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Winnipeg, MB Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 55
Total Sleeping Rooms 11,552
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 260
Committable Meeting Rooms* 23
Convention Center Space 160,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 78,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 78,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate CAD $162
Average Daily Meal Cost CAD $126
Average Weekly Car Rental CAD $348
*Maximum for a single hotel

Winnipeg, MB Things to Do and Attractions

Dalnavert Museum

Built for Sir Hugh John Macdonald, briefly Premier of Manitoba and son of Canada's first prime minister, the beautiful Dalnavert home has been restored to its original 1895 state. A great example of Queen Anne Revival architecture, the house features

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The Forks

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Entertainment, commerce and history combine at Winnipeg's number 1 tourist attraction, which was also voted among Forbes Traveler's Top 25 Canadian attractions. Guests can stroll along the Wall Through Time, which tells the story of Winnipeg's

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Manitoba Legislative Building

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Opened in 1920 as the meeting place for the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, the Manitoba Legislative Building is a sight to see. A graceful Beaux Arts-style structure, the building is constructed of locally quarried Tyndell stone mottled with

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Manitoba Museum

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A combination planetarium and science and history museum, Manitoba Museum presents an all-encompassing look at Manitoba's past and present. Children love the Science Gallery, where they can experience weightlessness or create a cartoon at one of over

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Ross House Museum

Ross House stands out as an admirable example of a Red River frame house. Also known as "poteau sur sole," this was a popular construction technique in the 19th century Red River Settlement. William Ross, son of a Scottish fur trader who married the

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Royal Canadian Mint

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The glass half-pyramid housing the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg is one of the city's top attractions. Known as the techno-wonder of the minting world, the manufacturing plant's 41 high-speed coining presses can turn out an impressive 15 million

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Winnipeg Art Gallery

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The city's largest art museum, the Winnipeg Art Gallery boasts the world's largest collection of contemporary Inuit art with over 10,000 carvings, paintings, textiles and drawings on display. Also unique is the gallery's Gort Collection of late

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Exchange District

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The Exchange District is considered by many to contain the most extensive collection of turn-of-the-century architecture on the continent. The 150 buildings in the distinguished 20-block neighborhood display a range of architectural styles that

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Manitoba Theatre Centre

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Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Manitoba Theatre Centre is Canada's first English-speaking regional theater. Founded in 1958, the community-based centre was the model for regional theaters throughout North America. The company produces

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Winnipeg Casinos

Though each has over 800 slot machines along with table games such as baccarat, roulette and bingo, Winnipeg's two top casinos have vastly different settings. Brightly colored flowers, swaying palm trees and the chirping of tropical birds transform

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Alive

Tired of pretentious clubs and bars catering only to the younger set, the owners of Alive created this popular nightspot to remind guests that "life doesn't end at 25!" Now attracting both local celebrities and well-known actors such as Dennis Quaid

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The Lounge at the Fairmont

Rated the number 1 lounge in the city, the Lounge at the Fairmont Winnipeg is a charming spot to enjoy a quiet night of cocktails and good conversation. Claiming the largest and finest selection of single malt scotches and vodkas from around the

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The Palm Lounge

For classic elegance, locals head to the Palm Lounge in the historic Fort Garry Hotel. Located downtown close to Union Station, the chateau-style hotel was built in 1910 as one of Canada's great railway accommodations, hosting such guests as Louis

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Palomino Club

Celebrating 20 years as a premier Canadian hotspot, Palomino Club has seen over two million guests walk through its doors. Showcasing the best live entertainment in Winnipeg, Palomino invites guests to enjoy the sounds of a range of genres, from

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Tavern United

Located in the former Eaton's Powerhouse Building and attached to the MTS Centre downtown, Tavern United is a contemporary British pub with various domestic and European brews on tap. The rooftop patio, with its rose garden and fabulous views of the

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Downtown Winnipeg Bus Tours

The Transit Heritage Downtown Winnipeg Bus Tours, run by Heartland International Travel and Tours, ferry guests throughout the city on a restored 1937 Winnipeg Transit bus. Stops on the one-and-a-half-hour journey include the Old Fort Garry Gate,

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Paddlewheel River Boats

Operating for over 39 years, Paddlewheel River Boat, Ltd., offers sightseeing, dinner and dance cruises on the Winnipeg waters. The afternoon sightseeing cruises aboard the M.S. Paddlewheel Queen include a narrative commentary and a cocktail and

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Taste Culinary Series 2008

As a multicultural city known for good food and a wide variety of restaurants, Winnipeg offers both visitors and locals the opportunity to join editors of Ciao! magazine on afternoon tours to Manitoba's food suppliers. Unique stops include Stonewood

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Fusion Grill

Inside a quirky orange and blue building, the Fusion Grill appears surprisingly sophisticated with soft blue and gray walls adorned by local artwork. This cozy restaurant located in the exclusive River Heights neighborhood specializes in Manitoba

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Mirlycourtois

Though Michelin-starred chef Bernard Mirlycourtois hails from Beaune, Burgundy, he has decided to follow in the footsteps of his chef father in Canada. Lured by the great fishing in Manitoba's 100,000 lakes, Mirlycourtois was originally chef for the

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Oui Bistro and Wine Bar

Antique mirrors, an opal-black ceiling and soft leather banquettes give Oui Bistro and Wine Bar a distinct Parisian flare. Located in the trendy Exchange District, the bar and restaurant draws a chic crowd with its bistro-style dishes, such as seared

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Sydney's At The Forks

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Operating under a self-described "no limits" philosophy, Sydney's at The Forks blends Asian, French and Italian influences to create its celebrated fare. Within the brick walls next to glowing fireplaces, diners at Sydney's savor entrees such as

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Fort Gibraltar

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Originally built at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, Fort Gibraltar was a post for fur trade of the French North West Company, a major competitor of the Hudson's Bay Company in the early 19th century. Today, led by costumed guides

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Lower Fort Garry

The oldest stone fur trading post still intact in North America, Lower Fort Garry is also recognized as the place where Treaty #1 was signed between Queen Victoria and the Chippewa and Swampy Cree tribes. In 1831, Hudson's Bay Company established the

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Manitoba Children's Museum

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With six permanent galleries that encourage learning through play, the Manitoba Children's Museum's is housed in the oldest surviving train repair facility in the province. At All Aboard, guests can get on a fully-restored 1952 diesel train engine

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Prairie Dog Central Railway

Climbing aboard one of the five vintage railway coaches built in the early 1900s, visitors to the Prairie Dog Central Railway begin a 3.5-hour trip from historic Inkster Station to one of two destinations. At Grosse Isle, guests can explore the Prime

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Assiniboine Park

The city's major playground, Assiniboine Park spans 368 acres. With something for nearly everyone, the park features baseball diamonds, a cricket pitch, volleyball courts, soccer fields, a hot air balloon field, inline skating and jogging tracks,

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Assiniboine Park Conservatory

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The Assiniboine Park Conservatory offers at least 10 colorful displays each year, as well as amateur art from local artists. Dating from 1914, the conservatory's Palm House is a tropical jungle where visitors stroll under tropical trees and among

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Assiniboine Park Zoo

Though its collection is always changing, the Assiniboine Park Zoo boasts 4,257 animals representing 409 species, many of which are threatened or endangered. The park's tropical house is well-known for its hundreds of birds, monkeys and reptiles, and

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Grand Beach

Beaches are generally not the first to come to mind when thinking of Canada, but the popular and gorgeous Grand Beach is less than one hour from Winnipeg. A stretch of three kilometers of white sand, Grand Beach is a great spot to lie out in the sun,

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FortWhyte Alive

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This 600-acre FortWhyte Alive facility, created around old cement quarries, duplicates the prairies, lakes, forests and wetlands of Manitoba. Designed to educate guests about nature and the environment, FortWhyte Alive is a recreational wonderland

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Oak Hammock Marsh

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Named Canada's Best Outdoor Site by Attractions Canada, Oak Hammock Marsh is a Canadian treasure located 20 minutes north of downtown. Home to 25 specials of mammals and 300 species of birds, along with various reptiles and fish, the 8,900-acre marsh

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Winnipeg Golf

A golfer's dream, Winnipeg has 25 courses scattered around the city. Dating back to 1921, the Kildonan Park Golf Course was responsible for introducing golf to the province. Today, it remains in excellent condition and boasts five par-3 courses.

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