Eleven travel journalists descended on a wintry Winnipeg to experience the hottest attractions and celebrations the city has to offer. Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg teamed up to host Winnipeg's Hot N' Cold, In N' Out 4-Day Winter Breakaway media trip February 11-15.
The travel journalists came from across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. bringing their stories back for publications including National Geographic Traveler, Le Devoir, Western Living, In Magazine, and the book The Great Canadian Bucket List.
The group were treated to some of Winnipeg's iconic attractions, including Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Thermëa spa. They also got to experience some local favourites from the Red River Mutual Trail at The Forks to Festival du Voyageur to RAW: almond.
Local media were invited to join the travel journalists as they took a tour of the warming huts at The Forks. Norie Quintos with National Geographic Traveler told cbc.ca that "[Winnipeg] was a great choice. I actually volunteered to do it, and I would do it again."
"This winter media trip capitalizes on the momentum and interest from travel media having just hosted GoMedia Canada Marketplace in summer 2014, along with being able to showcase so many new and one-of-a-kind winter attractions in Winnipeg," said Cathy Senecal, manager of global travel media relations for Travel Manitoba."
Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg thank our partners in showcasing Winnipeg as Canada's hottest winter city: Mere Hotel, The Forks North Portage Partnership, O Tours, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Festival du Voyageur, Thermëa, and CDEM.