Winnipeg is an amazing place to be all year round. Whether in winter or summer, this beautiful city is a tourist’s paradise with hundreds of landmarks, upbeat neighborhoods, and some of the best vintage shops in North America. If you are planning a trip to Winnipeg, here are some of the most walkable neighborhoods and districts to check out during your visit.
If you are a lover of style, Academy Road is an exciting place to get your groove in overdrive. Academy Road has everything to make your trip a “Wow!” experience with superb restaurants, high-end shops, the best wine collection in Canada and an unbelievable assortment of chocolates.
Try out Fusion Grill’s truffle pierogies served with duck sausage in a sauce of walnut cream. Pizzeria Gusto, Sushi California, and InFerno’s are also great restaurants.
For shopping, Tiber River Naturals provides suave beauty products and services while Woodlands Gallery is one of the best sources of fine art in Winnipeg. Also, check out Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut for excellent chocolatey delights and Academy Lanes Bowling.
Since 1909, Winnipeg’s Chinatown has been the go-to place for tourists who want to savor the authentic flavor of Asian cuisines. The roofs of the Dynasty Building and the Imperial Nine Dragons mural on the Mandarin Building stand out in this beautiful neighborhood. Noodle Express in the Dynasty Building is the place for the best buns and bowls in town. Kum Koon Garden, Maxim Bakery & Pastry, and Little Saigon also provide delicious dishes. Young’s Market, Dynasty Eating and Shopping Centre Oriental Market, and Sun Wah Supermarket also are worth checking out.
The Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre, located in the Dynasty Building, and the beautiful Chinese Gardens are a must see in Chinatown.
Winnipeg’s Exchange District is one of the most beautiful places in Manitoba. With over 150 impressive heritage buildings, the Exchange District is known as the “Chicago of the North,” and provides a rewarding walking experience. Try Parlour Coffee and Miss Browns for the best coffee. Shawarma Khan, King + Bannatyne, The Peasant Cookery, Deer+Almond, Carnaval Brazilian BBQ and Bronuts serve superb dishes.
There are too many shops in the Exchange District to choose from, but here are a few you should check out. Paperdoll Clothing, Rhymes with Orange, Antiques and Funk, Hoopers, The Haberdashery and Cake-ology are great places to stop.
You can take a guided tour of historical buildings constructed at the turn of the 20th century. The Pantages Playhouse Theatre, Manitoba Museum, Cinematheque, Centennial Concert Hall, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra are also great to see.
If you plan to enjoy the excellent movies and music on offer in this part of town, reserving accommodations nearby can help you easily explore the city’s vibrant performing arts culture.
Whether in summer or winter, Winnipeg offers the adventurous tourist one of the best outdoor experience in Canada. If you are planning a summer trip soon, the districts above provide some of the most pleasurable walking experiences in the city.