Testimonials

From rave reviews to gushing praise, see what people are saying about Winnipeg.

I was in Winnipeg this past October and had a great time. The people were very hospitable, we in the Maritimes, pride ourselves on being friendly but we have nothing on you folks. I also wanted to mention that the Spirit bus was just great, I used it often. One of the very best vacations I have had. Thanks Winnipeggers!
- Irene, Maritimes

“Lovely place. Charming, accessible. The people are very friendly and social. Lots of good places to get a drink, listen to music. Very surprised to find this very vibrant art community there.”
- Timothy Olyphant, actor. Toronto Star

“The prairies may bore the pants off drivers, but Winnipeg never falls flat on attractions – or heart.”
- Joanna Fultz, Canadian Geographic Travel

“Touching down in the largest city in Manitoba, Winnipeg, I quickly realized that this city had a very rich past that people were very proud of.”
- Frances Kiradjian, Travel Mole

“Recognized as a hotbed of artistic talent, Winnipeg has a reputation for cold, sunny winters and warm, welcoming folks – a Prairie trademark.”
- Chris Johns, CTC Media Centre Stories

“Trading our wilderness wardrobe for strappy shoes and urban wear, we returned to Manitoba’s capital and were surprised by the multicultural explosion that is Winnipeg.”
- Los Angeles Times

“Saunter east across the stunning cabled Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge and enter a Winnipeg neighbourhood where bistros, boutiques and bilingual conversations spill from Provencher Boulevard, the grand tree-lined street that runs through the heart of the city’s Quartier Francais.”
- Barbara Edie, up! Magazine

“On Winnipeg’s Corydon Avenue, hungry visitors can find everything from pasta to perogies, gelato to gyoza. This walkable, European-style neighbourhood is known as Manitoba’s largest outdoor shopping centre for its many boutiques and cafes. But we love it best for its abundance of perfect, people-watching patios.”
- Joanne Sasvari, Wine Access

“Square Peg? No way. Winnipeg’s summer sizzle includes excellent festivals, sun that shines with astonishing brightness and some of the best white silica sand beaches right outside [its] doorstep.”
- Karen Burshtein, National Post

“Part picturesque Prairie town, part metropolitan centre and 100-percent fashionista playground, this city is packed with great galleries, restaurants and, of course, superhot shops.”
- Christine Laroche, LouLou Magazine

“For those who choose the car-bound trek to Winnipeg, its plethora of theaters and museums, bars, restaurants and concert venues are prime entertainment destinations. The city also houses a thriving off-the-beaten path indie scene.”
- Jason Zabel and Ian Power, Minnesota Daily (U of Minnesota)

“Homemade meets hip as some of Winnipeg’s finest restaurants do creative interpretations of global fare.”
- Michele Peterson, onAir (Air Canada)

“Long regarded as little more than the perogy capital of Canada, Winnipeg has a surprising array of lip-smacking foodie experiences for those willing to follow their taste buds off the beaten path.”
- John Lee, VIA Destinations

“If you haven’t visited yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.”
- Michele Sponagle, Good Times Magazine


 

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