Economic Development Winnipeg’s (EDW) Tourism Winnipeg team is honouring Winnipeg’s tourism and hospitality industries during the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s (TIAC) National Tourism Week, April 24 to 30. The goal of this year’s theme, “Canada: Powered by Tourism,” is to champion Canada’s tourism industry by acknowledging its economic impact and supporting pandemic recovery.
“Winnipeg’s tourism industry is full of stars, and they have kept smiling and greeting visitors with positivity and a welcoming spirit – even in this challenging labour market,” says Natalie Thiesen, Vice President of Tourism, Tourism Winnipeg.
“We are so grateful for their commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences, because we can see by flight and hotel numbers that they’re busy! Let’s support the industry in rebuilding after COVID-19 by exploring the jewels in our own backyard and by being unapologetic ambassadors for our city.”
To help Winnipeggers tell our city’s story, Tourism Winnipeg launched a refreshed version of mywinnipeg.ca, a website that has everything we all need to showcase our city’s advantages and assets to visitors.
In addition, launched in 2023, Tourism Winnipeg’s new Winnipeg Attractions Pass is the ideal way to save on admission while experiencing five local top-tier attractions: Manitoba Museum, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Royal Canadian Mint and FortWhyte Alive.
Here are some other ways to celebrate National Tourism Week, courtesy of Tourism Winnipeg:
- Discover the best ways to enjoy National Tourism Week in Winnipeg.
- Listen to 103.1 Virgin Radio every day this week for the chance to win some cool swag and a Winnipeg Attractions Pass.
- Join us at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport from 2:45 to 3:45 PM on Friday, April 28 for a special furry surprise! (Hint: Need a hug from a mascot?)
- Learn how to make the most of Tourism Winnipeg’s Attractions Pass.
- Follow EDW and Tourism Winnipeg on social media to see which of our tourism partners will be highlighted daily.
Recently, Winnipeg added two new world-class attractions: The Leaf at Assiniboine Park, with four distinct horticultural biomes, and WAG-Qaumajuq, the world’s largest collection of stunning Inuit art. And this summer, from July 28 to August 6, the city will host more than 8,000 athletes and their family members for the 2023 World Police & Fire Games.
“Winnipeg is known for top-notch cultural festivals, special events, world-class attractions and stunning outdoor settings, and most importantly, for our warmth and hospitality. This summer, let’s get out there to meet one another at our favourite places and share our love for this city with visitors.”
For background information on the tourism industry, click here.