Welcome to Winnipeg

Here you will find all of the necessary information to make the best of your time in Winnipeg. From arrival and departure information, daily tour pick up times, and general information about the city.


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About Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is called Canada’s “Gateway to the West” and is known for its bustling arts and entertainment scene, hosting numerous unique festivals throughout the year. This multicultural city boasts the most live music per night per capita in all of Canada. Winnipeg also acts as the gateway to the incredible Churchill Manitoba, one of Canada’s most iconic travel destinations where you can see polar bears and beluga whales in their natural habitats. Churchill is only accessible by taking a train or flight from Winnipeg as there are no roads into the community. The city of Winnipeg offers a wide variety of attractions from museums, food, historic sites, art, nightlife, and shopping it has something for everyone.

Population – 765,000

Arrival Information:

If you arrive in  Winnipeg by VIA, the train station is a very short taxi ride from your hotel downtown. You will find a taxi stand right outside the station.

If you arrive in Winnipeg by air, your best option is also a taxi which you will find right outside the arrivals level exit doors. The taxi rates to your downtown hotel vary between CAD  $25-35.

Departure Information:

Your hotel downtown is a very short taxi ride to the train station. Your hotel staff will be happy to arrange a pick up at your convenience.

If you depart Winnipeg by air, your hotel staff will be happy to arrange a pick up at your convenience. Taxi rates to the airport vary between CAD $25-35.

Restaurant Recommendations:

Like most big cities, Winnipeg hides a few jewels wher you’ll find delicious food. Here are some of them:

Deer + Almond ~ Tapas style restaurant, great atmosphere and sharing delicious dishes.
Address: 85 Princess Street Winnipeg

The Merchant Kitchen ~ Latin American style restaurant in a hip atmosphere. Their cocktails are famous with locals.
Address: 314 Donald Street

East India Company Pub & Eatery ~ Probably one of the best Indian restaurants in the city. All dishes are made from scratch.
Address: 349 York Avenue

Izakaya Edokko ~ From sushi to ramen noodles, this is probably the best Japanese restaurant in downtown Winnipeg.
Address: 190 Smith Street

Sightseeing Recommendations:

From amazing Art Galleries to immersing yourself in indigenous culture, Winnipeg has a lot to offer. Here are a few suggestions:

Winnipeg Art Gallery: It houses the world’s largest collection of Inuit art.

Fort Whyte Alive: birdwatching, hiking, canoeing and more. Get back to nature!

Thermea: the city’s gorgeous outdoor spa where thermal pools, heated hammocks, toasty fires and a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant with craft cocktails beckons.

The Forks: enjoy some of the best crafted beers relaxing in the tree covered 200 seats patio or visit the Forks Market with products from Manitoba’s best makers.