Located in the heart of Canada, Manitoba is an exciting place to live, learn and explore. Manitoba is known for its pristine nature, beautiful landscape, vibrant culture and friendly people. While living in Manitoba, you will have the opportunity to experience all four seasons and enjoy the great outdoors.
Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, is home to 811,900 people and more than 100 ethnic groups speaking over 80 languages.
- Celebrate over 130 days of festivals including Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Fringe Festival and Folklorama–the world’s longest-running multicultural festival.
- Winnipeg has been called the “cultural cradle of Canada” and is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Rainbow Stage’s outdoor theatre and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
- Manitobans embrace winter—there are many parks in which you can ski and snowshoe, The Forks national historic site features outdoor skating trails and ice sports, and there is even a pop-up restaurant on the frozen river.
- Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo features the award-winning Journey to Churchill exhibit, which houses the world’s largest collection of northern species, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, wolves and muskoxen.
- Manitoba is home to many urban greenspaces and parks where you can enjoy camping, canoeing, hiking and wildlife.
- With over 1,100 restaurants to choose from, Winnipeg has one of the highest restaurant to population ratios in North America.
- Winnipeg is home to a National Hockey League (NHL) team, the Winnipeg Jets; a professional baseball team, the Winnipeg Goldeyes; and a professional Canadian football team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, whose stadium is located at the U of M.