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Winnipeg Travel Guide

Winnipeg Travel Guide



Winnipeg is a Canadian city, and the provincial capital of Manitoba. It is prominent in Western Canada for transportation, finance, manufacturing, agriculture and education

The city is located in the flood plain at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers near the geographic centre of North America, and is protected from flooding by the Red River Floodway. It is the province's largest city, with 619,544 people (2001 Canadian Census) and 702,400 people in the metropolitan area (Statistics Canada 2004 estimate). It has the Winnipeg International Airport, railroad shops, grain elevators, stockyards, meatpacking, aircraft maintenance and bus manufacturing facilities, flour and textile mills, and bio-medical research facilities. It is one of the coldest large cities in the world with temperatures averaging below freezing from mid-November through much of March. Although, during the summer the tempurature reaches 30C and higher, which is consistant from June through to September.

From the very beginning, Winnipeg was described as the city where "the West began", and its polyglot population, drawn from almost every country in Europe, was attracted by the promise of the fertile soils to the west. But this was no classless pioneer town: as early as the 1880s the city had developed a clear pattern of residential segregation, with leafy prosperous suburbs to the south, along the Assiniboine River, while to the north lay "Shanty Town".

In the city are the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Manitoba Theater Group, and a symphony orchestra. The Univ. of Manitoba and the Univ. of Winnipeg are also there, and the city has a Canadian Football League team. An annual festival, the Folklorama, is dedicated to celebrating the city's increasingly cosmopolitan character.

Winnipeg Travel Guide
Winnipeg city
Winnipeg Travel Guide
Winnipeg city


Winnipeg Travel Guide
Winnipeg city
Winnipeg Travel Guide
Winnipeg city





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