Perusing the prairies with the help of Radisson Hotels
Central Canada is far too often short-changed as a fly-over region. But anyone who’s spent time in the prairies knows there’s so much more to this vast region than that. And with Radisson Hotels located throughout Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan, you know you’ll always have a comfortable place to put your head down at the end of a busy day.
Here are four ways to fill a day in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina and Fort McMurray.
EAT, SHOP AND STROLL THROUGH WINNIPEG
Winnipeg, a sprawling metropolis tucked away in Canada’s vast prairie, rich in charm. Case in point: Clementine, an eclectic breakfast and brunch spot where global influences lend themselves to dishes like fried chicken and tahini toast or smoked arctic char.
Start there, then spend the day at the Forks Market, a bustling riverside community hub where a vast array of vendors offer snacks, clothing and trinkets. Enjoy local craft beer at The Common, or shop for crafty hand made items like candles from Coal and Canary.
EXPLORE HIKING TRAILS AND HOMEDOWN BREWS IN SASKATOON
A rival to the province’s capital city of Regina, Saskatoon features a lively bar scene and stunning natural attractions along the South Saskatchewan River.
Grab breakfast at Hometown Diner, a classic spot downtown that serves all-day brunch, before heading to the nearby Meewasin Valley, where you’ll find nearly 60 kilometres of riverside hiking trails along the backdrop of the city. Then, head back into Saskatoon’s city centre, where you’ll have your pick of local bars and live music. You can’t go wrong at Cohen’s Beer Republic – the perfect mix between a restaurant and a pub.
WATCH THE NORTHERN LIGHTS FROM FORT MCMURRAY
Start your day in Fort McMurray with breakfast or an early lunch at Mitchell’s Café, a downtown restaurant with a wrap-around patio, great for warmer fall days. Keep an eye out for its sandwiches: The spot is well-loved by locals for its signature sunshine bread.
When you’re this far north in Canada, the perfect way to round out an evening is by viewing the northern lights. Aurora Borealis can shine during any month of the year, but your best bet for seeing the lights is during colder months in the fall, winter and spring. Book a trip with a local tour company, which will take you away from city light pollution for the perfect viewing experience.
GO URBAN EXPLORING IN REGINA
The capital of Saskatchewan, Regina is a calm, picturesque town, rife with natural charms.
The 2,300-acre Wascana Centre – a landscaped park in the heart of the city – is a great place to start your day. Offering both serene views over the central Wascana Lake and museums like the Saskatchewan Science Centre and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, there’s something for everyone in the family in this popular park.
After a long day on your feet, wind down at Bushwakker Brewpub, a laid-back craft beer spot that features local live music twice a week.
In any of these beautiful Central Canadian cities, Radisson Hotels offers a comfortable, inviting place to base yourself. Book a stay at either of our Winnipeg hotels; the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Saskatoon, the Country Inn and Suites by Radisson, Regina; or the Radisson Hotel and Suites Fort McMurray.
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