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Winnipeg stats:

Country: Canada

Province: Manitoba

Population: 705,244

Average winter temp:  -13ºC (9ºF)

Average summer temp: 25ºC (77ºF)

Land area in square kilometres: 464.33

Average Salary: $46,077

City Hall: Address –  510 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9  | Phone  1 877-311-4974

Winnipeg is the capital city of of Manitoba. It is the largest city in Manitoba with a population of 705,244 (2016 census) and is the 8th largest city in Canada.

Winnipeg’s History

The name Winnipeg comes from Lake Winnipeg which is combination of 2 Cree words “Win” which means muddy and “Nippee” which means water. Winnipeg is has 2 large rivers that flow through it and converge at a National  Historical Site of Canada aptly named “the forks”. This site has been historically important for meeting and trade for close to 6000 years. First nations, Europeans, Metis, Scottish and many other workers and immigrants used this site to meet, and trade, and perform various activities.

The first major settlement was by Scottish farmers in 1812 which then became a trading post for the Hudsons Bay company in 1870, which is still a department store today more commonly known as The Bay. In 1873 Winnipeg qualified as a city with a population of 1,870. Winnipeg then saw a great boost to the economy and population when the Canadian Pacific Railway  arrived in 1885.

Major Hotels in Winnipeg (Ranked by Expedia):


The Fort Garry Hotel 

222 Broadway Winnipeg MB 1-866-500-4938

4.3 out of 5

1,173 Expedia Verified 

The Fairmont Winnipeg 

2 Lombard Pl Winnipeg MB 1-855-261-1633

4.2 out of 5

526 Expedia Verified 

Assiniboine Gordon Inn on the Park 

1975 Portage Ave Winnipeg MB 1-866-500-4938

3.2 out of 5

128 Expedia Verified 

Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel 

1715 Wellington Ave Winnipeg MB 1-866-500-4938

4.2 out of 5

456 Expedia Verified 

Humphry Inn & Suites 

260 Main Street Winnipeg MB 1-866-500-4938

4.2 out of 5

1,669 Expedia Verified 

Courtyard by Marriott Winnipeg Airport 

780 Powerhouse Road Winnipeg MB 1-800-211-8571

4.6 out of 5

377 Expedia Verified 

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

288 Portage Ave Winnipeg MB 1-855-243-2473

4 out of 5

450 Expedia Verified 

Hampton Inn by Hilton Winnipeg/Airport

730 Berry Street Winnipeg MB 1-855-265-6115

4.5 out of 5

954 Expedia Verified 

Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport

1999 Wellington Ave Winnipeg MB 1-855-265-6113

4.4 out of 5

Top restaurants in Winnipeg:

Deer and Almond

Ph: 1 204-504-8562

Address: 85 Princess St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K6

Deer + Almond is a new North American restaurant. Chef Mandel Hitzer had created a specialty menu that is ever evolving. The decor is modern washed in woody colours with oak furniture.

google: 4.5 stars / 194 reviews | Trip advisor: 4.5 / 260 reviews | Zomato: 3.9 / 1109 reviews


Ph: 1 204-888-1001

Address: 472 Stradbrook Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0J9

Counter served innovative twists on beef chicken and veggie burgers. Modern minimalist decor.

Google: 4.6 stars  / 340 reviews |  Trip advisor: 4.5 stars / 512 reviews | Zomata: 4.5 stars  / 1877

529 Wellington

Ph: 1 204-487-8325

Address: 529 Wellington Cres, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0A1

An elegant steak house that is the meeting place of the Winnipeg elite. It is situated in a manitoba historical site named The Ashdown House a palatial house erected in 1912  with period decor to match. Sommelier on staff with a selection of wine and a fully equipped bar providing upscale spirits.

Google: 4.5 stars  / 183 reviews |  Trip advisor: 4.5 stars / 615 reviews | Zomata: 4 stars  / 1,106

Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant

484 Stradbrook Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0J9

Ph: 204-477-6500

Spanish tapas in an intimate contemporary setting

Google: 4.7 stars  / 173 reviews |  Trip advisor: 4.5 stars / 516 reviews | Zomata: 4.8 stars  / 1,694


179 Bannatyne Ave | 725 Osborne

Ph: 204-947-5434

South american steak and other awesome fare set in a trendy location with a full bar. Come here with the family or with a group before a night on the town. Contemporary style restaurant, patio and lounge 

Google: 4 stars / 291 reviews | Trip advisor: 4 stars / 449 reviews | Opentable: 3.9 stars / 317 reviews

Stella’s Cafe on Osborne

166 Osborne St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 1Y

Ph: 204-453-8562

Cafe and bakery voted best breakfast in the city. Warm coloured dinner setting

Google: 4.3 stars  / 273 reviews |  Trip advisor: 4.5 stars / 858 reviews | Zomata: 4.1 stars  / 1,330

Famena’s Famous Roti & Curry

295 Gary Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 1H9

Ph: (204) 414-9040

Guyanese curried roti in a  classic stool counter setting

Google: 4.7 stars  / 127 reviews |  Trip advisor: 4.2 stars / 42 reviews | Zomata: 4.1 stars  / 445

Boon Burger Cafe

79 Sherbrook St Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B3

Ph:(204) 415-1391

Winnipeg’s burger of the year recipient with mostly tasty vegan alternatives to the classic burger and fixings. Decor is a modern outdoorsy feel

Google: 4.4 stars  / 212 reviews |  Trip advisor: 4.5 stars / 184 reviews | Zomata: 4.1 stars  / 1,188

East India Company Pub & Eatery

Ph: (204) 947-3097

349 York Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3C 3S9

Fine East Indian cuisine with a large menu and even a classy buffet option. Amazing eastern feel with authentic Indian decor

Google: 4.2 stars  / 355 reviews |  Trip advisor: 4 stars / 222 reviews | Zomata: 3.9 stars  / 867

Fusion grill

550 Academy Road Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E3
 Ph: ((204) 489-6963

Upscale North American fusion food with fresh local ingredients. Intimate modern setting.

google: 4.3 stars / 39 reviews | Trip advisor 4 stars  / 126 reviews | Yelp 4.5 stars / 22 reviews

Top Attractions in Winnipeg:

The Canadian museum for human rights 

85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5

National Canadian museum dedicated to the subject of human rights in the world. Designed to promote and enhance respect for each other and to encourage dialogue na reflection

The forks national historic site

401-25 Forks Market Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4S8, Canada+


A large park with various restaurants, stages, and shops. Its a historical site that has been used for 6000 years as a meeting place for trade and various other reasons.

Fortwhyte Alive

1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada


640-acres with 7 km of forest trails, floating marsh boardwalks and  canoeing & fishing on 5 lakes.  Activities and sections include the Aquarium of the Prairies , Burrowing Owl Enclosure, Bison Prairie, Saturn Family Tree House, Tipi Encampment, Prairie Dog Town, Pioneer Sod House and much more.

Assiniboine park zoo

2595 Roblin Boulevard | South Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2N7, Canada

204 927 8050

The Zoo has been a destination for local families, school groups, animal lovers, scientists and tourists for over a century. Some of the animal enclosures are open year round

Home to nearly 200 animal species, the Zoo is a great place for exploration and family fun. Open year-round, the Zoo is the home of Journey to Churchill, one of the best arctic species exhibits in the world. Here visitors can experience polar bears and seals swimming above them in the amazing Sea Ice Passage as well as encountering musk ox, snowy owls, caribou and more! The Zoo also provides visitors with the opportunity to experience animal species from all corners of the globe including Amur tigers, camels, snow leopards and more. With over 80 park-like acres to explore, the Zoo has been a favourite destination for families, tourists, school groups, and animal lovers for over a century.

Manitoba Museum

190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0N2, Canada


This museum lets you travel through Manitobas past. from the First nations to early settler life to wildlife native to  Manitobas various ecosystems. There is an By far is the best exhibit

This museum provides ­a unique journey through the province of Manitoba, the world and the universe. Explore diverse ecological environments and blast off on an interactive tour of the current night sky

Thermëa Spa

775 Crescent Dr, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1X3

(204) 284-6868

Thermea is a new spa that will take you through a unique relaxation experience in nature.

Winnipeg art gallery

300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1V1, Canada+1 204-786-6641

The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada’s oldest civic art gallery, celebrates its 100th anniversary from Sept 2012 to Aug 2013. As one of Canada’s leading art museums, the WAG has over 25,000 works of art ranging from 15th century European paintings to 21st century American multi-media art, and has toured exhibitions around the world-Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Taiwan, Norway, China, Italy, and the United States. At the forefront in promoting Manitoba artists nationwide and abroad, the WAG also represents artists from countries and cultures from across the globe.

Assiniboine park

2355 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0R5, Canada+1 204-927-6000

This huge park has numerous historical sites and gardens. The main feature is the Zoo but there are many sports fields, an outdoor stage/theater, 2 restaurants, the Leo Mol state garden, a miniature train, many paths, skating rinks in the winter, and other amenities

Sports Teams:

NHL – Winnipeg Jets

AHL – Manitoba Moose

Bell MTS Place

Address: 300 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 5S4

Phone: (204) 987-7825

CFL –  Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Investors Group

Address: 315 Chancellor Matheson Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1Z2

Phone: (204) 784-2583

ABL – Winnipeg Goldeyes

Address: 1 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0A1

Phone: (204) 982-2273

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