Eat, Stay and Shop at Winnipeg's Airport
First impressions are everything – and when you’re flying into Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport, you’ll receive a memorable welcome the moment you land.
As soon as your disembark, you’ll be treated to a terminal designed by world-famous architect César Pelli, which has been designated as one of the world’s most stylish and most iconic airport designs. Enjoy the public artwork on display throughout the building, including the skylights in the arrival area.
Located only 10 minutes from downtown, your drive from the airport will take you through some of Winnipeg’s best dining neighbourhoods. Drive through the West End and stop at some of Winnipeg’s best Vietnamese restaurants, like Pho Hoang or Viva. Or, take a small detour down Academy Road and stop by Pizzeria Gusto or In Ferno’s. If you don’t want to wander too far from the airport area, restaurants like The Blue Marble offer locally produced ingredients in their tapas menu. You might be interested in perusing through their 150-vintage wine list!
There are multiple options for hotels you can use to plan your home base during your Winnipeg stay. If you’re looking for something precise, our hotel search page can help you find the best option in a particular part of town, or give recommendations if you’re looking for a specific amenity.
If you’re looking for some shopping in your spare time, the airport area has a variety of options in close proximity. Stop by Manitoba’s largest mall, CF Polo Park, to find a wide variety of high-end shops. If you’re looking for serious bargains, head down to the brand new Outlet Collection Winnipeg to find some trendy fashions at low-cost prices.
When it’s time to head back home, give yourself some extra time at the airport to wander through some of the many local shops and restaurants. Grab a pre-flight meal at Stella’s Café and pick up some of their homemade jam – just make sure you check it in your baggage before going through security. While you wait for your departing flight, stop by Toad Hall Toys just past the security gate to pick up some games, books and craft supplies to delight young family members back home. Don’t forget to pick up a smoothie at Green Carrot Juice before your boarding call for a refreshing and healthy in-flight beverage as you bid “à la prochaine” to YWG – see you next time!
Winnipeg is a world-class venue for hosting business meetings – but it’s also a great place to spend your holidays! Keep an eye on our Packages & Deals page at Tourism Winnipeg and plan your next vacation at the heart of the continent.