The Jewel of Manitoba

Effortlessly enchanting and understatedly sophisticated, Winnipeg should be on everyone’s Canadian bucket list and somehow, the capital city of Manitoba has managed to fly under the major tourism radar for years. Having said that, with the wealth of amazing restaurants, world-class attractions and designer boutiques that have cropped up in recent years, the city surely won’t be able to maintain its relatively low profile for long. From the inspired Winnipeg Art Gallery and quirky Manitoba Electrical Museum to local specialty shops and daring bistros reinventing Canadian cuisine, creativity seems the driving force behind Winnipeg’s culture. This makes for a city in perpetual motion – an especially impressive feat considering the city’s two-thousand-year-old history.

Winnipeg sits at the Assiniboine and Red River junction, which was once a trading post for First Nations people, and is now a hub for shopping, dining and outdoor festivals affectionately known as The Forks”. The Gateway to the West” has reinvented itself as a must-see destination offering a carefully curated roster of sights, eats and more all throughout the year. You’ll find there’s always something going on in Winnipeg, no matter when you visit, whether it be the fabled BBQ and Blues Festival, the thrilling Folklorama or the impressive winter spectacular known as Festival du Voyageur.

In short, this former Canadian Capital of Culture packs a punch like few other cities.

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