Winnipeg is alive with summer festivals, including the hugely popular Folklorama event in August that celebrates dozens of nationalities, and with the usual joys of the season. It’s very possible you might want to stay a while and if you do Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel is the choice. Known for extended stays for professionals, the hotel features full kitchens and room sizes that range from 450 to 800 square feet.
For couples looking for a getaway to the city, Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel also offers a Romance Package starting at $175 per night.
Centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, the 302-room property is near the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Winnipeg Art Gallery. The hotel is also close to several outstanding shopping locations and restaurants.
Make sure to visit The Ground Floor, where you can enjoy comfort food in the atmosphere of an urban diner.
- One night in an executive suite
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- A red rose
- Bottle of sparkling wine
Winnipeg Restaurant Makes the Top 50 in Canada List
While in Winnipeg, visitors are certain to visit Deseo Bistro, the Spanish-inspired establishment that was the city’s only entry in the Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Guide. Chef Scott Bagshaw offers distinct dishes such as sweetbreads ($17) made in a style similar to butter chicken, with pickled cucumber, spiced yogurt, naan, and cilantro. The restaurant ranked at No. 38 in the 2013 list announced in May.
Vacay.ca restaurant judge Cailin O’Neil said: “Deseo Bistro is the brainchild of one of Winnipeg’s many young chefs. Featuring homemade, Latin American cuisine, the restaurant has a unique tapas menu featuring everything from olives to sweetbreads and pork bellies. You can literally just eat off of the tapas menu and be satisfied. Deseo Bistro also has an extensive wine and drink list that skilfully pairs with your meal. If I lived in Winnipeg I would probably eat here a few times a week if not every day.”
Click to see the video announcing Deseo Bistro as the 38th-best restaurant in the country