Why You Should Visit Winnipeg
Winnipeg is a multicultural metropolis with a thriving cultural scene and many exciting outdoor adventures to be had for active travelers. If you would prefer a relaxing trip then there are plenty of attractions located around the city such as The Forks complex along the Red River which offers food, shopping stalls and bars, or you can consider entering the downtown area and visit the Exchange District National Historic Site which is home to many of the city’s finest museums, art galleries and theaters. Winnipeg is known for its many beautiful parks and gardens which are perfect for days out with all the family, or you can venture out of the city and explore the rugged wilderness on a hiking or mountain biking trip.
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Arriving In Winnipeg
Winnipeg Airport is the seventh busiest airport in Canada situated less than 10 km outside of the city of Winnipeg. The airport consists of a main terminal building as well as a smaller terminal and offers a decent range of facilities to meet the needs of travelers. If you would rather use public transport when you have arrived there are buses available which take around 30 minutes to get you into the city, or you can easily flag down a taxi or arrange for private transportation. There are a few cafés and eateries available on site as well as duty-free shopping, while you can also connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network to surf the web.
Those looking to catch flights from the UAE to Winnipeg will not be able to make the journey directly as the airport primarily handles regional flights. However, there is the option to transfer at Toronto Pearson Airport which would enable UAE travelers to make the trip with only one stopover.
Winnipeg Travel Information
If you are a UAE national looking to travel to Canada, you will need to apply for a visa first before making the trip. Be advised that temperatures get extremely cold over the winter and snowfall is heavy, although over the summer things warm up with average highs of around 26 degrees during July and August. Although there are bus services available which can help you get around the city, you may prefer to rent a vehicle from one of the car rental companies at Winnipeg airport. And if you need inspiration to explore the rest of the country, read our guide to the best places to visit in Canada.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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