Things to Do

New this year, a map with recommended restaurants and sights pinned for easy navigation: Winnipeg Highlights for CAGC Delegates

 

Sights / Shopping

The Forks is the city’s meeting place with 54 sprawling acres of shopping, parkland, river walkways, restaurants and entertainment, and a history that spans more than 6,000 years.

 

Explore Winnipeg’s diverse neighbourhoods, such as the historic Exchange District, the French Quarter of St. Boniface, or the boho chic Osborne Village.

 

Marvel at the grace of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, hop aboard the Nonsuch – a full-size replica trading ship at The Manitoba Museum, or visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery, home to the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art.

 

Visit Assiniboine Park Zoo’s new polar bear exhibit, “Journey to Churchill” and see polar bears and seals swim overhead or peruse the new.

 

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is the only museum in the world dedicated to human rights education and awareness.

 

 

Where to Eat / Drink?

 

Vegan Options = Vegan Options                    Vegetarian Options = Vegetarian Options

 

PUBS, BREWERIES, COCKTAILS

 

Little Brown Jug – local brewery serving their staple 1919 Belgian Pale Ale (in reference to the local hops as well as the Winnipeg General Strike). Located in the Exchange District with an outdoor patio.

 

Forth – Trendy coffee shop boasting a rooftop patio and a cocktail lounge.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Patent 5 Distillery and Tasting Room – A distillery which makes creative craft cocktail and punches to please all tastes. Vegan cocktails available.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

The Cornerstone – delicious cocktails and local beer as well as food in Osborne Village.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

The Roost – if you want to venture to Corydon Avenue, the Roost has a unique selection of cocktails served on an intimate rooftop patio (try the vegan cheese board!)  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Nonsuch Brewing Co. – brewery with a unique atmosphere.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

The Met – craft cocktails, contemporary cuisine in a historic theatre with a rooftop patio.  Vegetarian Options

 

Yellow Dog Tavern – Draft brews & varied bar food (burgers, wraps, pizza & salads) served in cozy, relaxed pub.  Vegetarian Options

 

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS

 

Exchange District

 

Clementine – As featured in Vogue, this café downstairs in the exchange offers delicious and affordable brunch-lunch options. Try the Turkish Eggs or the Fried Chicken along with a mimosa or latte.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Cibo Waterfront Cafe – located in the historic waterfront Pump House building, Cibo has many options for every meal every day of the week.  Vegetarian Options

 

Peasant Cookery – classic and cozy French cuisine located in the heart of the Exchange district with a patio.  Vegetarian Options

 

Hermanos – American steaks, wines & other dishes served in brick-lined surrounds with a patio & lounge.  Vegetarian Options

 

Corrientes – Argentinian restaurant providing pizzas, empanadas & sandwiches in a casual, brick-walled space. Their vegan pizza comes highly recommended.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Chosabi – looking for sushi in Winnipeg? Never fear, Chosabi has a great selection of sushi burritos, ramen and noodle dishes downtown and in the Exchange.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

King & Bannatyne – Fantastic lunch place – unique and delicious sandwiches served alongside rotating side dishes. Get here early to avoid the lunch rush!  Vegetarian Options

 

Jane’s and The Culinary Exchange – A restaurant and cafeteria featuring food prepared and served by Red River College’s renowned students and chefs (reservations recommended noting any food preferences).  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Osborne Village / South Osborne

 

Stella’s Café – a Winnipeg staple for brunch, lunch, dinner, or cinnamon buns to take with you on the plane. Numerous locations around the city including the departures terminal at YWG prior to security.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Segovia Tapas Bar – listed on Canada’s Best 100 Restaurants 2017-19, Segovia offers delicious Spanish Tapas and pairings. Located in Osborne Village (outdoor seating available, no reservations).  Vegetarian Options

 

Chaeban – Ice cream made from scratch using local ingredients voted Winnipeg’s favourite new restaurant of the year. Vegan and gluten-free options always available.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Vera Pizzeria e Bevande – cozy restaurant serving amazing Neapolitan style pizzas.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

BDI – A Winnipeg staple for over 55 years, the Bridge Drive-In serves up delicious and creative ice cream treats on the Red River. “Home of the Creamiest Shake in Town!”  Vegetarian Options

 

Sous Sol – Upscale Canadian dishes showcased in a rustic-chic, candlelit setting with a hidden entrance. Look for “Vandelay Industries”.  Vegetarian Options

 

Close to the Delta Downtown

 

Sana Soup House – Fresh soups made daily with the best ingredients on earth.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Famena’s Famous Roti – Low-key eatery serving Caribbean roti-wrapped curries in a snug, circular space with counter seats.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Carbone Cafe Club – Woodfired pizzas – close to conference hotel downtown.  Vegetarian Options

 

Rudy’s Eat and Drink – Creative American comfort food, including steaks, served in a warm retro space with a lively patio.  Vegetarian Options

 

East India Company – located close to the conference hotel this Indian food restaurant never disappoints for its classic dishes and extensive buffet.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

SMITH – located within the Inn at the Forks, this restaurant serves local/Canadian options for brunch, lunch and dinner. They also have a great selection of local beer and delicious cocktails.  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Nick’s on Broadway – serving epic sandwiches, soups and sides with fresh & local ingredients.

 

COFFEE

 

Thom Bargen  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Parlour  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Little Sister Coffee Maker  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Oh Doughnuts!  Vegan Options  Vegetarian Options

 

Vegan Options = Vegan Options                    Vegetarian Options = Vegetarian Options