Winnipeg is the capital and largest city in Manitoba and is situated just about at North America’s longitudinal centre. Located at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers Winnipeg is a four-season hub of activity. Being in the Canadian Prairies gives Winnipeg a humid continental climate. Although Winnipeg experiences four seasons, spring and autumn tend to be temperate and very short transition periods. Summer temperature records show that the average daytime highs reach 25°C and the winter daytime high averages -11°C. Winnipeg is in an area in which the summers bring many thunderstorms and the winters can be very long and cold. The population is just over 700,000.
Winnipeg does not roll up the carpet when winter blows in, it is quite the opposite. There are plenty of activities to partake in which includes a plethora of museums and cultural centres, concert venues, and theatres. Should you enjoy outdoor winter activities then a trip to Arctic Glacier Winter Park is a must. With 1.2 km of trails to skate on and other fun winter activities it is easy to spend an entire day here. If you’d rather go shopping then there are many unique shopping neighbourhoods such as the Exchange District, Academy or Osborne Village. You’ll discover indie designer threads, unique jewellery, and trendy accessories. There are of course a variety of outlet stores and sprawling malls that cater to brand seekers and deal hunters. From fine dining to street eats there are plenty of amazing places to relax and enjoy a fulfilling meal. Enjoy the great nightlife, casinos and take in a spectator sporting event such as the NHLs Winnipeg Jets or the CFLs Bluebombers.