Winnipeg has been described as the “cultural cradle of Canada” and offers an array of talented artists, significant architecture, award-winning musicians and athletes, and legendary festivals and cultural events.
Known for its friendly and welcoming spirit, Winnipeg is a diverse multicultural city with a rich and varied history. An aboriginal trading centre prior to the arrival of the Europeans, Winnipeg was at the heart of the country’s fur trade and instrumental in developing Canada’s gateway to the west. Home to a grain exchange that once rivaled the largest markets in the world, Winnipeg’s architecture and neighbourhoods reflect the profound character of this small prairie town.
Over the last decades, Winnipeg has developed into a cosmopolitan city complete with top-notch restaurants, swanky boutiques, exciting attractions and an arts and culture scene that bursts with talent and originality.
Below are links to information about Winnipeg and the surrounding area, including maps, dining, shopping, activities and events:
Downtown Winnipeg Biz: http://www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com/home/
Tourism Winnipeg: http://www.tourismwinnipeg.com/visitors
The Forks: http://www.theforks.com/
Travel Manitoba: http://www.travelmanitoba.com/
Where Magazine: http://www.where.ca/manitoba/winnipeg/