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Old Market Square

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Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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Address: 314-63 Albert St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204 942 6716

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reggae fest

no parking, food vendors uninterested in making sales and expensive if you wanted to buy. you can enjoy the music without buying a ticket.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

being at old market square makes you feel as if you have travelled back in time. original buildings from the 19th century in the middle of an urban city. you almost feel the buildings wanting to tell you about their history

Thank Leslie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old Market Square is the starting point of the Exchange District. Fun to simply walk around and take in all the historic buildings or make some stops at all the great shops, theaters, food vendors and galleries. There isn't much street parking, but plenty of parking lots around the area (for a fee.) Though if you are staying in the... More 

Thank Marsha B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lots of shops and places to eat or snack. there is a lot of specialty shop that you find no where else the entire history of the start of winnipeg starts here many kinds of entertainment happen here all year round

Thank Wayne M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

no parking, food vendors uninterested in making sales and expensive if you wanted to buy. you can enjoy the music without buying a ticket.

Thank Mark C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a hot area in Winnipeg on weekends especially weekend evenings Its just off main street and not far from Winnipeg city hall Watch out for panhandler though

Thank NormanBubis
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Best place to start your tour of the Exchange District neighbourhood. Concerts at the cube in the summer are cool, too. Close to Bronuts and lots of good restaurants!

Thank janetsfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Look up while you walk along the streets and see the 1880-1900 era building and their fantastic architectural detail. You'll find a mix of great restaurants, unique shops, artists' studios as well as manufacturers that have been there for decades. When you're looking up, check out the old painted signage still to be seen on the sides of the old... More 

Thank SueBlue4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The whole area is a treasure trove of late 19th century architecture. Many movies shot here (eg. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) because of the well preserved buildings. Keep your eyes on the surrounding buidings, they don't make them like that anymore.

Thank Ron B
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

I am old enough to remember when this was planned, and Winnipeggers found many reasons to deride this development, however, they sure got it right. The revitalisation of Winnipeg's Exchange District is anchored by Old Market Square. The home to cool shops, interesting organisations, great restaurants and pubs and at its core and very fine, if peculiar, stage that is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

It's Winnipeg, so there's not much to do or see. I guess this is one of the more interesting and nature appealing aspects.

Thank Theo T

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