690 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0L7
Phone: (204) 255-7100
Fax: (204) 255-7200
Whoever said money can't buy you happiness hasn't been to the Portage Place Shopping Centre. Located in the Downtown neighborhood of Winnipeg and a stone's throw away from Central Park, this shopping hub is a popular destination for all the shopaholics in the city. Opened in 1987, it offers shoppers and foodies close to 100 stores and eateries to choose from. You can also catch the latest blockbusters at Globe Cinema, IMAX or PTE.
A branch of the reputed chain, The Bay at Memorial Boulevard offers a one-stop-shop for local residents. High-standard clothing for men, women and children, shoes, accessories and beauty products of renowned brands; you name it and this store has it. In case the vast variety leaves you confused, do seek the help of the efficient staff. So head here for a great shopping experience with your entire family.
Not for the faint-hearted, Red River Books has the organization of a mad genius. It is a great place for book lovers to spend hours digging around looking for the perfect title. Also on offer is a substantial selection of magazines and CDs, along with a comic section that would impress any collector. The staff is friendly, but do not expect help navigating stacks, only perseverance will help. Call for additional information.
Into The Music is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of, complete with a subculture management whose music knowledge makes you almost embarrassed to set foot in the place. However, the staff is extremely approachable, and willing to help you find new and used music that spans every imaginable genre. You will find rare music on CD, LP and cassette. If they do not have that live Curtis Mayfield or rare Bach you have always wanted, they will find it and send it wherever you are.
Descriptions of Mondragon Coffeehouse runs from progressive to radical. This stylish vegetarian cafe is a locally run collective that doubles as an eclectic bookstore featuring hard-to-find alternative authors. The clientele is as diverse as the titles with everyone from coffeehouse revolutionaries to area businesspeople enjoying the java. The regular fare is completely organic and consists of light lunches, snacks and desserts, but a daily and more substantial special is also offered.
cityplace enjoys a particularly convenient location in Downtown Winnipeg. Formerly called Eaton Place, and spread over two floors, cityplace offers a range of shopping and dining choices. While here, you can eat at Koya Japan, Manchu Wok, or if fast food is more your speed, then McDonald's. The center also offers a range of services and facilities like a dental center and tailoring services.
Winnipeg Square is a shopping center conveniently located in downtown Winnipeg. This famous shopping hub holds within it a number of shops and offers you a shopping experience like never before. Various specialty stores, salons and service centers can be found here. Famous coffee shops like Starbucks, a few restaurants, food stalls, juice centers that offer amazing food and beverages are located within Winnipeg Square.
Explore the world of entertainment and education at Kite and Kaboodle, at Johnston Terminal. This fun-filled store offers top-quality products from brands like LEGO, Playmobil, Critters, Ravensburge and Schleich Figures. Kids are spoilt for choice with kites, wind chime, games, puzzles and posters. A variety of magic, arts, craft and science satisfies the curious and creative minds of the young ones. Educational books on diverse topics like humor, science, gardening and storybooks can be enjoyed by any age group. Visit this galore for a fun-filled educational time.
Walmart, located on Empress Street, is one place where you will never get bored of shopping. The exclusive variety of electronics, apparels, furniture, grocery, jewelry and sports equipment is overwhelming. You name it and Walmart has it. It's the perfect place to shop, as everything is available under one roof. The discounts and offers they give are truly worth every penny. Do drop by for a no holds barred shopping trip.
Movie Village has all the popular Hollywood titles found at video mega-stores but it also offers much more. Its international section provides the best flicks from Armenia to Zimbabwe. The cult and independent film section caters to whatever subculture taste you may have. Every videocassette or DVD is for sale, and purchases can be made in-store or online. To make the pop culture experience complete, a new and used CD store is on location for buying, selling or trade-ins.
Since its opening in 1989, this market has evolved into the quintessential gathering place. After 10 years of development of this historic site and restoration of several historic buildings, it is once again a thriving hub of activity. Walking distance from the downtown hotels and within five minute's shuttle from attractions such as the Convention Centre, Manitoba Legislative Buildings, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature etc, the market is "must do" for anyone visiting Winnipeg. Time for some days may vary, please check the website for more details.
The Almond Tree bears a wide variety of assortments in large or small quantities catering to the customer's needs. This store mainly supplies a large selection of baking products, beans, spices and herbs that are usually patronized by the restaurants of the city. Authentic oak barrel maple syrup from Quebec is also available here. The most sought after are the hard-to-find old-fashioned candies and popcorns offered here. With ten varied flavors and sepate seasonings, these popcorns delight people of all ages. The diet-conscious can opt for the sugar-free candies and chocolates!