Seniors Travel to Winnipeg

May 10th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba and is accessible from almost anywhere in the world. Located in the geographic centre of Canada, Winnipeg is easily accessible by air, land or rail. The city is often referred to as the “gateway to the West” because all Canadian transportation must pass through or near Winnipeg. Although a metropolitan city, Winnipeg still retains a strong sense of community, hospitality and culture among its growing diverse population.  Winnipeg is the seventh largest municipality in Canada, with a population of 633,451 in the 2006 census.

Attractions in Winnipeg include museums, the zoo, the Forks Market Tower and the Royal Canadian Mint. The name “Winnipeg” comes from the Cree for “muddy waters”.  Winnipeg is known as the city of festivals, which occur throughout the year, especially during the summer months. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a legend around the world! 

Planning a visit to Winnipeg includes being sure your trip goes off without a hitch.  This site helps you will find useful travel information on going to Winnipeg, visitor’s guides, maps and even a currency calculator for international travelers.

Free travel literature and personalized travel counseling are available by calling Tourism Winnipeg toll free from anywhere in North America, 1.800.665.0204. In Winnipeg, call 204.943.1970 or email  The “Official Guide to the city includes an events calendar and a photo gallery that you will not want to miss.

Seniors will enjoy The Forks as it is the number one visitor’s spot in Winnipeg. It is very popular with residents of the city and tourists alike. The beautiful location on the fork of the Red River and the Assiniboine River may be part of the reason. The wide variety of things to do throughout the year is another. The Forks has everything from special events to sporting activities, restaurants, boat rides, musical events, to cultural events and a nice variety of small shops. 

By now you know that I love videos and this one has much to offer senior visitors. You will want to check out the entire province of Manitoba prior to your visit.  jeb

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