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Fairmont Winnipeg is located at what’s arguably the most famous intersection in all of Winnipeg, Portage and Main. Though frequently dubbed the windiest intersection, there’s more to this location than its blustery reputation. Staying at Fairmont Winnipeg puts you in one of the most convenient locations for exploring Manitoba’s capital city, with or without a car.
Just steps away is the Exchange District, an architectural time capsule of Winnipeg’s booming early 20th century, now revamped into the city’s trendy cultural district, dotted with foodie-approved restaurants, hip art spaces, independent theaters, quirky boutiques and Old Market Square — frequently the site of free live entertainment.
A diversity of dining — fine and casual — can be had within a short walk, and most of downtown’s attractions can be accessed on foot.
The Forks, a vibrant marketplace at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, can be walked to in 15 minutes, as can Saint-Boniface, an authentic Francophone neighborhood perhaps best known for its Métis culture and Louis Riel history.
Further Winnipeg neighborhoods, such as Corydon Avenue and Osborne Village, are less than a 10-minute drive away. The Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.