainment on every street corner.

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Travel Guide

Things to do in Winnipeg

1. The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Located in Assiniboine Park, this landscaped garden is the perfect place to spend a leisurely morning in Winnipeg.  Take some time to wander through the statues and fountains, smelling the roses and taking in the picturesque scenery surrounding you. The park is also home to a zoo, and so can provide the perfect family day out.

2. Visit The Forks Market

Located at the junction of two mighty rivers, The Forks Market provides a unique shopping experience that is sure to delight visitors. You will find everything here from a fresh food emporium packed with the highest quality produce, to stalls featuring wares from 300 of Canada’s best artisans.  The vendors are constantly changing, meaning no two days are ever the same.

3. Winnipeg Children’s Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, this museum will provide endless fun for all ages. Every gallery and exhibit is interactive and hands-on, so make sure you arrive ready to get stuck in! Key attractions include the Illusion Tunnel, Splash Lab and Tumble Zone, all of which provide an entertaining learning experience.

4. The Canadian Museum of Human Rights

This inspiring museum is the first of its kind that illustrates the past, present and future of human rights around the world. The exhibits are interactive and immersive first-hand accounts that will inspire you to make a difference long after you leave.

5. Lumberjax 

One of Winnipeg’s most unique activities, Lumberjax is home to one of the most popular indoor recreational activities today; axe throwing! Perfect for a day out with a difference, here you will learn some necessary axe throwing skills before battling it out against your friends and family to see who will become champion.

6. Assisniboine Park Zoo

Home to nearly 200 animal species the Assiniboine Park Zoo is a fantastic family day out. Just a few minutes from downtown Winnipeg in Assiniboine Park, the Zoo has been a “must do attraction for families, tourists while visiting Winnipeg. Within Assiniboine park Zoo’s 80 Acres you will find both indoor and outdoor exhibits where visitors can interact with animals from all around the world.

Places to eat in Winnipeg

1. VJ’s Drive Inn

VJ’s is a good old-fashioned diner-style eatery – the lack of indoor seating means all food is prepared as take out – and is one of the most beloved restaurants in Winnipeg. They are particularly famous for their large portions of delicious burgers and fries – it is no wonder visitors and locals alike keep going back for more.

2. Stella’s

Stella’s is a famous chain of restaurants in Winnipeg, known for having the best breakfast in the city. The menu is mouth-watering and is full of vegetarian options. All their food is homemade and served with a smile – we suggest you try the smoked salmon breakfast or the maple caramel french toast.

3. Deer + Almond

If you would like to indulge in some high-end cuisine during your stay in Winnipeg, head to Deer + Almond in the heart of The Exchange. Famous for its warm hospitality and homestyle cooking, customers are encouraged to share food with their loved ones. Give it a try – the rave reviews speak for themselves.

4. InFerno’s

InFerno’s Bistro is one of the most renowned restaurants in Winnipeg, serving first-class good for over 30 years. The French-inspired cuisine is reasonably priced despite the use of only the finest ingredients. If you happen to be visiting the restaurant on a Tuesday, make sure you order from the Mussel Menu.

5. Better than Baba’s

One of Winnipeg’s most beloved food trucks, Better than Baba’s is the purveyor of authentic Ukrainian food in the city. Made using only the best local ingredients, if you love perogies then this is the stop for you. There are so many variations and toppings that you will be spoiled for choice!

Top tips when visiting Winnipeg

1. Check out the Blue Bombers

Before you go, check and see if the Winnipeg Blue Bomber’s – the city’s resident football team – have got any games coming up. Booking in advance means you can get the best seats in the house and the best prices.

2. Royal Winnipeg Ballet

If you love all things dance, watching a performance by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is an absolute must. As one of the world’s most prestigious ballets, it is the home of the famous Mikhail Baryshnikov. Tickets can be expensive but the quality of the performances make it worth every penny.

3. Visit Winnipeg in Winter

Arguably, Winnipeg really shines in the colder months and the locals embrace the winter season. There are a number of different winter festivals you can attend, and if you’re a foodie there is an incredible pop up restaurant called Raw Almond where you can indulge all your senses.

4. Canoe on the Red River

One of the best ways to experience Winnipeg is definitely on the water – get your adrenaline rush as you canoe or kayak through the lush scenery. If you would prefer to see the river at a slower pace, why not walk take a picnic and walk along the banks?

5. Sample some Pickerel

The most common fish in Winnipeg, you must try this delicacy during your trip. Normally pan-friend, pickerel is a white fish with a delicate taste. You can even try and catch one yourself!

No matter what time of year you decide to venture to Winnipeg, there will always be something to entertain. Festivals are a year-round occurrence and cover an eclectic range of tastes, from jazz to folk music, foodie festivals to theatre. The list is endless, so make sure you check in advance to plan your trip around first-class entertainment.

As a gateway to the Canadian Prairies, Winnipeg is a hub for all adventurers seeking their next adrenaline rush. Venture outside the city limits and you will be met with thousands of lakes, rivers and lush forestry. From canoeing on the Red River to tobogganing in Arctic Glacier Winter Park, there is something for everyone. Why not experience the unforgettable and zipline above a huge corn maze or get scared inside a haunted forest? In Winnipeg, everything you are dreaming of – and more – is possible.

It is time for you to book your holiday to Winnipeg. Plan your trip with the Canada Travel Specialists and enjoy your own personal advisor, plus our low deposits and flexible holiday payment plans. We will be delighted to tailor-make a Canada itinerary to Winnipeg that suits your exact requirements.

Get in touch today and get set to discover Winnipeg and the best of the rest of Manitoba. With direct flights, hotels and car hire, we'll cover it all, so just give us a call.