Winnipeg , the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It’s a culturally diverse city with more than 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region. Well known for its unique winter experiences, flourishing arts scene and colourful festivals. As well as this, Winnipeg is also home to some incredible green spaces with access to many outdoor activities.
Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.
- Emergency Services: 911
- Language: English and French
- Currency: Canadian Dollar
- Country Code: CA
- Travel Visa: eTA
- Population: 824,771
Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;
Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.
- My pick for where to stay in Winnipeg is the Inn at the Forks, a modern hotel located at The Forks. The hotel is comfortable and stylish, with a spa and restaurant both on-site. I'm also a little bit obsessed with the design of their rooms!
- Winnipeg is, indeed, one of the coldest cities in Canada – and arguably in the world. But it's ALSO one of the sunniest cities in Canada, with more than 300 sunny days per year. So… it's frigid, but at least the sun shines! Be sure to bring a jumper as well.
- Winnipeg has a wide variety of restaurants that can satiate any appetite, from Turkish, to Italian and Spanish. There are restaurants for everybody.
For the Emergency services just dial 911 from any phone.
Hospitals in Winnipeg
Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg: www.hsc.mb.ca/
Saint Boniface Hospital: https://stbonifacehospital.ca/
Tourism Winnipeg: www.tourismwinnipeg.com/media/media-kit/local-media
James Armstrong Richardson International Airport: https://www.waa.ca/
Where can I keep up with local news in Winnipeg?
Winnipeg Free Press: www.winnipegfreepress.com/
Winnipeg Sun: www.winnipegsun.com/
CTV News: www.ctvnews.ca/canada
CBC Manitoba: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba
Are there any unsafe areas to watch out for?
Take particular care if you’re visiting Lord Selkirk Park, Centennial, Central Park or Portage-Ellice during your travels.
What are some top travel safety tips?
Walking alone at night is never a good idea, especially for women. If staying with a group is not an option, make sure to remain in lit areas and take safe modes of transportation (car or taxi).
Winnipeg has some incredible bars, but certain bars are known for hosting patrons who get a little out of control. People like to come to dive bars to have more than a few drinks, and the amount of alcohol consumed can lead to rowdiness and potentially violence. Many of these bars are in the North End, but you can find them all over.
Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.
An annual festival that reflects the values of Winnipeg, advocates for equality, and celebrates Winnipeg’s gender, sexual, and relationship diverse communities. Runs annually and consists of an array of cultural events that celebrate the incredibly diverse community that supports or identifies with the GSRD community.
Where’s the best place to eat in Winnipeg?
Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro: The Santa Ana Pizzeria and Bistro is a wood-fired pizzeria with a cosy atmosphere that is perfect for a dining experience or celebration centred on 1631 St. Mary’s Road
Nathan Detroit’s Sandwich Pad: Try some of the best handmade sandwiches in Winnipeg with Nathan Detroit’s Sandwich Pad where you can choose from a multitude of sandwiches and wraps. On L4-1 Lombard Place Concourse Concourse Level, Fairmont Hotel/Richardson Bldg
What are some cool things to do in Winnipeg?
The Manitoba Museum: A Museum primarily devoted to the human and natural history of the province. Comes with nine permanent galleries and a highly interactive Science Gallery and Planetarium
Assiniboine Park and Zoo: A large zoo home to a wide variety of animals, flora, and fauna. Special emphasis is given to creatures of the northern latitudes, including a significant number of polar bears, though there are also some exotic species such as the Siberian tiger and red kangaroo.
Royal Canadian Mint: visit the building where over 55 billion Canadian coins have been produced. You can follow the whole minting process in the recently renovated tour area. Interactive displays show how coins are manufactured from start to finish.