Winnipeg is the provincial capital of Manitoba, a province of over 1.2 million people, with grasslands, rich farmland, natural forests, and friendly communities.
Winnipeg is rich in old world traditions, charm and cultural diversity. With 43 different cultural groups represented, this city and metropolitan area of 718,400 (as of 2015) is filled with the richness and uniqueness of food, arts, and entertainment from many countries. In addition, the historic St. Boniface area of Winnipeg offers a dynamic Francophone culture. Winnipeg's size is large enough to provide for the full range of cultural and sports experiences, but small enough to provide an extraordinarily high quality of life.
Winnipeg lies at the heart of Canada. Winnipeggers enjoy a true four-season climate. The city enjoys more sunshine than almost any city in Canada with over 2,300 hours each year. Summer days are long and hot, and the beaches just an hour north of the city offer a summer paradise of white powdery sand. In the winter, the city becomes a winter wonderland with cross country skiing along miles of groomed trails and skating on the rivers or in city parks.
Winnipeg is rich in culture and boasts a vibrant arts community. Along with the internationally renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet and The Winnipeg Art Gallery there is also the exciting Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Many come to Winnipeg to take part in several festivals throughout the year including the New Music Festival, the Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and the Festival du Voyageur.
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