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​Winnipeg Named to TIME’S Annual List of the World’s Greatest Places

​Winnipeg Named to TIME’S Annual List of the World’s Greatest Places

Winnipeg, MB.– Winnipeg continues to solidify its global reputation as the cultural cradle of Canada with world-class offerings and attractions that have put it on TIME’s annual list of the World’s Greatest Places

“For years we have been saying Winnipeg consistently surprises and punches above its weight. Our city leads and excels in so many areas from business to the arts and tourism and we are thrilled to be recognized by TIME. As our tourism sector begins to recover, this will help keep Winnipeg top-of-mind for travellers looking for an exciting destination to visit,” says Economic Development Winnipeg’s President & CEO, Dayna Spiring. 

To compile this list, TIME solicited nominations of places—including countries, regions, cities and towns—from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences. 

Winnipeg was chosen for its groundbreaking Winnipeg Art Gallery’s, Qaumajuq, which houses the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art as well as the city’s other innovative and inspiring attractions. 

“The opening of Qaumajuq highlights the creative side of Winnipeg, a prairie city that is also home to the acclaimed Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Other cultural offerings include the annual Warming Huts contest—in which competitors design and build small, hutlike shelters or installations along the frozen river—and winter’s acclaimed New Music Festival, where subzero outdoor concerts are played on instruments made of ice.” — Karen Burshtein, writer and TIME contributor.

Winnipeg has also previously made Condé Nast Traveler’s 21 best places to go in 2021 and Expedia Travel’s top spots to visit in 2020. This latest accolade also comes on the heels of Winnipeg making Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Top7 Most Intelligent Communities in the world list, which highlighted Winnipeg’s innate ability to innovate and solve problems while being inclusive, highly connected, sustainable and engaging with all its citizens. 

You can see the full TIME World’s Greatest Places list at It will also be featured in the August double issue of TIME, available on newsstands on Friday, July 23.  

About Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. 
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the city’s lead economic development agency and champion for local growth. We use expert analysis to highlight the Winnipeg Advantage and prove why we are the best place to live, work and visit.  Through Tourism Winnipeg and YES! Winnipeg business development teams, EDW grows the local economy by attracting business, investment, events, meetings and people to our city.  EDW is governed by a private-sector board and driven by the needs of the business community.

For further information, please contact:  

Eleanor Coopsammy  
Corporate Creative Communications Manager
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.  


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