Large Business of the Year

Winnipeg Tourism Large Business of the Year Award of Distinction

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Presented to a tourism business, facility, event or attraction with more than 20 employees that provides exceptional visitor experiences that result in high levels of customer satisfaction through product development and/or services.

Award Nominees

The Forks North Portage Partnership - Award Winner

The Forks continues to be one of Winnipeg’s best attended tourist attractions, featuring some of the city’s most popular events, shops and restaurants. Since 2015, the number of people walking through the door has increased by 23 per cent. Powering this growth is the addition of local food vendors to The Common, including Fools and Horses, Red Ember, and Passero. The Forks was also a hub for the Canada Summer Games and Canada 150 celebrations where more than 100,000 people celebrated together with 11 nights of world-class entertainment.

Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West

Welcoming 120,000 guests annually, the Holiday Inn Airport West knows that excellent customer service helps distinguish itself.  Emphasizing consistently great service, the hotel’s guest service scores have remained in the top 10 per cent of hotels across all of North America. Having just completed a two-year, $10-million renovation that saw their interior redone from top to bottom, the hotel has a new open and welcoming lobby, comfortable and modern rooms, and banquet space for events of all types and sizes.

The Real Escape

The Real Escape has elevated the quality of escape rooms in order to provide one of Winnipeg’s best entertainment experiences. The company has grown from one to eight separate rooms since they opened in 2014. Their dedicated staff’s commitment to quality entertainment has paid off – the company’s revenue has increased by more than 500 per cent since 2015. The company is currently rated the number one thing to do for fun and games in Winnipeg on TripAdvisor.