DOWNTOWN & EXCHANGE

dining, drinks, history and entertainment await in winnipeg's city centre

Galleries, underrated restaurants, and iconic character buildings await in the downtown exchange area. If you need to be at the centre of the action, look no further than this small area in Winnipeg’s centre. Take a leisurely stroll around the Forks during the day before heading down Broadway for an afternoon coffee, and head to one of many breweries or cocktail bars in the exchange when the sun goes down.

DINING IN & AROUND THE AREA

DUTCH

AMSTERDAM TEA ROOM

Craft cocktails are served up with Dutch-inspired dishes on a picturesque patio, or in their vintage lounge.

LOCAL

Cibo Waterfront Café

Ambiance, great drinks, and a curated menu of dishes that make use of fresh local ingredients, all with a view of the river.

INDIAN

CLAY OVEN

Excellent Indian cuisine in a unique location above Shaw Park.

ITALIAN

Hargrave St Market

On the second floor of True North Square, you’ll find a collection of local eats from around the city, plus Lake of the Woods Brewing on tap.

FRENCH

King and Bannatyne

This Winnipeg staple serves up premium sandwiches in a prime Exchange District location.

FRENCH

Peasant Cookery

Top quality French dishes and wine in a unique character building in the heart of the exchange.

Keep busy by visiting one of many incredible art galleries, or by picking up some new threads at any one of the locally owned boutiques dotted around the downtown area. Of course, the best entertainment in the city can be found between the Canada Life Centre and the Centennial Concert Hall. There's always something to do after hours as well, with a plethora of lounges and nightclubs. 

ENTERTAINMENT

MUSEUM

MANITOBA MUSEUM

A classic destination for field trips and families, this museum also features a planetarium and science gallery.

STAGE

OLD MARKET SQUARE STAGE

Affectionately known as The Cube, this showy stage is a hub for festivals and performances all summer long.

GALLERY

Urban Shaman Gallery

An artist-run centre dedicated to promoting contemporary Indigenous art.

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