Only have 48 hours? I’ve got you covered for an amazing weekend in the city with my Winnipeg top 5!
1. Catch a Jets game!
No one in Canada is more passionate about their Hockey team than Winnipeggers (ok MAYBE Montrealers) So if you are here during the hockey season try to catch a home game played at the MTS Centre in Downtown Winnipeg.
I was completely blown away by this place, not only are the exhibits incredibly engaging, modern and child friendly, the structure is absolutely stunning.
Give yourself a few hours to take in as many exhibits as possible-but it is almost impossible to see everything in one visit. A world-class museum and definitely a place to return too again and again.
3. The Forks and Surrounding Area
A beautiful place for local shopping, ice skating in winter, grabbing a great meal or just walking and taking in the scenes.
Continue on from The Forks and walk on l’Esplanade Riel, take in the views of the Red River and make your way to St. Boniface where you will find the ruins of the Saint Boniface Cathedral.
4. Local Shopping and Eating
Lake Life is located at 440 Academy Road and sells a mix of casual cottage living clothes and accessories.
Boon Burger is my absolute favourite vegan burger joint in the world! (Found in little ol’ Winnipeg!) Special thanks goes out to my amazing friend Brittany who introduced me to this place 3 years ago and took me here again this Christmas. It doesn’t matter if you are vegan or not, the food is delicious, GO!
Pineridge Hollow comprises a store and restaurant, located just outside of Winnipeg, it is a perfect little girls trip for a bit of shopping and food.
Food Evolution is located in Kildonan Park, overlooking the skating rink. The pretzel salmon is very good and their Evolution Cocktail was amazing.
Third and Bird Markets are held a few times a year and allows you to shop locally made crafts, clothing and food all in one place! One of the amazing vendors that participated in the market this December was Hogwash Bath and Body. They make their stuff locally in Winnipeg and all their products are Vegan and cruelty free! Whoohoo!
5. Kings Park
Located in the South of Winnipeg near the University of Manitoba, this is one of my favourite places in the city. I grew up very close to this park and have fond memories of running the extended path that touches on the Red River as well as walking through the shorter interior trails.
In winter this place is a prime spot for tobogganing with the kids, I just love it! <3
Winnipeg is fast becoming a must see city in Canada and it is definitely worth a 48 hour layover!