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* Tourism North: Rich in natural wonders, the
North is home to polar bears, beluga whales,
wolves, walleye and birds of every description. Discover aboriginal culture, revisit the
fur-trade era and explore a vast landscape of
unspoiled wilderness. Snowshoe to an icefishing hole on a pristine lake, hike to majestic
waterfalls and marvel at the North's hardy
history at museums in Churchill, The Pas and
Thompson. We'll leave the northern lights on
for you. W: visitnorthernmanitoba.ca.
From its geographic position in the centre
of Canada, to its warm and inviting people, we
can say with confidence: Manitoba is where
Here you'll find flourishing prairie parklands punctuated by cool clear lakes and
lush boreal forests. Manitoba beckons with
the friendliest people, prime wildlife viewing,
and a vibrant mix of urban excitement and
Manitoba's diverse habitats - sub-Arctic
tundra, broad plains, forests and parklands -
spawn superb wildlife viewing year-round. View
polar bears, kayak with beluga whales or gaze
up at unearthly northern lights on Manitoba's
Hudson Bay ocean coastline. During spring
and fall migrations, birding is spectacular in
choice spots. See moose, elk, bison, black
bears, and even tens of thousands of red-sided
Outdoor enthusiasts have a vast yet accessible wilderness awaiting them with hundreds
of miles of trails and waterways. Sand dunes
and waterfalls, broad valleys and lush Canadian
Shield forests are all found in Manitoba. Take
a swing at a top-notch golf course or cast
your sights to a fishing lodge on one of more
than 100,000 lakes the envy of anglers the
An impressive slate of festivals showcases
the province's diversity and community spirit.
Join the party in cities across the province,
including, Thompson, Brandon, Portage la
Prairie, and Steinbach. With its roots as an
indigenous meeting place, followed by a
railroad boomtown, capital city Winnipeg,
home to more than 700,000, has found its
niche as a mid-size city with a massive-size
offering of arts and culture. A culinary hotspot,
winter destination, and home to the Canadian
Museum for Human Rights and other cultural
institutions like Canada's Royal Winnipeg
Ballet and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
is a city full of surprises.
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* Parkland: This aptly named region is a
natural paradise of scenic woodlands, picturesque lakes, rushing rivers and dramatic
escarpments - along with eclectic shopping
emporiums, art galleries and historic sites.
Climb Manitoba's highest mountain, bike,
ski and snowshoe along winding trails, discover the joys of ice-fishing and keep your
camera handy for encounters with wildlife.
* Interlake: Stretching to the horizon, the shorelines of two inland oceans, Lake Winnipeg
and Lake Manitoba are magnets for naturalists, history buffs and artists - not to mention
Vikings. Fall migration season finds marshes
teeming with Canada geese, and winter is
fine for ice-fishing and cross-country skiing.
Hole up at a lakeside resort, trip back in time
at Gimli's New Iceland Heritage Museum
and keep an eye out for Manipogo - Lake
Manitoba's version of the Loch Ness Monster.
* Westman: From the desert of Spirit Sands
to the woodland trails of Turtle Mountain
Provincial Park, western Manitoba is a dreamscape for footloose explorers. Rolling hills,
lush forests and Prairie vistas hold endless
opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure,
and there's no shortage of urban delights.
* Pembina Valley Central Plains: This fertile
greenbelt is a land of legends, history and
diversity - and of course, sea monsters. Find
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ancient fossils of prehistoric marine reptiles
and follow the flightpaths of migrating waterfowl and raptors. Roam from Delta Marsh
and Lake Manitoba in the north to the cliffs
of the Manitoba Escarpment in the south
along a patchwork of scenic trails and highways - and share in the bounty of Manitoba's
breadbasket at fall suppers along the way.
* Eastman: Lake shores and boreal forest
bump up against the rugged Precambrian
Shield in this all-season playground. Ski in to
a resort cabin, explore unique historic sites
in Manitoba's largest French settlements
and then enjoy local hospitality at every turn.
* Winnipeg: Winnipeg is the hip, happening
capital of Manitoba. The city has it all, including new world-class attractions such as the
Canadian Museum for Human Rights and
Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park
Zoo, an innovative arts and entertainment
scene, historic sites and exhibits, countless
tantalizing local restaurants, luxurious spas,
and fabulous shopping.
We're the gateway to the West and a fourseason destination that celebrates winter
and summer alike with festivals and events
happening all year long. With more than
100 languages spoken, and a diverse population of 793,400, Winnipeg provides cosmopolitan flair while maintaining a tight-knit feel.