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Things to do in Downtown, Winnipeg

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“One of the most unique museums - must see exhibitions - with a fabulous architecture and great views over the city.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Skate Park
“A fun and historical site located in the heart of Winnipeg. A great way to spend time outside in any season. The Common offers a wide variety of food, drinks and souvenirs.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“"The WAG features an impressive collection of over 27,000 artworks spanning centuries, cultures, and media. We are at the forefront of promoting Manitoba and Canadian artists nationwide and abroad. Our exhibitions are supported by a diverse mix of programs, events, and partnerships."”
  • 39 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“This is a modern multipurpose arena situated in the centre of downtown Winnipeg. There are many large groups and artist which perform here when the Manitoba Moose or Winnipeg Jets are not trying their best to beat their rivals. Given its location it is easily accessible using public transportation and there are nearby options for refreshment before the event along with options for libations.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Nature
“Winnipeg’s historic gathering place, and it is less than a 10 minute walk away!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“a great museum, give a great history of Manitoba. the Nonsuch boat is an absolute must.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Winnipeg’s grandest building is also its most mysterious- filled with hieroglyphics, freemasonry and mythological creatures. heartland travel.ca/book-a-tour/hermetic-code-tours-of-mb-legislative-building ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Amazing place for breakfast or lunch, less than a 10 minute walk away. A must do when visiting Winnipeg.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“So much to see and do, just by walking around the neighborhood. Great food! Great spots for a glass of wine! Great local distilleries! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Since Deer + Almond opened in 2012, it has gained a strong following of diners that swear by their eclectic lunch and dinner menus. The restaurant is a loud and bustling hotspot and has appeared on many best-of lists thanks to creative dishes like Korean fried chicken and smoked lamb ragout. The cocktails, too, are well above average. We recommend tippling on the tree planters punch or the refreshing basil smash. I went here with friends and we loved there tapas-style dining it made it perfect for sharing and getting to try a bit of everything which you will definitely want to do. The atmosphere and the ever-changing menu make it the perfect place to go out for a night.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“If you're looking for a casual local pub, King's Head is your spot. Live music, patio, food, drinks, pub games (pool and darts) and TVs to watch the game. Located in the historic exchange district across from The Cube outdoor stage. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“So much seeing area, to take you laptop and do some work or hangout with friends. They serve, food, coffee and cocktails...bus friendly location.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Store
“Amazing adventure for children. Lots to see & interact with. Often offer special programs seasonally.”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Charming character space with amazing food! Wednesday is 'Buck-A-Shuck' after 5:30pm. Great menu!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located downtown and easily accessed by the two nearby transit routes. Inside this mall are all kinds of things, though I am especially a fan of the food court, and in particular the place that sells Punjabi food (this would be an excellent moment to remember its name). Either catch the 15 eastbound on Mountain Avenue just west of Salter (in front of Alexia's), or catch the southbound 38 on Salter just north of Mountain Avenue (in front of the Legion). Get off at Edmonton Street on Portage Avenue, and you're there (if you took the 38, you'll need to cross Portage Avenue once you get off the bus).”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“South American steaks, wines & other dishes served in brick-lined surrounds with a patio & lounge. My brother and I often go here for dinner and love the laid back atmosphere. The food is always amazing and they have a bit of everything we normally order the ---- dish which is perfect for two people and you can try a bit of everything.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“Amazing place for breakfast or lunch, less than a 10 minute walk away. A must do when visiting Winnipeg.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
“If you're looking for a casual local pub, King's Head is your spot. Live music, patio, food, drinks, pub games (pool and darts) and TVs to watch the game. Located in the historic exchange district across from The Cube outdoor stage. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“So much seeing area, to take you laptop and do some work or hangout with friends. They serve, food, coffee and cocktails...bus friendly location.”
  • 20 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Charming character space with amazing food! Wednesday is 'Buck-A-Shuck' after 5:30pm. Great menu!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“South American steaks, wines & other dishes served in brick-lined surrounds with a patio & lounge. My brother and I often go here for dinner and love the laid back atmosphere. The food is always amazing and they have a bit of everything we normally order the ---- dish which is perfect for two people and you can try a bit of everything.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Hy’s is dining at its finest, seating patrons in its elegant and lavish dining room, and serving them refined classics such as escargot, beef tartare and steaks cooked to order. With a wine selection spanning over 100 vintages, this steakhouse is sure to please your inner aficionado. If you prefer privacy while you dine, Hy’s offers a secluded dining room that that is perfect for romance or business meetings.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing sushi! This restaurant draws in sushi lovers from all over the city. They have been around for years, possibly decades, and know what they are doing when it comes to sushi and bento boxes. Try the Ben roll! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Dive Bar
“Winnipeg’s finest honky-tonk, featuring the best in live music and a commitment to community and culture. Our mottos are “you’re all good people with excellent taste in music” and “we gotta lotta livin’ to do, let’s do it together!”
  • 11 locals recommend

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