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 = 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.
Patent 5 Distillery and Tasting Room – A distillery which makes creative craft cocktail and punches to please all tastes. Vegan cocktails available.
The Cornerstone – delicious cocktails and local beer as well as food in Osborne Village.
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!)
Nonsuch Brewing Co. – brewery with a unique atmosphere.
The Met – craft cocktails, contemporary cuisine in a historic theatre with a rooftop patio.
Yellow Dog Tavern – Draft brews & varied bar food (burgers, wraps, pizza & salads) served in cozy, relaxed pub.
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.
Cibo Waterfront Cafe – located in the historic waterfront Pump House building, Cibo has many options for every meal every day of the week.
Peasant Cookery – classic and cozy French cuisine located in the heart of the Exchange district with a patio.
Hermanos – American steaks, wines & other dishes served in brick-lined surrounds with a patio & lounge.
Corrientes – Argentinian restaurant providing pizzas, empanadas & sandwiches in a casual, brick-walled space. Their vegan pizza comes highly recommended.
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.
King & Bannatyne – Fantastic lunch place – unique and delicious sandwiches served alongside rotating side dishes. Get here early to avoid the lunch rush!
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).
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.
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).
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.
Vera Pizzeria e Bevande – cozy restaurant serving amazing Neapolitan style pizzas.
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!”
Sous Sol – Upscale Canadian dishes showcased in a rustic-chic, candlelit setting with a hidden entrance. Look for “Vandelay Industries”.
Close to the Delta Downtown
Sana Soup House – Fresh soups made daily with the best ingredients on earth.
Famena’s Famous Roti – Low-key eatery serving Caribbean roti-wrapped curries in a snug, circular space with counter seats.
Carbone Cafe Club – Woodfired pizzas – close to conference hotel downtown.
Rudy’s Eat and Drink – Creative American comfort food, including steaks, served in a warm retro space with a lively patio.
East India Company – located close to the conference hotel this Indian food restaurant never disappoints for its classic dishes and extensive buffet.
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.
Nick’s on Broadway – serving epic sandwiches, soups and sides with fresh & local ingredients.
= Vegan Options = Vegetarian Options