Summer in Downtown Winnipeg
Spend your summer in the heart of city enjoying exciting events, rooftop patio dining and fabulous shopping.
The Exchange District comes to life as Old Market Square and the eye-catching cube stage are home to great festivals and life music all summer long. Wander through this historic area taking in the stunning architecture and unique shops and boutiques selling funky vintage finds, one-of-a-kind fashion and local art. Have a bite to eat with eclectic offerings like trendy French plates at the Peasant Cookery, hip vegan fare at Mondragon, sweet treats at Cake-ology and a dozen different kinds of poutine at Smoke’s Poutinerie.
Folklorama kicks off in August at The Forks when the food, art and music of cultures from around the world are brought to life. Pavilions scattered throughout the city welcome you to partake in a round-the-globe adventure.
The Forks also offers sensational shopping and diverse culinary options including large patios overlooking the river, ethnic eateries, an organic bakery, as well as sumptuous fine dining and family-friendly restaurants. Activities abound at The Forks where you can stroll the riverwalk, hop on a water taxi, take in the history of the area, gaze upon wild prairie gardens, and watch the tricks at the urban skateboard plaza. Read more about what do to at The Forks here.
Kids will love the newly-renovated Manitoba Children’s Museum where they can climb a four-storey Lasagna Lookout as they dodge meatballs and crawl through a fettuccine tunnel. Read more about the Children’s Museum here.
Get the best view of the city on Tavern United’s rooftop patio and kick back with a pint while you watch the big game on a towering 24-ft screen at 4Play Sports Bar. For elegant fine dining slurp back oysters at Lobby on York and snack on creative plates perfect for sharing at Eat! Bistro.
Come September, Broadway comes to life during ManyFest when a dazzling light display, music, food, wine and a bike festival hits the streets.
While you’re downtown, be sure to check out some of the city’s top attractions including the world-renowned Winnipeg Art Gallery famous for its collection of modern Inuit art or the Manitoba Museum where history comes to life with dramatic walk-through settings of a 17th century ship and a life-sized model of Winnipeg circa 1920.
For more information on downtown events, shopping and dining visit www.tourismwinnipeg.com.