Winnipeg makes National Geographic's list of Best Trips for 2016
Our unpretentious city gets noticed thanks to the CMHR and the FIFA Women's World Cup. Oh, and the snow.
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Winnipeg has been chosen as one of National Geographic's Best Trips of 2016 - the only Canadian city to make the list.
The international magazine called the River City a "multicultural, multilingual metropolis of 800,000" before extoling our many virtues, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Forks, Festival du Voyageur and the skating trails.
Of course, they mentioned the cold, but not the mosquitoes.
According to National Geographic, the best time to go is "June through September for farmers markets and outdoor concerts and events like the Winnipeg Folk Festival; December to March for skating and tobogganing at Arctic Glacier Winter Park."
They also singled out the Alt Hotel (making a mention of noted Winnipeg photographer Bryan Scott's art installation in the lobby) as the best place to stay, Capital Grill and Bar as a great place to eat and Cree-ations as the place to shop for local artisan wares.
The list also recommends reading some Carol Shields novels - and checking out a social.