"Winnipeg boasts the famous street corner of Portage and Main, known as possibly the "windiest corner on the continent." Even if you don't visit this intersection, Winnipeg will blow you away with its exciting attractions and profound history."
Downtown Winnipeg is home to diversity, with heritage buildings neighbouring exciting new developments and urban shopping malls and casual dining establishments accentuated by a lively entertainment scene. Winnipeg is also home to the sister plant for the Royal Canadian Mint. This is where all of Canada's circulation coins, from the 1-cent coin to the bi-metallic $2 dollar coin, are produced.
Filled with great shops and a bustling market village, The Forks, is open year-round and offers an array of ethnic delicacies and crafts, plus four full-service restaurants. One of the loveliest public spaces in Winnipeg and a "must see" for any visitor, The Forks is an expanse of riverside property in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. A meeting place for thousands of years, it is the city's most popular gathering place, attracting nearly four million visitors each year.
In July, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, North America's second largest fringe festival, draws in huge crowds from across the nation. The month after, the culture continues with Folklorama, the largest and longest running multicultural event of its kind in the world. Cultural pavilions are spread out at various locations throughout the city for two weeks in August, with a wonderful variety of music, dancing, and food showcasing the city's amazing ethnic diversity.