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Winnipeg at a Glance

The prairie outpost of Winnipeg is a sophisticated gem chock full of cultural activities and attractions to enjoy. If you are looking for a unique and cultured destination, look no further than Winnipeg. An edgy fringe theater festival and a famous folk festival often give tourists their first taste of Manitoba's capital city. Pleasant city parks, great museums and a whirlwind of multicultural and ethnic restaurants get tourists to return to enjoy the city in its own right.

Winnipeg had its origins in the fur trade and then in grain storage and shipment. Trawl historic districts and admire the Victorian homes built by rich shipping magnates as well as middle class working men. Enjoy entertaining walking tours on the city's history, ghosts, legends and mysteries. Stop in at the Manitoba Museum to learn more about this nature-rich province. During all this touring, don't forget to stop in for lunch. Winnipeg's diverse collection of residents mean you can have an international dining experience at the drop of a hat.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      • Major Airport Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Winter storms come roaring in off the prairie with wind, sleet and snow. Take heed if a blizzard warning is issued. They can be impossible and dangerous to navigate whether you are in a car or on foot. 

      Safety Concerns Avoid flashing cash in Winnipeg and stay out of dark, deserted areas at night. When traveling in remote areas, be prepared for breakdowns and carry gas, a spare tire, blankets, water and food.

      Health Concerns Manitoba has clean drinking water and good public health. Visitors who drink water from streams, rivers and lakes will need to purify it before drinking.