Winnipeg Named One of ‘World’s Greatest Places of 2021’

Oct 12, 2021

Winnipeg’s latest major accolade comes courtesy of prestigious US publication TIME, which has just named the city on a list of The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021.

The article celebrates the city’s newest cultural gem, Qaumajuq at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which houses the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world with more than 14,000 pieces.

Qaumajuq, which only opened in March 2021, has already seen rave reviews in, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, The Globe and Mail, Wallpaper*, AZURE and enRoute magazine, to name but a few.

WAG-Qaumajuq supports K-12 teachers and students with interactive curriculum-based virtual and in-person tours and workshops, inspiring learning resources and professional development opportunities. Through prints, textiles and stone sculptures, students will leave the experience with a greater understanding of the North and its people.

Time goes on to highlight more on the city’s creativity in the 100 Greatest Places of 2021 guide, including Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet and uniquely Winnipeg winter things like the annual Warming Huts contest at The Forks National Historic Site and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival, where past performers have played on ice.

In the past few years, Winnipeg has also made Condé Nast Traveler’s 21 best places to go, Expedia Travel’s top spots to visit, and National Geographic Traveler’s 20 must-see places, citing world-class attractions like the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

With The Leaf at Canada’s Diversity Gardens set to open in 2022, this horticultural attraction will feature a butterfly garden, four distinct biomes, a six-storey indoor waterfall and the outdoor Gardens at The Leaf (now open), we can expect more acclaim from worldly publications in the coming year.

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Written by Mike Green of Tourism Winnipeg.