As a student at PACE you work a rigorous schedule in the same building everyday. As great as the facility may be, sometimes finding a fresh new environment is just what you need to recharge your mind. International students are primarily here to study, but many are here to experience the Canadian culture as well. Unfortunately, many International students stick within the confines of our school and their homes, due to the lack of knowledge and exposure from our fine city.
Winnipeg can tend to be somewhat of a members club where you need to know a local to uncover many of its hidden secrets. Luckily Winnipeg is also located in a province otherwise known as “Friendly Manitoba”, and as a new friend, I will provide you with the following compilation, of great places to study outside the University, to get you feeling like part of the community.
Just a 15 minute walk away from The University of Winnipeg is the Millennium library. This beautiful building is filled with tons of natural light, a coffee shop to fill your caffeine fix, and free WiFi. The aesthetics of this beautiful building will be sure to open your mind to the world around you, just like the floor to ceiling windows available.
The library is open:
Weekdays 10 am to 9 pm
Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm
Located in the heart of the exchange district is Forth. Grab yourself a Flat white, an Avocado toast and get your study on with free WiFi in an industrial, exposed brick setting. This coffee shop has tons of study room in the back, a rooftop patio, and a little private area just down the stairs. Did I mention they also have a cocktail bar?
Forth is open:
Weekdays 7 am – 10 pm
Weekends 9 am – 5 pm
Mountain Bean Coffee Co.
Enjoy the outdoors but hate the snow? Get lost in this lodge-like coffee-house inspired by the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy a cup of fair trade coffee or grab a “Caramel Snow cap” while you study with free WiFi.
Mountain Bean Coffee Co. is open:
Weekdays 6:30 am – 10 pm
Weekends 7 am – 10 pm
Right in the heart of Osborne village is Kawaii Crepe. A Nutella lovers dream, with Japanese style crepes filled with all sorts of treats. Sweet tooth? Savoury? they have you covered. Great lighting and free WiFi make this upbeat environment a great spot for your next study destination.
Kawaii Crepe is open:
Sunday to Thursday 7:30 am – Midnight
Friday and Saturday 7:30 am – 1 am
Thom Bargen Coffee & Tea
Just a few steps away from the Buhler building is Thom Bargen. With amazing lattes, delicious pastries, and friendly baristas, this place is sure to satisfy. You can stay connected while you study with free WiFi in a clean enviroment that’s light and airy. It also doesn’t hurt that they carry mouth-watering donuts from Oh Doughnuts.
Thom Bargen is open:
Weekdays 7 am – 5 pm
Saturdays 8 am – 5 pm
Winnipeg is full of treasures just waiting for you to discover. No matter where you choose to study, Winnipeg is sure to have a spot thats just right for you. Welcome home.