It’s a big cultural hub, blanketed with a quaint boutique around every corner, several restaurants to try, and many historical spots to see and tour. Here are three reasons not to miss out on exploring The Exchange District:
1. Monthly Events and Festivals
No matter what month you’ll be staying with us at the Fort Garry Hotel, The Exchange District always has something going on. From small gatherings to benefit the local community to large music and cultural festivals that consume the neighborhood, fun and excitement never falters here. Lookout for their “Pinch of Creativity” events, social gatherings where people learn different crafts while enjoying food and beverages. Or, catch a performance by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Visit their website for a complete list of events: http://bit.ly/20ERRiU
2. Endless Shopping and Dining
This is the place where people come to take “shop ‘till you drop” to the next level. With 20 blocks lined with designer boutiques, unique family-owned shops and plenty of bars and restaurants, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is where to get started. Grab some Mediterranean food at Cibo Waterfront Cafe or Irish cuisine at Wee Johnny’s Irish pub, located in the heart of the district. Wherever you end up, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.
3. Tour the District
The Exchange District is not just a place for entertainment. It’s a place steeped in history and home to many of Winnipeg’s secrets. Choose between the West or East walking tour and uncover the history behind the district, all while admiring the old architecture. And for the food lovers, seeing as how Winnipeg is said to have more cafes and restaurants per capita than any other major city in Canada, the Food Tour might be a great choice.