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Winnipeg holidays - Cultural, arty and picturesque
The capital of Manitoba is a lively hub of festivals, shops, restaurants and art, providing a vast contrast to the province’s rugged landscapes. Perfect for city lovers, the impressive architecture and wide range of attractions will be sure to thrill. Winnipeg is a popular stop off on a USA and Canada tour, bringing together two fantastic countries.
A vibrant city with a booming arts scene
Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, is a vibrant city offering a fantastic contrast to the outstanding natural beauty that fills the province.
As the geographical centre of Canada, many escorted tours come through Winnipeg at some point. Sitting close to the North Dakota and Minnesota borders, Winnipeg holidays enjoy good links to the US as well as being a destination in its own right.
Things to do in Winnipeg
The Exchange District is a colourful and cosmopolitan neighbourhood that boasts an extensive collection of turn-of-the-century architecture and is home to the city’s arts community. The Forks National Historic site dates back to the turn of the century and includes the Forks Market, where there is an array of shops and food vendors. Qaumajug (pronounced Kow-ma-yourk or How-ma-yourk) at the Winnipeg Art Gallery house the largeest colleciton of contemporary Inuit art in the world, with close to 14,000 pieces.
When to go to Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Canada sees average summer high temperatures of 25.8°C in July and winter lows of around -22.8°C.
- The Forks National Historic Site & The Forks Market
- Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park & Zoo
- Manitoba Museum
- Qaumajuq at the Winnipeg Art Gallery
- The Exchange District National Historic Site
- The Canadian Museum for Human Rights
- The Royal Canadian Mint
- FortWhyte Alive
- Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature