Tourism Winnipeg

2019 Visitors Guide

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A MESSAGE ON BEHALF OF TOURISM WINNIPEG Bienvenue a Winnipeg! Welcome to Winnipeg! There is a growing momentum in the city, and it's an exciting time to visit. New attractions, nationally acclaimed restaurants, great shopping, exciting sporting events, and world-class art and exhibits are being celebrated, showcased, built, and created. Whether it's your first visit or you're returning to Winnipeg, you'll be sure to find something new to explore alongside the city's iconic offerings. If you are already in the city on business, we encourage you to extend your stay or come back again with your friends or family. For those looking to plan your perfect Winnipeg escape, or if you're a Winnipegger hosting family and friends, this 2019 Winnipeg Visitor's Guide is an excellent tool to help you discover more than you likely knew existed. As experts on Winnipeg, we are here to help you have the best possible experience in our city. Visit our website for up-to-date information, use our online concierge service, or call us at 1.855.734.2489 for assistance. Explore the city, discover what's new alongside a few familiar favourites, and have a wonderful time in Winnipeg! Dayna Spiring President and CEO Economic Development WINNIPEG | Tourism WINNIPEG | YES! WINNIPEG MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR OF WINNIPEG Welcome to Winnipeg! Winnipeg is a growing, thriving, and vibrant city at the heart of the continent. Our world-class festivals, lively arts and culture scene, and dynamic sporting events continue to attract visitors from around the world. Winnipeg has become a must see destination for tourists, having been named one of the "best trips on earth" last year by National Geographic and specifically mentioned by USA Today and the LA Times. Our downtown has seen over $1 billion in private sector investment over the last couple of years and it is beginning to show. From our historic Exchange District to The Forks to the Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District, our downtown has something for everyone. Our festivals, from Folk Fest to Folklorama, are colourful celebrations of diversity and local talent. Our galleries and museums, from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, are one of a kind. Our sporting events are always packed with dedicated fans bursting with energy and pride. In the winter, our Arctic Glacier Winter Park at The Forks includes one kilometre of skating trails with warming huts, a toboggan hill, a snowboard park, and snow lounge. The Festival du Voyageur, celebrating Métis and First Nations culture, is now the largest winter festival in Western Canada. The Journey to Churchill polar bear exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo makes for a great family excursion. Winnipeg also offers an excellent and diverse selection of top quality restaurants and a growing variety of shopping — from local artisans to international retailers. And our Osborne Village was voted one of the best neighbourhoods in Canada! On behalf of the City of Winnipeg and my Council colleagues, enjoy your time in Winnipeg. Mayor Brian Bowman, City of Winnipeg Winnipeg Skyline: Frank Yang 3 WELCOME TO WINNIPEG

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