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What’s New in Winnipeg in 2023

by Aoife O'Riordan

Mar 22, 2023

© Mike Sudoma

Destinations / North America

Winnipeg, Canada, welcomes several exciting new additions to the region in 2023, from a multimillion-dollar horticultural attraction to new restaurants to upcoming art exhibitions. Here’s what to expect in Winnipeg this year:

 

Gather

Gather Craft Kitchen © Maddy Reico

New Restaurants

Located in The Leaf at Assiniboine Park, Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar is one of Winnipeg’s newest eateries, serving locally sourced and seasonal dishes. Open for lunch and dinner, this restaurant serves dishes like seared garlic tiger prawns, beef short ribs, coconut korma current, seared scallop risotto and, for dessert, cake napoleon (yes, you heard that right). The restaurant also features twists on classic cocktails, all handcrafted and incorporating premium spirits and liqueurs.

 

Yumi Katsu

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Winnipeg also welcomes Ghost Kitchens Winnipeg, a concept where food entrepreneurs can create tasty dishes in a delivery or takeaway format only, with no sit-down service, thus the name Ghost Kitchen. The region’s newest addition sees Yumi Katsu, a Korean family-run business serving several types of katsu in fun bento-style boxes.

 

New at Manito Ahbee

The 18th annual Manito Ahbee festival celebrates indigenous arts, culture and music. Running May 18–22, the festival features a marketplace, performance stage, Pow Wow and film challenge. New this year, a NextGEN youth empowerment celebration and Red Road Runway joins the celebrations.

 

The Leaf

© Tourism Winnipeg

The Leaf

This new attraction comprises four distinct biomes within a massive structure. The four biomes (Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome, Mediterranean Biome, Babs Asper Display House and Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden) showcase our planet’s diverse forms of life through plants and insects. Outside the Leaf, visitors can explore the Gardens at The Leaf, spanning 30 acres. There are six gardens: Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Seasonal Garden, Performance Garden and The Grove. After a day exploring The Leaf, head to Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar located on site.

 

New at Qaumajuq

At Winnipeg Art Gallery, visitors can soon enjoy the gallery’s newest Inuit art exhibition celebrating art by Inuits. This exhibit displays more than 400 works by artists from Siberia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland, dating as far back as 200 B.C.E. Canadian work from the contemporary period highlights communities across the Canadian arctic, including Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The exhibit runs April 1, 2023–Jan. 7, 2024.

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