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Winnipeg Introduction


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Winnipeg surprises. It's a large and cosmopolitan city rising from the vast plains of southern Manitoba, not the regional town some may expect. Winnipeg is home to the world-class Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Blue Bombers football team and many other treasures. Fine museums, good local transit and a stimulating, multicultural atmosphere contribute to the sophistication.   Click here to see the full Winnipeg travel guide on Travel42 »

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Winnipeg Geography


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Winnipeg sits halfway between the east and west coasts of Canada in the province of Manitoba. It is centered on the junction of the Red River, which flows north into the massive Lake Winnipeg, and the Assiniboine River, which empties into the Red River. The rivers' confluence served for thousands of years as a gathering and trading spot for North American aboriginal people who arrived from the vast lakes region to the north and east and from the wide, wild prairies to the west. The city sits at ...  Click here to see the full Winnipeg travel guide on Travel42 »

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Winnipeg History


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Winnipeg takes its name from the Cree word winnipee, or "muddy water." The area gained its first permanent colonial occupants in 1812 with the Red River Settlement, when Scottish Lord Selkirk began taking Scottish and Irish immigrants to the area where French-speaking fur traders and Metis people had been living since the late 1700s. (The Metis are those descended from unions between the Scots or French and the Native Americans.) Metis native son Louis Riel (after whom a provincial holiday in mid-February has been named) became a prominent local leader, heading a provisional government 1869-70 that eventually negotiated an act with the Canadian government to establish Manitoba as a province and to protect French-language rights. Riel, however, also led civil insurrections against a fledgling Canadian government in both southern Manitoba and neighboring Saskatchewan. Although hanged as a rebel in 1885, Riel later came to be recognized as the father of Manitoba.  Click here to see the full Winnipeg travel guide on Travel42 »

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Winnipeg Sightseeing & Things to Do


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There's plenty of history to be found in Winnipeg, since this city is where Canada's west truly began. Replicas of the earliest settlements—wood-stake construction from those days didn't last long—can still be seen at the former center for fur-trading, Lower Fort Garry and at Fort Gibraltar, once a favorite place of the voyagers. Visitors can chat with role-playing, costumed employees to learn a bit of history.  Click here to see the full Winnipeg travel guide on Travel42 »

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Winnipeg Nightlife


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The city's primary nightlife areas are in Osborne Village, along a section of Portage Avenue just west of the city center, and around the busy East Exchange District, where many clubbing hot spots reside in historic old buildings. Some of the names may change frequently, but they remain clubs of one sort or another, and there are plenty of after-hours bars and restaurants to sustain party-hearty sorts into the wee hours of the morning.   Click here to see the full Winnipeg travel guide on Travel42 »

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Winnipeg Restaurants & Dining


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Winnipeg claims to have the most restaurants in Canada on a per-capita basis, so newcomers to Manitoba and Winnipeg will be pleasantly surprised by the sheer number of restaurants and the wide variety of ethnic cuisines available. More than 40 nationalities are represented in Winnipeg's various restaurants, including Chinese, Italian, Greek, Polish, Japanese, Mexican, Caribbean, Ethiopian, East Indian and Thai.  Click here to see the full Winnipeg travel guide on Travel42 »

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