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Winnipeg At Night

The Forks in Winnipeg on a Winter Visit

If there's one place you must visit in Manitoba its the Forks in Winnipeg, named for its location where the Assiniboine River meets the Red River. Archaeological digs prove that people have been visiting this area for 6,000 years including Aboriginal bison hunters, fur traders, railway workers, immigrants and tourists. The Forks in Winnipeg ranks as the number one tourist attraction in the city, hosting around four million visitors per year. You'll quickly see the…

Four Outstanding Restaurants in Winnipeg

Until my most recent visit to Winnipeg, I hadn't thought of the city as having much in the way of a food scene. Once again my preconceptions were dashed. I should have known better. Winnipeg's restaurant scene is creative, eclectic and delicious. There's a big focus on regional foods. You'll find wild rice, pickerel, Arctic char and bison on menus. What a treat it was to experience these four outstanding Winnipeg restaurants. They offered everything from a casual to an…

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Things To Do In Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg is the butt of many a joke in Canada. In fact when I returned from a recent visit to the city, the first thing out of one fellow's mouth I met up at Mount Engadine Lodge was - "You visited Winterpeg? How were the mosquitoes?" It does have a reputation for cold winters - albeit sunny ones. And in summer, the mosquito is "jokingly" called Manitoba's provincial bird. But after I told him what I…

Woman Skating The Forks With Dogs

Skating at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba

John and I braved cold and wind in Winnipeg. Why? So we could go skating at The Forks - the world's longest natural outdoor rink - and that's a Guinness World Record's fact. The Forks are located at the junction of the Red & Assiniboine Rivers,  just a 2 minute drive from Main and Portage. Winnipeg, called Winterpeg by many, is famous for its long, brutally cold winters. Getting outside is the key to surviving…

Winnipeg At Night

28 Weird & Interesting Facts About Winnipeg

Winnipeg is a city that Canadians love to hate. It's rare that you hear a kind word spoken about the place. When I told my brother-in-law, who was born and raised in Winnipeg, that I was heading off to visit Winnipeg in January he said REALLY? In January? Are you nuts? Maybe I am but I plan to discover the charms of the city and see what keeps the 730,000 residents from leaving. So here…

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