Wendy’s Winnipeg Travel Guide
PLACES TO STAY
The Mere overlooks the historic Red River. Located in the Waterfront district which features many new condo buildings and walking paths, Mere’s “perfection is refined and beautiful. Simplicity, nothing less, nothing more.” Mere is elegant and inspiring with an artistic contemporary design and refreshing architecture.
The Fort Garry Hotel is a landmark luxury hotel. They call it the “Castle Away from Home”. This iconic hotel is a 100-year-old historic property in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Throughout its history, it has been the accommodation of choice for celebrities right through to the average Winnipegger. This hotel is directly linked to the historic glamour railway travel in Canada. Built in 1913 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, it is constructed in the Chateau style, a distinctly Canadian form of architecture, which can be seen in many Canadian Railway hotels. Dining in the hotel is known for its’ pure elegance and culinary experience. The award winning Sunday Brunch is a must for all those visiting Winnipeg. The Palm Lounge features live, local music nightly. The Ten Spa is a world class spa which features Canada’s only co-ed Turkish Bath. It is a luxurious therapeutic retreat.
PLACES TO EAT
Some of my very favorites:
Bistro 7 ¼ is known for its luxurious comfort food, vibrant personality and warm hospitality. Ask to be seated at the Chef’s table to get up close and personal with the action. Reservations in advance are a must.
Latin American, French and Tapas. Gorgeous ambiance, fabulous food and knowledgeable staff set this bistro apart from others.
A romantic and cozy ambiance. The fish tacos and seafood specials are my favourites.
PLACES TO SHOP
Winnipeg has many wonderful boutique décor stores. A few of my favourites include:
- These 4 Walls, 167 Stafford Street
- Kesay, 693 Taylor Avenue
- My favorite, owned by a personal friend, Mike Goreski; Scandinavian.modern – The best of mid century modern furniture and design
Enjoy a quiet place to stroll along shady paths surrounded by greenery and amazing sculptured works by artist Dr. Leo Mol. The muted sounds of nature along with the gentle splashing of the fountains creates an environment that calms the mind and soul.
The Forks – the quintessential Winnipeg experience. The railway yards of the past have given way to a fusion of shopping, dining, walking and art in a way that truly creates a meeting place at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.
This market is a great adventure for all ages. There is nothing you cannot find at this Farmers Market. Check the local paper to find specific dates and times the market is open.