The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Arctic Glacier Winter Park at the Forks and the Downtown Spirit bus. Those are three of the reasons National Geographic Travel named Winnipeg one of the best places to visit on earth on their list, Best Trips 2016.

"Winnipeg is a whistle-stop on rail and road trips across Canada; polar bear and beluga whale enthusiasts know it as the starting point for their journey north to Churchill," Kimberley Lovato wrote in the article.

"But this unpretentious prairie city proves itself worthy of more than a glance from a train window."

The National Geographic profile provides information on the public transit system, including the Downtown Spirit, a free bus with three routes at the center of the city. Winnipeg's Alt Hotel is named one of the best places to stay while vacationing in Winnipeg, whether it be in the winter when there are lots of opportunities for ice skating and tobogganing or in the summertime, when farmers markets are a popular way to spend time.

The list includes a mix of well-known travel destinations including New York City and the Philippines and places that people may not think to visit such as Hokkaido, Japan, where snow falls twice a day in the winter, according to National Geographic.