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Though it may seem a Canadian cliché, Manitoba produces its own maple syrup with its own nuanced flavor, different from the mainstream maple syrups of Québec and Vermont. For something different, seek out locally made birch syrup to impress your foodie friends — for pancakes, baking, or cocktails.
For something a little more permanent, consider purchasing local Métis and Cree artwork, two of the local indigenous cultures that call Winnipeg home. The Saint Boniface Museum has a wonderful gift shop where you can purchase the famed Métis red sash, or spend some time at The Forks where countless boutiques await.
For the booklovers, no trip to Winnipeg is complete without a visit to McNally Robinson Booksellers. This independent bookstore has the most impressive collection of Winnipeg and Manitoba books, including many unique made-in-Manitoba souvenirs.
Seeking something unique? Drop by Sew Dandee on Osborne Street for their stylish, contemporary, locally made Manitoba and Winnipeg inspired T-shirt and merchandise designs.