The Toronto Star on why you should spend your next long weekend in Winnipeg
From an indoor/outdoor thermal spa and stunning human rights museum to a oh-so-Canadian hockey game and diverse food scene, Manitoba’s capital enthralls.
Toronto Star travel writer Jennifer Bain took a recent trip to Winnipeg and reported that, "This city won’t be lurking at the edge of the Canadian consciousness for much longer. Its brag-worthy food scene mixes hipster, local, aboriginal, Jewish and French with assorted multicultural eats. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights — an architectural wonder and socio-cultural eye-opener — is reason alone to spend a long weekend here, and it’s next door to the Forks, the top tourism draw."
Over the course of three days she packed in as much as she could, sharing gems like this:
"Call this place Winterpeg if you must, but do so lovingly. I caught a Winnipeg Jets game (OK, the arena was heated) and visited a Nordic spa despite the -26C cold snap. The population may be just 720,000, but it’s climbing and Winnipeg keeps punching far above its weight."
But don't take our word for it, read it for yourself here, as Bain uncovers all the best attractions, restaurants, and hidden gems that make Winnipeg so unique.