Winnipeg is a large city in southern Canada, located near several large lakes. The city's climate is continental humid with warm summers (20 C) and cold winters (-20 C), rainfall remaines almost constant throughout the year. In winter, most of the rain falls as snow, and stays on the ground for about six months. The city's main attractions are The Forks, an open-air market on top of the frozen river, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Esplanade Riel Bridge. Within the town there is also a huge amount of new and old architecture, a number of good museums, parks and art galleries as well as good opportunities for shopping.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Winnipeg forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Winnipeg is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $85.80, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $233.93, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $67.50
- Hotel (3 stars): $95.13
- Hotel (4 stars): $114.23
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $12.98
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.73
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.56
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.61
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.95
Winnipeg has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 42.5 (weaker than United states average 48.0)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 64.9 (weaker than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 30.7 (weaker than United states average 41.8)
More information: Winnipeg safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: It is recommended that the traveller should carry an international driving license as a translation of the Finnish driving license. Passport and a credit card are required to rent a car.
- Direction of traffic: The traffic in the United States and Canada is right-handed.
- Insurance: It is recommended to take a paid insurance for rental cars. Standard car insurances do not have an insurance retracted, if your travel insurance does not cover something related to leasing. Without an insurance the driver is responsible, if a crash occurs, or if the car gets stolen or broken up. If you get into a crash, the insurance of the person responsible for the accident may cover the cost for the damage on your rental car, but not in every case, so you should first call the police and it can be tricky to obtain a compensation. The exception to this is New York, where the law prescribes, that the insurance has to cover a minimal insurance for rental cars.
- Driving in the wider area: Some rental companies do not allow the export of theirs cars over the state border, you should check that in advance.