Five great places to study in Winnipeg

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.


Millennium library

251 Donald St.

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.

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Source – Winnipeg Public library

The library is open:

Weekdays 10 am to 9 pm

Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm

Sundays 1 pm – 5 pm

www.wpl.winnipeg.ca


Forth

171 McDermot Ave.

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?

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Forth is open:

Weekdays 7 am – 10 pm

Weekends 9 am – 5 pm

www.forth.ca


Mountain Bean Coffee Co.

2001 Henderson Hwy, Unit 5

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.

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Mountain Bean Coffee Co. is open:

Weekdays 6:30 am – 10 pm

Weekends 7 am – 10 pm

www.mountainbean.com


Kawaii Crepe

201-99 Osborne St.

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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

www.kawaiicrepe.ca


Thom Bargen Coffee & Tea

250 Kennedy St.

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.

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Thom Bargen is open:

Weekdays 7 am – 5 pm

Saturdays 8 am – 5 pm

www.thombargen.com


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.

Top Winter Coats to Survive Winter in Winnipeg: A Student’s guide to staying warm in the Great White North

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Winnipeg, or “Winterpeg”, as it is known to the locals, is one of the coldest cities in the world and if you have not grown up here, it can be quite a shock to the system. Even if you have lived through a Winnipeg winter, it never gets easier…or warmer!

As a student from another country, it can be quite difficult to imagine how cold it will get and what type of clothing you will need, to stay warm. Budget is also a consideration when deciding on your winter coat and accessories.

Typically, November is the start of colder temperatures; however, this year, the city relished in above normal temperatures that delayed the snow. December, on the other hand, has shown just how low the thermometer can go. December 21st is also the First Day of Winter! It is hard to believe, considering that we have already experienced enough snow, but hopefully, freezing temperatures will stay at bay.

Winnipeg’s winter climate is a dry cold and its Prairie location means that harsh winter winds blow down from the Arctic and across the plains. December and January are the coldest months with temperatures dipping to -25c on average but of course, you should also be prepared for snow storms that will bring an abundance of snow, ice, and temperatures that can reach as low as -36c to -40c. As intimidating as this sounds, it is possible to stay warm and enjoy the snow’s beauty and the variety of winter activities on offer.

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The best way to approach your winter wardrobe is to wear thin layers that you can add on or take off. This will help you to deal with the extremes between outdoor and indoor temperatures, such as walking to school, running between classes, or travelling on a hot and stuffy bus.

The most important articles of clothing are:

  • Gloves or mittens with a fleece or fibrefill lining
  • Wool or fleece scarf
  • Wool or fleece hat (toque) – How can there not be an emoji for this?
  • Boots with a good tread to prevent slipping on ice
  • Wool or down-filled jacket or coat, preferably with a hood
  • Fur scarves or hats are also an option for warmth; however, there are ethical issues associated with the treatment of animals and the wearing of fur for fashion’s sake. Fur trim on a hood is generally accepted but there are plenty of fake fur options available.

Whether you have more dash than cash or are wanting to make a major investment, here are the best jackets and coats to buy for winter.

Budget

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Zara – $159               Asos – $96.85                     H&M – $79.99

Moderately Priced

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J.Crew – $358             Club Monaco – $459   Club Monaco -$495

Luxury

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NET-A-PORTER.COM – $3,410  Cabala’s – $950  MR PORTER.COM – $2,357