Winnipeg, Manitoba – City Profile

Winnipeg is a city that can seriously tell a different story on almost every street in the entire area.   The reason I recommend that you start your trip here (assuming you are coming from the Eastern Seaboard, Midwest, or South) is because there are so many things to do in the area.  Its a pretty amazing place and really not what you would expect Canada to be.  Winnipeg is unique because its the only city of its size (500,000+) for about 700 miles in any direction.  That’s like driving across the State of Texas.

Another interesting fact is that its also the coldest city in the World (600,000+ people cities).  What I mean when I say that its a unique city is basically this:  You are driving from any direction towards Winnipeg and you don’t see anything for hours…and I mean HOURS and all of the sudden, you start seeing buildings on the horizon.  Winnipeg has 25 buildings over 230 feet high.  Its pretty insane when you see it in person.  If you can make Winnipeg apart of your trip up to Alaska, I think you will be greatly rewarded!  Here is how:

  • Population:  City (705,244), Urban (705,244), Metro (778,489) – 7th largest city in population in Canada.
  • Elevation:  781 feet (238m)
  • Website:

Things to do in the City:

The Manitoba Museum – Largest museum in the city.  It depicts the history of the city and the Manitoba Province.  Their showcase piece is a full-sized replica of the ship Nonsuch.  They have a museum, planetarium, and science gallery.
Winnipeg Art Gallery – Canada’s oldest public art gallery (since 1912) also has the world’s largest public collection of Inuit art.
The Western Canada Aviation Museum – Located in a hanger of the James Richardson International Airport.  Features military jets, commercial aircraft, Canada’s first helicopter, the ‘flying saucer’ Avrocar, flight simulators, and a Black Brant Rocket built by Bristol Aerospace.
The Winnipeg Railway Museum
Canada’s Museum for Human Rights
Ukranian Cultural and Educational Centre

Hotels in the City:

Other Attractions:

  • Forks Market/Outside Forks Market
  • Busker Stops
  • Leo Mol Sculpture Garden
  • Steam Train
  • Manitoba Legislative Building
  • Forks National Historic Site
  • Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Fort Whyte Alive
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Adrenaline Adventures
  • Prairie Dog Central Railway


  • Assinboine Park
  • Kildonan Park
  • Grand Beach Provincial Park
  • CanWest Global Park
  • Tinkertown Family Fun Park


Winnipeg has literally over 690 restaurants (probably a lot more than that) so its going to take forever and be pointless to list all of them.  So what I figured I would do for everyone is just name the best ones that I can think of.  If you have more ideas feel free to either comment on this article, email us via the contact page, or get ahold of us via Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.

  • Casa Grande Pizzeria
  • Gasthaus Gutenberger
  • Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant
  • Stella’s Cafe & Bakery
  • Peasant Cookery
  • Tre Visi
  • Foon Hai Restaurant
  • Bellissimo Restaurant & Lounge
  • Resto Gare
  • Fude Inspired Cuisine & Wine Bar
  • Orlando’s Seafood Grill
  • VJ’s Drive Inn
  • Yujiro
  • Boon Burger Cafe
  • In Ferno’s Bistro
  • Cafe Dario
  • Rib Room & Lounge
  • Falafel Palace
  • Diana’s Gourmet Pizzeria
  • Unburger
  • 529 Wellington
  • Baked Expectations
  • Wok and Roll
  • Baraka Pita Bakery
  • Dairi-Wip Drive-In