Like the brisk wind across the plains, Winnipeg is a breath of fresh air. Its location, at the junction of the Assiniboine and Red rivers, is a historic gathering place, first for Canada’s First Nations and then its fur traders. Where trade once thrived now rises a charismatic city complete with fascinating architecture and an innovative cultural scene set around ever-evolving neighbourhoods.

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Wander to Winnipeg and explore the exciting capital of Manitoba! What to do in Winnipeg? Stroll around the historic Forks or Exchange districts and visit the stunning Canadian Museum for Human Rights or the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Start with our hotel and flight packages to Winnipeg, or opt for adventure with our winter wilderness tours from here to Churchill.

WINNIPEG TRAVEL GUIDE

Winnipeg
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

Officially English and French

WHAT TO EAT

Manitoban staples like smoked goldeye fish from Lake Winnipeg, bannock, bison-based First Nations dishes and local produce from The Forks Market or the Downtown Winnipeg Farmers’ Market. 

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Capital K Distillery’s Tall Grass gin or vodka made with Manitoba grain, a book about Winnie the Pooh’s origin from the Assiniboine Park Zoo gift shop, a Manitobar from Chocolatier Constance Popp and a Winnipeg Jets hat. 

FUN FACT

During WWI, a Canadian soldier bought a bear cub in England and named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. Donated to the London Zoo, the bear inspired author AA Milne to name his beloved, fictional teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh when he spotted her there. Pose next to the statue of Winnie the bear and her first owner, Lt. Harry Colebourn, in Assiniboine Park Zoo!

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page.
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