Sitting in the heart of North America, the central province of  Manitoba is the undiscovered treasure of Canada. Defined by its prairie lands, aboriginal heritage, spectacular wildlife and unequalled hospitality, the Heartlands slow the pace of this magical country.

Manitoba is bursting with a vibrant new energy. Its cultural diversity stems from the original inhabitant blend of six nations, which today have encouraged a vast array of festivals, cuisines and ethnic attractions.

The roots of the province are embraced as an important part of local heritage. A living history of colourful re-enactments can be enjoyed at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and, named as one of Canada’s three leading museums, The Manitoba Museum vividly portrays Manitoba’s history and also boasts a planetarium, science centre and a replica of the 17th century trade ship Nonsuch.

The boreal forests, prairie vistas and Arctic tundra create a natural diversity unseen in any other location across the globe. The province's 10,000 lakes are perfect for whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, wilderness paddling and kayaking. Wildlife watching opportunities abound too, drawing visitors to see moose, elk, Arctic fox, caribou and whitetail deer, and of course to Churchill, known as the polar bear capital of the world.


Average Max/Min temperatures °c
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Winnipeg -13/-22 -10/-21 -2/-13 9/-2 18/5 23/11 27/14 26/12 19/7 11/1 -1/-9 10/-17
Flight duration from the UK: Winnipeg 12 hours
Manitoba time zone: GMT minus(-)6 hours

Fairmont Winnipeg


superior first class


Located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg, where marvellous shopping and stunning cityscapes can be enjoyed. Step outside The Fairmont Winnipeg and the city is at your feet. The hotel is conveniently located just 6 miles from Winnipeg Airport.


Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, the 340 guestrooms now portray an elegant, upscale décor, in keeping with Fairmont’s exceptionally high standards. Large windows in all rooms provide great views of this historic city and home comforts include fluffy bathrobes, thick warm duvets, plush feather pillows and coffee-makers. Fairmont Gold guestrooms occupy floors 18 and 19, providing additional amenities and access to a private lounge with a personalised concierge service.


The VG Restaurant, named in the top 100 restaurants in Canada, has a quaint Manitoban flare, an elegant atmosphere and a contemporary setting. Guests can relax in the VG Lounge with a glass of wine or shake things up with the perfect martini. Sitting high above the city on the 21st floor is a state-of-the art fitness centre, aptly named On Top of the World, which offers a salt water poolm hot tub and steam room.


From £58 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Fairmont room. Other room categories available on request.

Winner of ‘Top Tour Operator to the USA & Canada 2012’ voted by readers of Selling Long Haul magazine.


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