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Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Shops For Cultural Treasures

Courtesy Winnipeg Trading Post

Courtesy Winnipeg Trading Post

These shops offer one-of-a-kind artisanal crafts from around the globe.   

Linen shirts, called ‘vyshyvanka’, at Oseredok Boutique are decorated with hand-embroidered designs symbolizing cultural pride and national hospitality. 184 Alexander Ave E, 204‑942-0218

Find mukluks and moccasins (pictured) created by Aboriginal artisans at Winnipeg Trading Post. Mukluks are designed for warmth and durability in the frigid northern tundra. 1128 Main St, 204‑947-0513

Mandarin International carries a mix of gifts from the Far East and Canadiana souvenirs. Shelves burst with Winnipeg-themed t-shirts and mugs, as well as colourful Chinese fans and chopsticks. Johnston Terminal at The Forks, main floor, 204‑943‑0383

Shop t-shirts and tank tops adorned with February’s Festival du Voyageur logo at Boutique du Festival. Traditional sashes which were used to carry belongings during the fur trade era are made by Métis company Étchiboy. 233 Provencher Blvd, 204‑237‑7692

Vibrant decorations from Mexico colour the walls of La Bodega Imports. Star light fixtures are made by craftsmen from Central Mexico out of tin, brass and glass. 955 Portage Ave, 204‑772‑4331

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