By Keri Griffiths
Winnipeg
Canada
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Winnipeg’s long, cold, winters and its relative geographical isolation has given this city a strong inde-pendent spirit. There is a strong cultural community that includes a symphony, a ballet company, a strong arts community and two major theaters. Winnipeg is quickly becoming the envy of the nation of Canada. Add to that a vibrant history as well as a gorgeous natural beauty, and you are sure to find something for the whole family. See it all for yourself! Vacationers can head on over to EscapeWizard.com to book your flights (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php), hotels (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) and what ever else you need to make your trip complete.

One of the best places for kids is the Manitoba Children’s Museum. Created over two decades ago, the museum is a fun place for the whole family to go and learn about the world around them. Unlike most museums, the Children’s Museum believes that the best approach is hands on. Visitors can get dirty, play with the exhibits and create a life time of memories. This is one of the few museums that will have your kids begging to visit over and over again.

Assiniboine Park is the place to be, all year round, to enjoy the magical outdoors with your family and friends. Hike the trails, skate on the frozen lake or spread out a blanket and enjoy a relaxing picnic. The park has a lot to offer anyone regardless of you energy level. There is a steam powered train for the kids and an art gallery for the adults. Don’t forget to stop by the zoo! They have animals from all over the world. You can see lions in the morning and visit the polar bears after lunch. They have creatures from Africa, South America and beyond. You really need to set aside plenty of time to take in all the sights and sounds of the Assiniboine Park.

The Forks National Historic Site offers an endless list of things to do. Located in the downtown core, the Forks have been a gathering place for centuries. It started out as the hub for the western fur traders and later it was transformed into the home for the Canadian National Railway’s maintenance shop. Today it is one of the top attractions in Winnipeg. It’s connected to the Assiniboine River Walk and offers countless outdoor activities as well as indoor attractions if the cold winter winds are getting to be too much. You can even do some shopping at some of the unique shops and market.

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is, in EscapeWizard.com’s opinion, the heart of Winnipeg’s cultural life. The Orchestra embraces all forms of music from the classics to pops and family concerts. Playing over 80 concerts a year to over 100,000 patrons, this means that they have mastered the art of perform-ance. The Symphony Orchestra continues to support other forms of art as well, such as playing music for dance groups from ballet to contemporary. If you think that a symphony is stuffy then you will be in for a shock! The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is magical and electric. From the moment the first note is played you will be captivated and completely enraptured by the beauty.

Winnipeg may not be your first choice for a vacation destination but it really is a magnificent city that can-not be missed. Whether you go in the winter or summer you will find something exciting for your whole family. Try cross country skiing or how about snow shoeing? Listen to local street performers as they cap-tivate you with their talents and enjoy the warmth of the Canadian residents. This city may not be on the top of your list but it will be the city you come back to over and over again.

Don’t waste a moment more! Head on over to EscapeWizard.com to book you hotels, flights and what-ever else you need to make your trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada complete and truly amazing.
Hotels in Winnipeg
By Rose Overbey
Four Points by Sheraton
1999 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
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Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport is the place to stay if you're looking for convenience, class and excellent customer service. You'll be welcomed by the staff any time you walk in the door, as the front desk offers 24 hour service. There is an in-house newsstand so that you're up to date on everything going on in the world, and should you need it, express check-in and check-out. The Four Points truly caters to the guest, making it an enjoyable place to stay on your visit to Winnipeg.

The Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport is literally seconds from the airport which makes it a convenient place to stay if you're coming in by air. The Four Points is also close to many of Winnipeg's greatest attractions, including museums, government offices, the local zoo, local business offices and more. Whether you're traveling on business or pleasure, staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport will place you in the ideal location for any activity.

If you're travelling on business you'll be pleased with the free internet access in every room. If you need to get work done in a business setting, you'll be pleased to find the business center which offers copying, printing and other business services.

Of course if you're visiting on pleasure there are many opportunities to enjoy yourself at the Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport. There is a fitness facility, with a variety of equipment, and golf courses in the areas nearby. And even a casino nearby, should you want to test your luck.

There are also options if hunger happens to strike. The Four Points Restaurant & Lounge is a relaxed dining area that features a variety of cuisine. In fact the Restaurant & Lounge has been rated four stars in reviews. You can also grab a brew at the Local Heroes Sports Bar. The Local Heroes Sports Bar offers guests the opportunity to engage in some sports themselves, including billiards.

Staying at The Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport is a great choice for any traveler. guests will enjoy how they're treated at the hotel which puts customers first. The rooms are designed with guest's comfort in mind -- and the hotel is happy to personalize your experience, should you need a crib, pull out couch or even a roll away bed. There are a variety of channels to choose from for your entertainment. You'll enjoy the deluxe amenities offered in the bathrooms as well. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire Hotel. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Winnipeg
By Summer Brons
Hilton Winnipeg Airport
1800 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
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Conveniently located just minutes from the James Richardson International Airport (WAA), the Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport hotel is the perfect choice for your lodging needs when visiting this exciting city. The Hilton even welcomes your dog or cat, recognizing the importance of pet friendly travel accommodations.
 
With the Winnipeg Convention Centre just 11 minutes away, the Hilton is an excellent choice for the business traveler. Downtown Winnipeg is just a short distance away as well, making it a snap to explore the city’s dining, shopping and entertainment options. On site, the Hilton has a variety of amenities designed to make your stay as pleasant and convenient as possible. Keep up with work responsibilities in the 24-hour business center, burn a few calories in the 24-hour fitness center, go for a dip in the pool, browse the gift shop, or pick up forgotten items at the convenience store. The Hilton also has thousands of square feet of available meeting space, making it ideal for hosting your next corporate function.
 
Enjoy a delicious meal with the ease of on-site dining at the Hilton’s own Bistro 1800. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bistro 1800 offers fresh flavors in an inviting atmosphere. The lounge, open until 1:00 am, is an ideal place to unwind with colleagues or enjoy an evening cocktail. Room service is also available round-the-clock, with a special night owl menu from 1:00 am until 6:00 am.
 
At the end of a busy day around Winnipeg, relax in the comfort of one of Hilton’s 160 guest rooms. Each room of this 100% non-smoking hotel is equipped with a Hilton “Serenity Collection” pillowtop mattress, an iPod-ready alarm clock, 32” flat screen TV with premium cable, generously sized work desk, complimentary Wi-Fi access, mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and wet bar, as well as Evelyn & Crabtree bath products. Enhanced suites are also available for those in town for an extended stay or a special occasion.
 
Whether business or pleasure brings you to Winnipeg, you’ll find the Hilton Suites Airport location to be your ideal stopover. Book your stay with EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Winnipeg
By Summer Brons
Holiday Inn
1330 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB
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When your travel plans find you in the bustling city of Winnipeg, treat yourself to the luxury of convenience with a stay at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg South hotel. Located just minutes from all the dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions of the city, the Holiday Inn is an ideal choice for both business travelers and vacationing families.
 
Enjoy close proximity to Winnipeg’s many museums, the Assiniboine Park Zoo, the Exchange District, and the country’s highest concentration of restaurants per capita. The Holiday Inn puts you right in the middle of all the excitement of downtown Winnipeg, with a host of on-site amenities to round out the experience. Stay productive in the 24-hour business center, keep up on workouts in the 24-hour fitness center, take a dip in the indoor pool, or attend a function in more than 7,500 square feet of available meeting space.
 
Grab a bite to eat at the on-site Southwinds Bar & Grill Restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Southwinds offers an internationally inspired menu in a comfortable atmosphere. Relax with an evening beverage at the Southwinds Lounge, open until 1:00 am for your enjoyment. Room service is also available from 6:30 am until 11:00 pm for a delicious meal in private.
 
When it’s time to retire for the evening, enjoy the comforts of one of 170 generously sized guest rooms. Each room is equipped with a plush bed, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, Bath & Bodyworks bath products, hairdryer oversized work desk, coffee maker, iron and board, and premium cable TV. Pets are also welcome in selected rooms, and Priority Club Rewards members will also earn points for their stay. Jacuzzi suites are also available for those special occasions or extended stay extras.
 
Look no further than the Holiday Inn Winnipeg South for your downtown lodging needs. With a prime location and all the comforts of home, you’ll easily make the most of your stay in the city. Book your room using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).