Winnipeg may be one of Canada’s smaller capital cities but it punches above its weight with its culturally diverse neighbourhoods, booming arts scene and bevy of boundary-pushing restaurants.
The city’s location at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers made it an important settlement for early indigenous populations and, later, a centre for European fur trading and a key stopover point for the country’s first transcontinental railway. The Peg’s rich heritage can be felt in its well-preserved historic neighbourhoods and in the varied mix of people that call it home.
The city’s eclectic cultural makeup is also at the heart of its exciting restaurant scene, which sees many chefs reviving the local culinary traditions of the past and others incorporating influences from across the globe. The opening of the high-profile Canadian Museum for Human Rights has helped shine the spotlight on the city’s arts and culture scene, which has long been worthy of greater attention.
Now is the time to visit Winnipeg, before the rest of the world discovers just how much this city has going for it. Here are the very best things to do while you’re in town.
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