Winnipeg

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Vacation in this four-season North American capital, gateway to a land of polar bears, spas and festivals.

Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, is known for its sophisticated city life and exciting natural surroundings. Build your Winnipeg visit around one of its many festivals and enjoy meeting the wildlife of the prairie region.

Bring the family to Journey to Churchill, where polar bears swim overhead in a fascinating Assiniboine Park and Zoo Arctic exhibit. Observe snowy owls, muskox, and wolves of the Hudson Bay wilderness area and learn about conservation, climate change and biodiversity.

Walk along the Red River, which winds through the city past public art and popular sights. Visit the Forks National Historic Site to understand the region’s 6,000 years of human history. Run, bike, skate or cross-country ski along the Red River Mutual Trail or take a boat tour of the city. Stop at The Forks Market for food, drinks and shopping.

Nearby, admire the astounding architecture of Antoine Predock’s design of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Take a tour to learn about human rights stories from around the world and climb to the Tower of Hope at the top of the structure for great city views.

Many of Winnipeg’s seasonal festivals focus on music. Enjoy summer events at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and the 2-week multicultural Folklorama. Escape to the Winnipeg Folk Festival, 4 days of music just outside the city.

In winter, see giant ice sculptures during the Great Ice Show and celebrate the past of French Canadian fur traders in the grand Festival du Voyageur, which lasts for 10 days in February. Winter is a great time to pamper yourself in the town’s spas, some featuring treatments inspired by indigenous traditions.

Explore the Manitoba Legislative Building and take a tour that explains its mysterious hieroglyphics, freemason symbols and codes. Find more history and mystery in the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection of Manitoba Museum, with more than 10,000 artifacts spanning 300 years of Canada’s past.

Fly to Winnipeg’s international airport or drive across the border from the U.S., just 90 minutes away.

Where to stay in Winnipeg

Travelodge by Wyndham Winnipeg East
Travelodge by Wyndham Winnipeg East
2 out of 5
20 Alpine Ave, St Annes Road, Winnipeg, MB
The price is ¥7,362 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Royal Canadian Mint and within 6 mi (10 km) of Masonic Temple and Golden Boy. ...
4/5Very Good! (946 reviews)
"The accommodations were very roomy. I liked the layout in that there was a “nook” where the mini fridge and microwave were located,. But I did not like that the window looked out into the hallway instead of outside. Had to keep curtains closed for privacy."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Winnipeg East
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg
3 out of 5
1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB
The price is ¥10,021 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
This family-friendly Winnipeg hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kid City, Western Canada Aviation Museum, and Red River College. U-Puttz ...
4.1/5Very Good! (993 reviews)
"The shower"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg
Inn At The Forks
Inn At The Forks
3.5 out of 5
75 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, MB
The price is ¥14,791 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Downtown Winnipeg, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Forks National Historic Site and Canada Life Centre. Manitoba Children's Museum and Forks ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (546 reviews)
"Clean with very friendly staff. Toiletries were fantastic. Proximity to Forks is fantastic. Perhaps use this strength more in marketing"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Inn At The Forks
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Winnipeg Airport-Polo Park, MB
Homewood Suites by Hilton Winnipeg Airport-Polo Park, MB
3 out of 5
1295 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
The price is ¥16,961 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kid City and Polo Park. Canada Life Centre and University of Winnipeg are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (646 reviews)
"Didn’t like that there was security every inch of the building, felt like we were being judged. Extremely loud at night, thin walls."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Winnipeg Airport-Polo Park, MB
Fort Garry Place Furnished Suites
Fort Garry Place Furnished Suites
4 out of 5
85 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB
Located in Downtown Winnipeg, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Upper Fort Garry Gate and Forks Market. Canada Life Centre and RBC Convention ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (36 reviews)
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"Hotel was very clean and well kept and well appointed and the staff were quite attentive to my requests. I definitely will return."

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

Fort Garry Place Furnished Suites
Exquisite basement private room with so much comfort!
Exquisite basement private room with so much comfort!
Winnipeg, MB
Situated in Winnipeg, this vacation home is 1.9 mi (3 km) from St.Vital Golf Centre and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Royal Canadian Mint. St. Vital Centre and Windsor ...
Exquisite basement private room with so much comfort!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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