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Two Days In Winnipeg

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A November 2008 trip to Winnipeg by MilwVon

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Quote: Winnipeg was the start/end point for my Churchill Nature Tours' polar bear adventure. With a day on each end of that grand adventure, the question was "What is there to see or do here in Winnipeg?"

Explore Manitoba Centre

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Attraction | "Learn About Manitoba Here"

Explore Manitoba Centre Photo, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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This is a nice visitors center at The Forks where tourists can learn more about Manitoba and the culture of the people native to this high plains Canadian province.When you first walk in, it will look like just about any other visitors center you've seen in a hundred cities, states or provinces. A main desk with a cheery greeter, who is probably a volunteer, ready to tell you just about anything you want to know about their community. On this day, it was slow, as evidenced by their overwhelming desire to help us find something in Winnipeg to do on this fall afternoon.Along the wall opposite the desk were racks and racks, rows and rows of fliers, brochures and pamphlets on all...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2008

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1 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
+1 204 945 3777

Forks Market

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Attraction | "Dining & Shopping at The Forks"

Forks Market Photo, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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With just one afternoon available to explore Winnipeg and with empty tummies, it seemed that "The Forks" was a natural choice. Unsure how to get there we asked the folks in the hotel who suggested a taxi. After the $15 CDN cab ride across town, we arrived at the area known as The Forks, where the junction of the Assiniboine River where it meets the Red River. A popular spot for locals and tourists, it was a nice area to walk around on a Saturday afternoon.Inside the market plaza were a number of dining booths and mall type shops. It felt like "state fair meets flea market" with the eclectic assortment of goods sold here. Of particular interest, although we had no reason to buy, were t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2008

Forks Market
1 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
+1 204 942 6309; +1

Forks Market

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Restaurant | "Good Lunch Spot"

Forks Market Photo, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Located right along the riverwalk area of The Forks, Beachcombers was a nice find for lunch on our first (and only) day in Winnipeg. You enter through the marketplace at The Forks, and walk through the mall like maze of booths and shops. At the back end of the mall you will come to the restaurant.They have two dining areas, the main restaurant and a more open bar with large windows facing the public open space of The Forks along the river. We opted for the bar area, so as to enjoy the view of the crisp fall afternoon outside our windows. This area was bustling with what we assumed to be primarily locals, afterall, it is November and this is hardly primetime for tourism.We s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 15, 2008

Forks Market
1 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L9
+1 204 942 6309; +1

1800 Bistro

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Restaurant | "Decent for a Hotel Restaurant & Lounge"

1800 Bistro Photo, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Both evenings that we were in Winnipeg our group enjoyed time in the lounge for an adult beverage (or two) and dinner with our tour group friends. Saturday night in the lounge was very dead, even the regular bartender was off for the evening. The poor young lady who was hostessing was also doubling as the barmaid. She seemed to do OK but most were not willing to be to exotic with their drink choices.What a difference a few days makes in that when we returned on Wednesday evening, the lounge was hopping. Lots of what appeared to be business men enjoying the CFL (Canadian Football League) on the televisions while have a beverage and snack of their choice. Our little group of four girls ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 15, 2008

1800 Bistro
Hilton Suites - Airport - 1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg R3H 1B2
(204) 783-1700

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport

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Hotel | "Very Comfortable Accommodations"

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Photo, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Upon our arrival to Winnipeg we were able to call for the complimentary shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. A friendly young man promptly arrived and whisked us over to the hotel. I say "us" as I connected in Minneapolis with my new found friends Cindy, Susan and Celeste from Indianapolis. It was really nice to have made the acquaintance of Cindy months before this trip through TripAdvisor. By this time, we were already like new BFFs.I got checked into the room ahead of my roommate that I was doubled up with by the tour operator, so I was able to snap up some photos of our two room suite. It was very spacious and open. In the bedroom was all that you would expect in a hote...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2008

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport
1800 WELLINGTON AVENUE
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H1B2
204-783-1700