As citizens of the coldest major city in Canada, Winnipeggers know how to embrace the chilly months — and 390 On the River is perfectly situated to make the most of the season. With just a short walk or drive, you can enjoy some of the best winter that Winnipeg has to offer (yes, even this year!). And when it’s time to head home, 390 On the River boasts some special features for warming up.
You won’t ever need to scrape frost off your windshield, plug in your vehicle or start your commute in a frigid car when you live at 390 On the River. Our above-grade parkade is heated, so you’ll be warm and comfortable getting into your vehicle no matter how cold it gets outside. Plus, there’s a car wash bay on the main floor so you can easily wash away salt and slush throughout the winter.
When it comes to outdoor winter fun in the city, you can’t beat a skate on the river. 390 On the River boasts a private path to the River Walk, and from there you can easily find one of the designated access points for River Trail skating. Once the Assiniboine is properly frozen and cleared, you’ll be sure to get some solid activity — and have a whole lot of fun — gliding along the river. While some amenities will be closed this year due to the pandemic, trails are currently scheduled to open when conditions permit — though this is always subject to change, much like the weather in Winnipeg. You will be expected to keep a distance of six feet from anyone who doesn’t live in your household. Visit theforks.com to see which sections are open for skating and get info on conditions.
On those oh-so-cold Winnipeg winter nights, there’s nothing like cuddling up in front of a glowing fire. At 390 On the River, each suite on floors 18 to 22 features a 50-inch electric fireplace with a sleek black surround that fits seamlessly in our modern suites and adds some seriously cozy vibes to the living space. With everyone being encouraged to stay home as much as possible, it’s a perfect excuse to grab a glass of your favourite white from the wine fridge (also included on these upper floors) or a mug of hot chocolate and settle in with a good book, Netflix binge or a family game.
Just a 10-minute walk away, The Forks is home to a bunch of fun outdoor activities. In addition to skating trails, there’s a hockey rink at CN Stage, Crokicurl (a giant-sized mashup of curling and the board game Crokinole), a toboggan hill, a walking trail across the rail bridge (illuminated at night with festive strings of lights) and more. Some activities could be suspended this winter, so be sure to check theforks.com for info on what’s open.
Winnipeg is home to plenty of cross-country skiing trails, including several public trails throughout the city. For the serious Nordic skier, Windsor Park Nordic Centre is just a 12-minute drive from 390 On the River. Run by the Cross Country Ski Association of Manitoba, a day or season pass will get you access to 15 kilometres of trails, all of which are lit for night skiing. This season, things are running differently due to the pandemic. You’ll need to purchase passes online and you’re encouraged to arrive dressed for skiing (or be prepared to layer up in your car or the parking lot). Check out what’s open and closed at the park at windsorparknordic.ca.