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The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba

by • May 6, 2016 • Historic Places, WinnipegComments (0)1356

Your castle away from home: The Fort Garry Hotel

The year is 1916. You’re standing just steps from Broadway and Main Street, and your gaze turns upward to the towering structure before you. Its elegance is obvious from its “château-style” design, and you know you’ve arrived at the place known for grandeur, pampering and culinary experiences right in the heart of Winnipeg. Fast forward 100 years, and experience the exact same vision of luxury as you stand in front of The Fort Garry Hotel.

The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba

For more than 100 years, The Fort Garry Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre has been part of downtown Winnipeg’s history. Its richly decorated interior of marble, bronze, and gold-trimmed mouldings echoes an era of the past, while the on-site luxury spa and fully-equipped meeting rooms reflect today’s demands for a balance between being connected and being unplugged.

Only minutes away from the equally historic and iconic Winnipeg Forks Market and a host of downtown Winnipeg hot-spots, The Fort Garry is the ideal place to stay when in the heart of the prairies. Just ask some of its famous guests including Laurence Olivier, Liberace, Louis Armstrong, or King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, who stayed during their 1939 visit to Canada.

Since 1913 the hotel has stood as a symbol of Winnipeg’s importance in North America as the hub of continental transportation. The hotel and land is now a national historic site, and remains as one of downtown Winnipeg’s most recognizable structures.

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