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Watch the Blue Bombers, antique shop in the Exchange District, cross Provencher Bridge to St. Boniface, learn about the Métis.
Oasis, Elton John and Bryan Adams have all played in Winnipeg; now, the stage is lit and another world headliner is about to bring down the house at the MTS Centre, one of the busiest entertainment venues on the planet. It’s just another night out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a city humming with live rock and blues, gay clubs, international festivals, classical concerts and world-famous ballet.
Winnipeg’s history began more than 6,000 years ago at “The Forks,” a historic port where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet. The Forks is still your starting point for exploring the multicultural mosaic of this vibrant city; it’s home to covered market stalls, colourful shops and ethnic food kiosks. Sightsee along the Assiniboine Riverwalk or cross the footbridge to St. Boniface and step into the lively French Quarter. Tour the landmark St. Boniface Cathedral; hear the tale of historic hero Louis Riel and dine out on warm francophone hospitality along revitalized Provencher Boulevard.
Stay in the city for popular summer gigs like the Winnipeg Folk Festival and The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Dine at upscale restaurants that are earning accolades for top Prairie fare (think fresh pickerel and bison ribs). Or do as the locals do and book a lakeside cottage getaway within an hour’s drive of the city. At Grand Beach on Lake Winnipeg you can kiteboard and windsurf, canoe, swim and sail. In winter, it’s the place to be for ice fishing, snowmobiling and smooth-as-silk cross-country skiing.