Manitoba's capital city Winnipeg is
multicultural urban oasis and a
city of boundless energy and opportunities.
Winnipeg is renowned for
its vibrant multicultural life, richly layered traditions of ethnic
communities and great variety of festivals, events, museums and
galleries. There is always something to do in this vibrant city. Watch
the life performance on the outdoor stage, relax in the serene open
spaces of Assiniboine Park, watch the swans on a quiet pond, take a
famous riverwalk, play, walk and shop at The Forks, a historic junction
that's emerged as Winnipeg's favourite meeting place or enjoy the
sights and sounds of a world-class zoo.
Winnipeg lies at the confluence of the
Assiniboine River and the Red
River, which is known as The Forks, a
historic focal point on canoe river routes travelled by Aboriginal peoples for thousands of years.
The name Winnipeg is a transcription
of a western Cree Indian
words win (meaning "muddy") and nipee ( meaning "waters").
Archeological evidence shows that Winnipeg general area was important
place of settlement for more than six thousands of years.
- Assiniboine Park on the Assiniboine River.
The park comprises 153
hectares (378 acres) and features miniature railway, zoo with over
1,600 different animals, duck pond, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, Tavern,
Conservatory, Lyric Theatre, French and English Garden, walking and
biking paths, facilities for tobogganing, cross-country skiing and
ice-skating and more. Link to more info from unofficial site: http://assiniboinepark.com/
- Visit Fort Whyte Centre
For Family Adventure and Recreation -
Winnipeg's wild oasis with 640 acres of forest, lakes, marshes and
self-guiding trails. A bird-watcher's delight. Fall migration brings
thousands of Canada geese and ducks for a truly natural spectacle.
Scenic lakes offer canoe and boat rentals and year round fishing for
pike, walleye and trout.
Forks - Winnipeg's most popular gathering place for
dining and year-round fun and adventure. Located downtown at the
junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers.