At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today’s destination is the active city in the middle of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Manitoba, Winnipeg is a growing and energetic urban centre on the Eastern Prairies often referred to as the Gateway to the West. A natural trading hub at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, the site was used by aboriginal peoples for centuries before French and then English trading posts were established there. Winnipeg remains a continental transport and trade crossroads today, with particular importance on Canada’s railway network.
A city with a rich history, mercantile and otherwise, Winnipeg today is a diverse and culturally active modern urban centre. The historic meeting place for trade and exchange at the spot where the two rivers meet is now known as the Forks, a vibrant redeveloped area with a popular market, retail and restaurants, parks, recreational and event spaces, and a National Historic Site since the 1970s. It is not far from Winnipeg’s downtown, the core of the city’s business district, centred on the intersection of Portage Avenue and Main Street. The Exchange District is also close by, another National Historic Site featuring dozens of notable architectural structures and heritage buildings.
New modern landmarks that have become a notable part of the Winnipeg cityscape include the Esplanade Riel, a pedestrian bridge across the Red River connecting downtown Winnipeg to Francophone heritage community St. Boniface, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights near the Forks, a $300 million-plus project that opened only in the fall of 2014.
Winnipeg also features an active theatre and performing arts scene, which includes the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the oldest ballet company in the country. Winnipeg’s musical heritage, old and new, is also very rich, and can be sampled during the city’s summer musical festivals. Sports fans can enjoy home games of the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Investors Group Field, the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre, and multiple minor league teams as well.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Winnipeg, Manitoba.