Whether you are planning a dine around for your convention delegates, or have an evening available to explore parts of the city, Winnipeg’s unique neighbourhoods provide a fun place to relax, unwind and be entertained.
Winnipeg’s hub of commerce and entertainment features a stunning mix of heritage buildings alongside modern entertainment centres and hotels. It’s home to Bell MTS Place — one of North America’s busiest arenas — along with newer developments like the trendy ALT Hotel, recently-expanded RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg and the SHED (Sports, Hospitality and Entertainment District). Nearby, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and The University of Winnipeg campus provide some artistic flair.
The invitingly walkable stretch of this boho-chic enclave boasts a block party vibe, especially in the summer during street fests. Located just south of downtown, small-scale boutiques, consignment shops and record stores stand hand-in-hand with some of Winnipeg’s best restaurants and bars. It all makes for a gem of a place to visit, night or day.
If people watching from sunny patios is your thing head to Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg’s former Little Italy. Its main strip spans approximately 15 city blocks and is lined with charming bakeries, bars, and boutiques. During the summer months the area is crawling with locals leisurely strolling along with gelatos in hand, a Winnipeg pastime that delegates will really savour.
A national historic site that has become a hotbed for creative types, the Exchange District is Winnipeg’s newest hip ‘hood, even recognized in Vogue. Amongst its cobblestone streets and handsome brick and mortar buildings you’ll find fantastic restaurants -- many of which can be included for a dine-around event, eclectic shops, impressive museums and the heart of Winnipeg’s live theatre and concert scene – which includes the Centennial Concert Hall, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and the jazzy Cube outdoor stage (to name but a few).
Old Saint-Boniface is the heart of Manitoba’s francophone culture and an outstanding spot for foodies looking for pastries, chocolates, coffee and French fare. Visit Fort Gibraltar and Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum for a lesson in Métis and Franco-Manitoban history, then wander the grounds of Saint-Boniface Cemetery and Cathedral, the eternal resting place of Manitoba’s founder, Louis Riel.
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