The Canadian city of Winnipeg is perfect for tourists who enjoy the hustle and bustle of urban life. Be sure to visit the heart of the remarkable downtown as there’s plenty to do in the Exchange District National Historic Site. Don’t miss out on a fascinating tour around The Royal Canadian Mint – remember to take a souvenir to home! The Forks Market has something on offer for everyone regardless of your interests –look out for the special events in the summer. With so much on offer, what will you do first during your holiday in Winnipeg?
There are no direct flights to Winnipeg but you will be able to purchase indirect flights. These can be great as you’ll have a wide range of different airports and airlines to choose from – you’ll just have to be prepared to stop over for a few hours. Make sure you shop around before you book to ensure you get the best deal. You’ll fly into the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport which is located around six kilometres from the city centre.
The airport is well connected with public transport so you’ll have no problem reaching your final destination. Winnipeg transit offers a service to and from the airport. Alternatively you can pick up a taxi from outside the central terminal doors – they should have fixed rates. It’s also worth checking with your hotel before you leave as they may be able to offer you a shuttle service.
Winnipeg is big and very spread-out so it’s just as well that there’s a reliable public transport network. Winnipeg Transit has bus routes running throughout the city – you can purchase tickets at various convenience stores and they run seven days a week. If you want a little more privacy then you can opt for taxis. The rates are non-negotiable and they have a meter inside. Be aware that when a taxi stops you’ll be charged extra for a ‘waiting time’.
Winnipeg is a sprawling city and as a result there are lots of different types of accommodation on offer regardless of your budget. There’s plenty of cheap hotels in Winnipeg if you’re looking to save pennies. You just have to make sure that you book well in advance in order to get the best deals.
There’s an abundance of delicious restaurants to try during your holiday in Winnipeg – you’ll want to eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Unfortunately they do come at a price. But if you’re on a budget try to stay away from tourist-trap restaurants and instead venture down the side streets to find some hidden gems. The chances are that these will be a lot easier on your purse strings.
Updated 22nd May 2013
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