You might already know Winnipeg as the Slurpee Capital of the World, or that it’s literally been colder than Mars. More recently, NASA even named a plot of land on the red planet after this capital city. But beyond these intergalactic accolades, Manitoba is a truly amazing place, right here on Earth, with contributions to the world’s wildlife wonders, outdoor phenomenon’s, first-class festivals and yes, even Hollywood.
Winnipeg is a culturally diverse city with more than 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the region.
Whether you’re here for a short term rental or longer term relocation, you’ll be delighted by Winnipeg’s top-notch food scene, that tantalizes every taste bud with over 1,100 restaurants. You’ll enjoy exotic dishes at authentic mom-and-pop restaurants, nibble into innovative tapas at trendy bistros and dine with gourmands at hot spots manned by the city’s top chefs. For weekly food news, chef profiles and restaurant guides, visit www.pegcitygrub.com. You can also choose to order in, and make the most of your furnished apartment.
Known as the “cultural cradle of Canada”, Winnipeg is home to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Newer attractions include the world-class Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Festivals abound in Manitoba’s capital with a year-round slate of activity including Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, now 42 years old, and one of the oldest and largest folk festivals in the world while Folklorama, held each August, is the world’s largest and longest running multicultural festival. For a memorable and moving experience of the history in Winnipeg, Manito Ahbee is the largest Pow Wow gathering in Canada, and the second largest in North America
Home to the sunniest winter season in Canada, winter activities include the world’s only pop-up restaurant on a frozen river, and one of the world’s longest natural skating trails in the world, leading skaters down the Red and Assiniboine Rivers with vibrant warming hut installations designed by architects from around the world.
You might even want to jump in the car and venture out to Churchill where over 3000 Beluga whales visit between mid-June to mid-August and if you’re feeling daring you can even kayak and snorkel with these beauties. And while you’re out there look up, because Churchill is one of the top 3 places in the world to observe the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.
If you’re into curling, or thinking of giving it a shot, Winnipeg is exactly where you want to be, with more curling clubs than Ontario and Quebec combined and often referred to as the Curling Capital of the World.
Fun Facts: Manitoba has produced famous musicians such as Neil Young, Burton Cummings/The Guess Who, Randy Bachman, Chantal Kreviazuk, The Weakerthans, Crash Test Dummies, Tom Cochrane, Bif Naked, Fred Penner, Bob Rock and Al Simmons! And they haven’t fared too badly on the silver screen either, graced by Manitoba-born actors such as Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Suicide Squad) and Anna Paquin (X-Men, True Blood).