Winnipeg is a truly global city, where on any given day, you may hear forty different languages spoken. Downtown has been the heart of the city's commercial and cultural life since 1862, when Henry McKenny built his store at the now-famous corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street. Today, downtown offers all the amenities of a truly cosmopolitan centre. Winnipeg offers an incredible variety of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, wonderful river walks and a host of activities ranging from the renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra to lively night clubs and bistros.
Visit the place where Winnipeg's history began at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. Today, The Forks is Winnipeg's favourite public gathering place and the venue for more than 100 community festivals throughout the year. One of the loveliest public spaces in Winnipeg it is an expansive riverside park in the heart of downtown. Explore Winnipeg’s French Quarter , enjoy a beautiful, cross-river view of The Forks and the Winnipeg skyline from the lamp-lit Promenade Taché. Visit the resting place of Louis Riel, Métis leader and founder of the Province of Manitoba. Chinatown was established in 1909 and remains the focus of Chinese culture in the city. It is a magnificent neighbourhood offering fine examples of Chinese architecture, and shops loaded with all things Asian. Food lovers will delight in local offerings of the best in Szechwan, Cantonese, Mandarin and Dim Sum. The city's most densely populated neighbourhood, "The Village" was created in the late 60's with an entrepreneurial spirit that lives today in a colourful mix of bohemian owner-operated shops, restaurants, salons and unique services. Winnipeg is also home to the world renowned Royal Canadian Mint. Coins for more than 40 countries are pressed here.
Winnipeg - a city of boundless energy and a truly Urban Beat.