Best Areas to Stay in Winnipeg, Canada

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Where to stay in Winnipeg – A guide to the capital of Manitoba

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, located in southern Canada, not far from the American border.

Hard winters are typical in most cities in Canada, and Winnipeg is no exception. During this season of -20 ºC (-4ºF), the city is perfect for ice skating, and events such as the Festival du Voyageur.

The city has an extensive transport network that includes buses, light rail services and taxis. Travellers can reach Winnipeg through the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, located north of the city.

Winnipeg has historic buildings and numerous parks, such as Assiniboine Park and Birds Hill Provincial Park. It is also surrounded by many lakes where you can go fishing.

It also has a wide cultural diversity, with a population that speaks more than 20 languages and all kinds of ethnic groups, especially in the festivals held each year.

Other attractions to see in Winnipeg are the murals depicted in several downtown buildings and neighbourhoods in the city, as well as museums, and theaters.

The best area to stay in Winnipeg is, definitely, Winnipeg City Center since it is full of shops, nightclubs, and restaurants, as well as for housing many festivals celebrated in the city. See accommodation in Winnipeg City Centre.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The best areas to stay in Winnipeg, Manitoba

1. Our favorite area: Winnipeg City Centre (Downtown Winnipeg)

Downtown Winnipeg is near the Red River and the Assiniboine and is the oldest urban area of ​​the city. In this area, you will find most shops in the city and hotels for any kind of traveler.

Those who stay in downtown Winnipeg will have easy access to many shops and food outlets, historic buildings such as the Winnipeg town hall, the Manitoba Museum or the planetarium, as well as access to the Union Station for trains.

In addition to Union Station, Winnipeg City Centre is connected by buses to move to other parts of the city, making it one of the best areas to stay in Winnipeg without a car.

Other points of interest include the Museum of Natural History, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and its architecture with a mixture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Downtown Winnipeg is one of the best areas to stay in Winnipeg for its hotels, shops, restaurants and the opportunity to enjoy all the entertainment in the city.

Best areas to stay in Winnipeg - City Centre (Downtown Winnipeg)

Best areas to stay in Winnipeg – City Centre(Downtown Winnipeg)

Accommodation in Winnipeg City Centre - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Winnipeg City Centre – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Winnipeg:

  • Best area to stay without a car
  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Close to the city’s attractions

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

The Fort Garry Hotel

This historic hotel, located in downtown Winnipeg, 7 km from the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, offers a full-service spa, gym, indoor pool, rooms with bathrobes and free Wi-Fi.

from CA$129
Budget

Holiday Inn & Suites Winnipeg Downtown

This hotel is located in downtown Winnipeg, a 5-minute walk from the Winnipeg Art Gallery. It offers a restaurant, a lounge and an indoor pool, plus a hot tub.

from CA$84
Luxury

Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg

This Winnipeg hotel is connected to the Winnipeg Convention Center by Skywalk and features indoor and outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. All rooms and common areas at Delta Hotels Winnipeg offer free Wi-Fi.

from CA$299
 

 

 

2. Fort Garry

Fort Garry is another recommended area to stay in Winnipeg. This district is located south of Winnipeg and is known for being a residential and ethnically diverse area, being home to the majority of foreigners in the city.

A plus for those staying in this area of Winnipeg is the ease of moving to other areas due to the availability of many bus routes.

Nearby Fort Garry are popular sites such as the Assiniboine Park and the Ed Leith Cretaceous archaeological museum, which displays a collection of dinosaur skeletons and huge types of fish.

Fort Garry is located a few minutes from the University of Manitoba, so bars and restaurants are common, frequented by a cheerful youth community.

The district of Fort Garry is another of the best areas to stay in Winnipeg, as it offers tourists a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, but without missing out on the fun of a good trip.

Where to stay in Winnipeg - Fort Garry

Where to stay in Winnipeg – Fort Garry

Accommodation in Fort Garry - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Fort Garry – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Winnipeg:

  • Peaceful area
  • Great transport connections
  • Museums and attractions

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Holiday Inn Winnipeg South

This Winnipeg, Manitoba hotel features a restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. There is a free shuttle service to Winnipeg International Airport, just 11.7 km away.

from CA$109
Budget

Manitopia

Offering free WiFi, Manitopia is located in Winnipeg, 12 km from Forks Market. The property is 12 km from the MTS Center. The Canadian Museum of Human Rights is 12 km away.

from CA$44
Luxury

Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites

The Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites is located in Winnipeg and features an indoor pool, a fitness center and free Wi-Fi. The Manitoba Museum is 10 minutes away by car.

from CA$129
 

 

 

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