I’m really excited to interview Mike Green of Tourism Winnipeg about Winnipeg, Canada. Mike’s tips for the best things to do in Winnipeg are awesome because he grew up nearby and moved back to Winnipeg in 2010 to start his family. He loves to skate on the river trails in the winter and explore the local parks in the summer.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Tourism Winnipeg, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Winnipeg
The local airport is Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG), which is a 15-minute drive to downtown. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.
Mike says that there’s no need to rent a car if you’re staying downtown. Downtown Spirit offers free transit service within the downtown area. Winnipeg Transit also has a network of bus routes throughout the city. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. Check out the Tourism Winnipeg site for other transportation options during your visit.
Places we talked about on the Winnipeg, Canada podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Mike Green about Winnipeg, Canada. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Winnipeg, Canada
- Green dots = best things to do in Winnipeg, Canada
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Winnipeg, Canada
Who is Mike Green?
Mike Green has worked at Tourism Winnipeg for the past nine years and is the manager of creative communications and content (which means he writes most of the tourism & leisure websites and such). He has a Masters of Journalism from the University of British Columbia and a BA in History and Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick.
Prior to his role at TW, he was the summer syndicated food columnist for CBC Radio, and his arts and food articles have appeared across CBC platforms, in Vancouver Magazine, and in numerous travel publications and websites. In 2014, he finished 5th on the first season of MasterChef Canada, and he’s the senior judge for Winnipeg for the Canadian Culinary Championships.
He grew up in Kenora, Ontario, and has traveled extensively through New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and the United States. Mike has also been to Japan, Panama, France, and The Netherlands, to name but a few.
Here are a few articles that he’s written and been interviewed for:
- Bakeries, fancy Italian, so many delicious ways to close out summer, and a national best restaurant list, too!
- Looking back on 2021: Winnipeg’s food and drink scene
- Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes From Across Canada
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Lyle and Leanne McCabe of Beach Travel Wine share the best things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand. In this episode, we talk about seeing the wildlife at Kiwi Park, enjoying thrilling adventure sports on Lake Wakatipu, and seeing the waterfalls at Milford Sound. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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Related episodes for Winnipeg
To learn more about destinations in Canada check out our episodes below:
- Christmas Market, Toronto Island & Flatiron Building in Toronto, Canada
- Mont-Royal, Osheaga Festival & Old Port District in Montreal, Canada
- Winterlude Festival, Canal Cruises & Beaver Tails in Ottawa, Canada with Megan
- La Grande Roue, Mont-Royal & Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, Canada
- Citadel Hill, Clam Chowder & Titanic Graveyard in Halifax, Canada
- Best Things to Do in Vancouver, Canada, with Ricky Shetty
- Best Things To Do In Toronto, Canada, with Scott Wachter