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Where to stay in Winnipeg

There are 349 vacation rentals available in Winnipeg, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that falls within your budget for your next vacation. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of homes from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. Affordable vacation rentals in Winnipeg start at a nightly rate of $17, with 20% of properties priced under $52 per night. Whether you’re travelling on your own, spending quality time with your significant other, or planning a trip for a group of 8 family members or friends, we can match you with a rental in Winnipeg that meets your needs. Plus, staying in Winnipeg will give you close access to popular local attractions like Kildonan Park and Children's Museum. Finding your dream vacation rental at a reasonable cost has never been this easy! Start planning the trip you’ve been dreaming of with VacationRenter.

Where Is Winnipeg Located?

The capital city of the Canadian province of Manitoba, Winnipeg is located an hour south of both Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg, 70 miles north of the Canada and United States border. The 2,000 square mile metropolitan area is home to a population of less than 800,000 people.

What Is Winnipeg Known For?

Winnipeg’s topography is flat as it lies in a wide river valley, found at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, known as “The Forks.” This swath of Canada is known as the Prairie Provinces in conjunction with Alberta and Saskatchewan. Winnipeg is as diverse, tolerant, and friendly as one might expect in any Canadian city. There are 100 languages spoken in Winnipeg, with Filipino Tagalog being the second most common language after English; while the French-speaking population is the largest west of Ontario. While many people don’t choose Winnipeg as a holiday destination, visitors might be surprised to find a wealth of culture, entertainment, history, sports events, festivals, and shopping all within close proximity to expansive nature.

A Quick Guide to Winnipeg

  • Canadian Royal Mint: All Canadian coins are produced in Winnipeg’s Canadian Royal Mint, in addition to those for 60 other world governments. The guided tour takes just under an hour. Plus, there is a museum and boutique to purchase a unique souvenir.
  • St. Boniface Basilica: The 100-year old facade of St. Boniface Basilica has been included in the redesigned and rebuilt Catholic cathedral after the original was mostly lost to a fire in 1968. The rose window, which remains vacant, perfectly frames the sky. The basilica remains the primary church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manitoba and is located downtown facing the Red River.
  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights: The first museum dedicated to the evolution and future of human rights, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is housed in a contemporary building with a wrapped and layered glass facade. Visiting this museum results in an immersive experience that’s meant to sensitively evoke inspiration and conversation.
  • Esplanade Riel: A cable-stayed pedestrian bridge connecting downtown Winnipeg to St. Boniface, Esplanade Riel stands out gleaming white on the city’s skyline and is the only bridge in North America that includes a restaurant in the center.
  • Winnipeg Walkway: Winnipeg Walkway consists of a network of more than 14 skyways and seven tunnels, connecting 38 buildings in downtown Winnipeg, built to protect its pedestrians from weather and traffic. Another separate and unconnected network in the Civic Centre district connects the three buildings of Civic Centre to the four buildings of Manitoba Centennial Centre.

Popular Destinations Near Winnipeg

  • Grand Beach Provincial Park: One hour northeast of the city center on the southern shores of the Lake Winnipeg lies a little village and state beach with white sand beaches and grassy dunes. At Grand Beach Provincial Park, you can swim, hike, windsurf, or camp. There is much to do in the park and plenty of places to eat and stay in the neighboring twin towns of Grand Beach and Grand Marais.
  • Churchill & The Northern Lights: At the most northern edge of Manitoba on Hudson Bay is a little community that is famous for being one of the top three places in the world to see the Northern Lights. Though remote, the Churchill area is served by the regional Churchill Airport. The peak season for seeing the Northern Lights is January through March, but there is a possibility of seeing some light activity 300 days per year, in addition to polar bears in the fall and beluga whales in the summer. There is a Tundra Buggy Tour operator to see it all from the safety and warmth of a reinforced, elevated vehicle.

Best Neighborhoods in Winnipeg

  • The Exchange District: A National Historic Site near downtown, The Exchange District is often seen as the commercial and cultural hub, as it is home to the theatre district — including Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Old Market Square is also the host to many of the city’s festivals.
  • The Forks Market: An intentionally developed marketplace neighborhood on a historic site, The Forks Market houses 50 food and wine vendors, 300 Canadian artisan vendors, and draws four million visitors annually. The neighborhood also includes a historic river port, a riverside park, and one of the largest skate parks in Canada. Forks Market is also home to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Manitoba Children’s Museum, and in winter, one of the longest skating rinks in the world, Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail on the Assiniboine River.
  • Osborne Village: As the most densely populated neighborhood in Winnipeg, Osborne Village has a history dating back to 1882, when the Osborne Street Bridge was constructed. Known as the colorful, artists’ village, street performers and street art are found on nearly every corner all summer. The Osborne Village neighborhood is host to many music venues and dance studios, in addition to 10 acres of parks and 175 businesses.
  • St. Boniface: St. Boniface is the seat of the French-speaking Manitoban community and host to many historical landmarks including St. Boniface Cathedral, Royal Canadian Mint, Esplanade Riel, and Provencher Bridge.
  • Croydon Ave.: The trendy spot of Croydon Ave. is best for shopping and dining in a variety of cafes and restaurants with sidewalk seating. The area, also known as Little Italy, is bursting with life as a social hotspot in summer.

Home-types in Winnipeg

Winnipeg has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Winnipeg:

Points of interests in Winnipeg

Winnipeg has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Winnipeg:
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