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Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada R3H 0G3
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Winnipeg (some facts you may not have known):
Amazing facts from the centre of North America, Thought you might find this interesting, as well as discovering where the "slurpee" capital of Canada is, the biggest zoo, the Human Rights Museum, the Canadian virology lab, The Forks, The Canadian Aviation Museum, the largest IKEA in Canada ...AND "SOCIALS"...to name a few more as well.
Did you know . . . .
· The University of Manitoba was the first university in Western Canada.
· The Winnipeg Floodway, at the time of construction in 1968, was the second largest earth-moving project in the world, after the Panama Canal.
· Winnipeg was the first city in the world to develop the 911 emergency number,
· Winnipeg International Airport, opened in 1928, was the first international airport in Canada.
· Winnipeg's Exchange District has been designated as a National Historic Site by the Canadian government due to its rich collection of turn-of-the-century terracotta and stone cut buildings, unrivaled in the world.
· Winnipeg was the "first" city of Canada to establish a United Way charity.
· Winnipeg has the "sunniest winter season" in Canada with 358 hours of sunshine.
· The Assiniboine Forest is the "largest urban forest park" in Canada.
· Winnipeg has the largest mature elm tree urban forest in North America.
Well known people Born in Winnipeg:
Burton Cummings David Steinberg Chantal Kreviazuk
Mimi Kuzyk Monty Hall Nia Vardalos
Randy Bachman Ray St. Germain Terry Fox
Jonathan Toews Clara Hughes Cindy Klassen
Fred Penner Terry Jacks Barry Trotz
Gary Doer Jennifer Jones
If your looking for a 101 things to do while in Winnipeg, click on the link below to go to the website. Below this is the top Ten Must See things as suggested by Winnipeg Tourism.
Top 10 Must Sees
Check out the best 10 things to see and do in Winnipeg - no trip is complete without them. The full list including pictures is on the website above, check it out, come in early or stay later.
1) THE CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Designed by architect extraordinaire Antoine Predock, Canada’s newest, most eye-catching attraction dominates the Winnipeg skyline, shining like a beacon. Inside an immersive experience that you can’t possibly shake awaits as 11 powerful, interactive and awe-inspiring exhibits gradually climb to the CMHR’s pinnacle, the Tower of Hope (which provides a stunning view of the city). An ambitious museum meant to foster dialogue and promote change for a better world; the CMHR provides a stirring account of the human experience unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed.
2) EXCHANGE DISTRICT
One of Canada’s architectural marvels, this 30-block district boasts North America’s most extensive (and handsome) turn of the 20th century buildings. While walking its charming streets you’ll find some of the city’s trendiest and tastiest spots including small plate restaurants and bistros who flaunt their exposed brick and beam, up-and-coming and established galleries, vintage and antique shops and some of the best the city has to offer in coffee and café culture.
3) THE FORKS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Saturated in 6,000 years of history, the meeting of the Red and Assiniboine rivers has always been a gathering place for people. Across 54 beautiful acres you’ll find a bustling central market, exceptional dining and accommodations, vast tree-lined paths overlooking all the bends in the riverbank, a world-class skate park, a children’s play area and water park, and all the best things a Winnipeg winter has to offer like skate rentals and access to one of the world’s longest skating trails. It also bridges, via the sexy Esplanade Riel, très-European St. Boniface — with its restaurants, cafes, artistic flair and francophone flavour — and the downtown core.
4) FORT WHYTE ALIVE
Six hundred-forty acres of pristine prairie beauty are waiting to welcome you to this natural oasis, which is located right inside the city. In the summer feel the wind in your hair canoeing or sailing on one of FortWhyte’s several lakes; in the fall sip a locally brewed beer on their restaurant patio while witnessing North America’s largest animal (the bison) roam in its natural habitat as migrating birds fill the sky; in winter go cross country skiing on their many trails or take the kids out for a ridiculously fun day of sliding on the Richardson Rrrun Toboggan slide. No matter what the season, there is always an adventure to be had at FortWhyte Alive.
5) HERMETIC CODE TOUR IN THE MANITOBA LEGISLATIVE BUILDING
Dan Brown would be at a loss trying to decipher all the meaning enlaced in Canada’s finest provincial legislative building. The grandiose interior of this ode to Olympus is studded with hieroglyphics, freemasonic symbols and numeric codes, all of which are unveiled in the Hermetic Code Tour — a must for anyone with a sense of intrigue. On the top of the building is Winnipeg’s most beloved citizen, the beaming Golden Boy, our nod to Hermes who was crafted in Paris and holds a sheath of wheat.
6) JOURNEY TO CHURCHILL AT ASSINIBOINE PARK ZOO
With the possible exception of seals, everybody loves polar bears — that’s why they are the main attraction at the sensational Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Watching these majestic mammals dive, swim and frolic above youthrough the exhibit’s glass dome will take your breath away, while the vast terrain also features an incredible selection of animals like muskox, wolves, moose and seals. The zoo also features uber-rare animals like red pandas and snow leopards, along with over 200 other species.
7) MANITOBA MUSEUM
How many places do you know that can take you from the towering dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period, to across the cosmos through space and time, to the buffalo laden prairie plains all under one roof? If your answer is none, then you haven’t been to the Manitoba Museum. The nine permanent galleries in this award-winning heritage and edu-tainment centre will enthral kids and adults alike; whether you are catching a Planetarium show featuring one of the world’s most advanced projection systems, to viewing some of Canada’s most important historical artifacts in the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection, the Manitoba Museum is sure to please.
8) ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
One of Winnipeg’s most beautiful buildings, its reflective glassy exterior is a sight to behold at sundown, glowing under an orange prairie sky. On the inside you’ll find guided tours that will have you holding a gold bar worth more than $750,000 (it’s really quite heavy), ogling over the Olympic gold medals that were made for Vancouver 2010 and witnessing coins beingproduced for 75 different countries. A trip to the Mint is surely worth every penny.
9) THERMËA BY NORDIK SPA-NATURE
The newest jewel in Winnipeg’s luxuriant-spa crown, Thermëa brings a bit of Scandinavia to the heart of Canada. Let the stress soak out of you in thermal pools situated amongst the pines; indulge your senses in Finnish saunas; treat yourself to the best in body treatments and massage therapy and then finish your day with some exquisite dining — because hey, you are worth it.
10) WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
Architecturally striking and centrally located in the heart of downtown, the WAG houses an internationally acclaimed collection (with exhibitions having been shown from New York, to Barcelona, to Tokyo) of nearly 24,000 works featuring a great deal of Canadian and Manitoba-centric pieces, including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art. Critically acclaimed touring shows are also constantly brought in, featuring everything from the Renaissance to Dadaism, to Ancient Greece and the best in contemporary photography.