Manitoba’s beautiful capital city of Winnipeg has lots of new and updated attractions this year. The stunning new $43 million home of Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is now open, featuring 22 aircraft and 14 immersive galleries.
The 109-year-old Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre, Ascend Hotel Collection recently restored its main dining room and relaunched it as Oval Room Brasserie, while also unveiling a new state-of-the-art fitness facility.
Dinosaur enthusiasts can see giant, full-scale skeletons of new and exotic dinosaurs from the Southern Hemisphere at the new blockbuster exhibition at Manitoba Museum, ULTIMATE DINSOAURS! The exhibit runs May 21–Sept. 5.
FortWhyte Alive’s on-site eatery, Buffalo Stone Café, teams up with social enterprise Something Beautiful and Chef Zack Ssenkungu to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Winnipeg’s food scene continues to welcome hot new spots to eat and drink this spring, including a Northern Manitoba-style pizza joint, Takoyaki takeout and several new coffee shops.
2022 is the Year of the Garden in Canada, and Winnipeg’s newest green gem is The Gardens at The Leaf, located in Assiniboine Park. Featuring six unique outdoor areas, The Leaf is an expansive new outdoor garden which will continue to evolve as the greenery matures each season. The six new outdoor areas are The Indigenous Peoples Garden, created by Indigenous landscape and architectural designers in collaboration with Indigenous elders and community leaders; Kitchen Garden, which focuses on active gardening with edible plants like vegetables, fruits and herbs; Seasonal Garden, a garden centered around the four-season Manitoba experience, celebrating change with perennial plants; Sensory Garden, which features garden beds with colorful, aromatic and tactile plants, tall prairie grass and hills with rock steps to climb; Performance Garden, an outdoor stage surrounded by tiered cement offering levels of grassy seating around the stage; and The Grove, a space showcasing impressively tall trees lining beautiful scenic paths.
Finally, CURRENT Winnipeg launches its new, weekend-long festival experience at The Forks, Aug. 12–14. This sophisticated summer experience highlights the city’s thriving drinks, music, visual art and culinary scenes.
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Global Traveler Celebrates the 2022 Winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey Awards
Travel is back and better than ever! Last year brought a big boom to our beloved industry, and we were thrilled to celebrate the best of the best in December 2022 as we honored the winners of our 19th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, located downtown at LA Live!
FXExpress Traveler of the Year
FXExpress Traveler of the Year Contest 2023
eFlyer ReviewsMar 22, 2023
Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf Review
Among the handful of hotels in the area, Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf is the newest. I was excited to check in for a little staycation — and even more excited when I checked into my room just in time to see the sun set over the boats docked in the Potomac River.
Meadow Homes, New Boutique Vacation Rental Platform in New England, Launches
A new upscale vacation rental platform invites travelers to enjoy boutique properties across New England. Meadow Homes debuts with more than 20 properties in the countryside of upstate New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, with a keen focus on large, private homes close to popular lake and ski destinations.
Enter to Win $500 and Get Six Months’ Free Access to the New GT App
Now through May 8, sign up for a free six-month trial of the Global Traveler app and be automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card of your choice for Amazon, Apple or American Express.
Chase Sapphire Unveils Sapphire Lounge in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Chase Sapphire recently unveiled the Sapphire Terrace on March 20 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The new space provides Sapphire Reserve cardmembers with a place to relax and fuel up before flights. The indoor-outdoor space comes with lounge-like amenities.
Saudi Arabia Launches New Airline: Riyadh Air
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Arctic Adventure: Embark on an Eco-Friendly Expedition in Greenland
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Exclusive Savings: Cruise Along the Danube River with Global Traveler
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Initiatives Strive to Empower Travelers with Invisible Disabilities
Passengers with “invisible” disabilities — including autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, chronic pain, vision and hearing impairments, and epilepsy — have endured a long haul toward feeling truly welcome in the skies and at gates. But times are changing, as government agencies, trade associations and advocacy organizations step forward to empower them to be more visible ... and on their terms.