Though this location opened in 1996, McNally Robinson Booksellers was established in 1981. Considered to be among the largest Canadian bookshops, this much loved store is a delight for bookworms. Specializing in local and national writers, their impressive collection features best-sellers, new releases, staff selections, award winners and more. They also stock a good range of music, movies and games along with other merchandise. Climb up their grand spiral staircase to the mezzanine where a whole new world of fantasy and magic awaits for kids. This huge section for little readers has everything you will need to inculcate reading habits in your child, right from the time they are toddlers. Those who would like to self publish their novels can avail of the printing service on-site. From reading sessions to live performances and book launches, this store regularly hosts events for all. They also have a restaurant on-site to take care of your hunger pangs. With so much to explore, you will just want to linger for hours at this book-store.
Into The Music is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of, complete with a subculture management whose music knowledge makes you almost embarrassed to set foot in the place. However, the staff is extremely approachable, and willing to help you find new and used music that spans every imaginable genre. You will find rare music on CD, LP and cassette. If they do not have that live Curtis Mayfield or rare Bach you have always wanted, they will find it and send it wherever you are.
Since its opening in 1989, this market has evolved into the quintessential gathering place. After 10 years of development of this historic site and restoration of several historic buildings, it is once again a thriving hub of activity. Walking distance from the downtown hotels and within five minute's shuttle from attractions such as the Convention Centre, Manitoba Legislative Buildings, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature etc, the market is "must do" for anyone visiting Winnipeg. Time for some days may vary.
Nestled in the bustling downtown area of the Winnipeg city, the Exchange District is a historic landmark. Declared as a National Historic Site of Canada, it is certainly worth a visit. This area is touted to be the hub of cultural and entertainment activities; it houses an assortment of drinking and dining outlets and retail shops; important venues include Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Popular festivals like Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition are annually held here.Nestled in the bustling downtown area of the Winnipeg city, the Exchange District is a historic landmark. Declared as a National Historic Site of Canada, it is certainly worth a visit. This area is touted to be the hub of cultural and entertainment activities; it houses an assortment of drinking and dining outlets and retail shops; important venues include Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Centennial Concert Hall. Popular festivals like Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition are annually held here.
Corydon is based around Corydon Avenue, sandwiched between the meandering Red and Assiniboine Rivers. It has emerged as one of the city's main shopping and dining districts, although it does not have the flamboyance of neighboring Osborne Village. Home decor, women's fashions, jewelry, antiques or vintage apparel, name it and you will find it here. Corydon is also known for trendy hair and nail salons, art galleries, craft stores and gourmet food shops. Corydon Avenue was once called Little Italy and it lives up to the promise with numerous espresso bars and geltao parlors. Gastronomes will delight in the restaurants serving cuisines ranging from East Asian to French and American. The main attraction of this neighborhood is Colours of Corydon, a series of eight outdoor metal sculptures, each representing a European country.
Located in River Heights, the residential district of Winnipeg, the Academy Road stretches between Wellington Crescent and Maryland Bridge. Although a part of the road was called Godfrey Avenue, the entire length of the road was renamed in the 1930s. The street takes its name from St. Mary's Academy which lies towards the Maryland Bridge. Besides, this landmark is a shoppers' paradise and houses several stores catering from fashion and beauty needs to home decor. After an exhaustive shopping spree, you can devour a delicious meal at any of the restaurants that dot the street.
Want to know what lies in your future or if lady luck is on your side? Head to Distant Caravan and Card Readers for authentic predictions from experienced tarot and palm readers. Located Forks Market (The), this store is owned by three generations of women who provide insight and counseling. Avid readers can pick up books on eastern philosophy and religion from Tibet and Nepal. The store also offers hand-woven rugs, ethnic clothing and accessories. These unique items add to the mystical aura around this place.
Johnston Terminal was formally a distribution warehouse serving the booming rail industry. Now it is a venue for an array of boutiques, cultural displays and the large restaurant chain, the Old Spaghetti Factory (The). It is adjacent to The Forks Market, downtown's shopping and cultural center. This facility holds the only shop at the Forks that sells a full line of Western wear.
Osborne Village is located close to the confluence of Assiniboine and Red Rivers, and forms the dream neighborhood of many a Canadian. Winner of the title “Canada's Great Neighbourhood” conferred by the Canadian Institute of Planners, it offers an idiosyncratic mix of historic and modern architecture. Quaint churches stand alongside high rises, and this neighborhood even boasts one of the city's tallest buildings. It is also one of Winnipeg's oldest and most populated localities. Today, it has emerged as a major shopping destination, offering everything from jewelry showrooms and fashion boutiques to music and kitchenware stores. Culturally, it is not far behind either and it usually has violinists strumming popular tunes at street corners during touristy seasons. Its streets don a colorful look and offer a blend of good food, music, shops and architecture. Osborne Village is best known for its annual Canada Day Celebration, where you can find the best local food and art, live music events, and activities for both adults and kids.