Located just steps away from Winnipeg’s most famous intersection, Portage and Main, the Fairmont Winnipeg is a luxurious escape in this historic Prairie city. The hotel has 340 rooms and suites which includes the option for guests to upgrade their stay by staying in one of the Fairmont Gold suites and rooms.
One of the best features of the Fairmont Winnipeg is the view. The large windows in each guest room allow you to see some of the best areas in the city from the historic Exchange District, the famous corner of Portage and Main and the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, now known as The Forks National Park, where fur traders met centuries ago. From the Fairmont Gold lounge, you can even catch a glimpse of the impressive architectural gem, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
Dine On-site at the Fairmont Winnipeg
Treat yourself while in town at the on-site restaurant, Velvet Glove, at the Fairmont Winnipeg. The restaurant offers seasonal Manitoban flavours in a contemporary atmosphere in the fine dining room and the bar. From locally sourced game meats to Eastern European comfort foods like pierogi, Velvet Glove’s menu tells the story of both Manitoba’s culinary history as well as the future of food innovation in the province.
What to do in Winnipeg
If you’re planning a weekend away in Winnipeg, there is so much to see and do in the city you’ll be itching to come back for longer. With only a few days to spare, some of the city’s main highlights include The Forks and the nearby Canadian Museum of Human Rights as well as the 80-acre Assiniboine Park Zoo which includes the award-winning Journey to Churchill exhibit. If you’re looking for a few souvenirs, shop local in Winnipeg’s Design District to find something special to bring homemade in Winnipeg at shops like Boomerang 360 or from a local designer like Lennard Taylor Design Studio or Hilary Druxman Design.
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