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Manitoba’s combination of cosmopolitan sophistication, natural beauty and friendly people keep visitors coming back for more. The geographical center of Canada longitudinally, Manitoba has a vibrant history rooted in French and Aboriginal culture, their roles in the fur trade and the Europeans who controlled it. Winnipeg, the capital, and a city anchored on two elegant rivers, offers a feast of festivals, renowned culture and performing arts and cuisine fused by the imaginations of many cultures. Visitors explore from here, either flying another two hours north to experience the many historic and natural delights of Churchill and the ...

Manitoba’s combination of cosmopolitan sophistication, natural beauty and friendly people keep visitors coming back for more. The geographical center of Canada longitudinally, Manitoba has a vibrant history rooted in French and Aboriginal culture, their roles in the fur trade and the Europeans who controlled it. Winnipeg, the capital, and a city anchored on two elegant rivers, offers a feast of festivals, renowned culture and performing arts and cuisine fused by the imaginations of many cultures. Visitors explore from here, either flying another two hours north to experience the many historic and natural delights of Churchill and the wildlife-rich lowlands of Hudson Bay, or to sample the wares of a remote fishing lodge. Others drive east to Whiteshell Provincial Park, north along massive Lake Winnipeg’s golden beaches and towns or farther to the waterfalls and lake country near Duck Mountain Provincial Park or Thompson, or west to fine Riding Mountain National Park. More than 100,000 lakes and waterways inlaid in a rich swath of boreal forest mean landscapes here are ideal for world-class fishing, hunting, paddling and hiking, snowmobiling and other outdoor pursuits.

Catherine Senecal
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Catherine Senecal is the author of Pelicans to Polar Bears, a wildlife viewing guide to Manitoba, and has written about Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and other places for Michelin Guides, Rand McNally, and Reader’s Digest Atlas.

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  • Location: bordered by Ontario to the east, Saskatchewan to the west
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
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