Winnipeg is Manitoba's cosmopolitan capital and Canada's seventh largest city. It is known for its blue skies and sunshine year round, for its beautiful parks, its rivers and its warm hospitality. Winnipeg is the gateway to Canada's west and is the cultural hub of Manitoba.
Located at the confluence of the Red and the Assiniboine rivers, downtown Winnipeg requires many bridges and has been a Canadian crossroads for more than 6,000 years. Manitoba’s capital city of 680,000 still has functioning cast-iron warehouses, stockyards, railroad depots, and grain elevators that testify to its historical role as a distribution and supply center. This lively city is a meeting place for the finest aspects of the cultures represented by the languages spoken there: English, French, Russian, Chinese, and others blend melodiously within the commerce, the arts, the festivals, and the cuisine of Winnipeg. The city also supports several professional sports teams including hockey, basketball, football and baseball. Its cultural offerings include ballet, theater, symphony and opera. Now is the time to plan the vacation of a lifetime, its time to discover the rugged beauty and warm hospitality of Manitoba and its capital city, Winnipeg.