Discover the beautiful city of Winnipeg
Canada's Winnipeg is located the west at the junction of the Prairies and the Canadian Shield. Considered a gateway to the west, it was also known as the “Heart of the Continent” as it was vital to Canada's transport system. Winnipeg is a city with a rich historical heritage, strong culture, ethnic diversity and natural beauty. A popular tourist destination, the city has many fantastic Winnipeg hotels and there are also numerous restaurants in Winnipeg serving a variety of cuisine.
There are numerous opportunities for entertainment in Winnipeg. Whether you are interested in sight-seeing, relaxing or shopping in Winnipeg, the options are endless. Assiniboine Park is the oldest park in the city, covering an area of 150ha. Beside the park is Assiniboine forest. This 280 ha nature reserve is home to several species of animals and plants. Bird watchers will particularly enjoy the observation area. Assiniboine Zoo has an impressive number of 1250 animals of 300 species, many of which face extinction. In the tropical house birds fly around whilst monkeys swing through the branches and reptiles bath in the light.
Manitoba Centennial Center is another well-known attraction in Winnipeg. Constructed for Canadian centennial celebrations of 1967, the building features stunning gardens with fountains and sculptures. Here visitors will also find the Museum of Man and Nature, chiefly considering the history of Manitoba. Exhibits are interesting and educational. The Planetarium is also housed here. Providing visitors with a glimpse into the wonders of space, the Planetarium has many interactive displays and activities for all to enjoy. Other attractions not to be missed in Winnipeg include: Chinatown, The Forks (entertainment and shopping center), Explore Manitoba Center, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Fort Whyte Center, Historical Museum of St. James Assiniboia, Kildonan Park, Living Prairie Museum and Interpretive Center, Riel House National Historic Site, Royal Canadian Mint, St. Boniface Museum, Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Center, Winnipeg Police Museum and Winnipeg Naval Museum.
Aside from the variety of entertainment in Winnipeg open to tourists, there is also a wide selection of accommodation and eating spots. Winnipeg's hotels range from budget to luxury. Visitors are certain to find a hotel in Winnipeg to suit their requirements and their budget. Restaurants in Winnipeg offer fine cuisine from around the world. With so many stores to choose from, shopping in Winnipeg is enjoyed by many visitors.
Winnipeg is truly a fascinating city with much to offer its visitors. Don't miss out on this fantastic destination.