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Winnipeg - Manitoba

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.

The Forks - Winnipeg

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. 

Visit:

- 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.

- The Forks - Winnipeg's most popular gathering place for shopping, dining and year-round fun and adventure. Located downtown at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers.

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