About Winnipeg

About Winnipeg

About Winnipeg

With an ethically diverse population of 706,900 Winnipeg is the ninth largest city in Canada and dominates the Manitoba economy. Winnipeg has grown steadily over the year, and top ranked industries include: aerospace, manufacturing, agribusiness, garment and apparel industries, film production, health and biotechnology research, information technology and transportation equipment manufacturing.

The City is the sunshine capital of Canada, with over 2,300 hours of sun annually. Winnipeg has a continental-type climate, enjoying four distinct seasons. There are significant temperature variations through the year generally ranging form highs of +35 degrees Celsius to lows of -40 degrees Celsius. It’s location in the centre of the continent means that the city benefits from being in North America central time zone. 

Culturally, Winnipeg is home to the world famous Royal Winnipeg Ballet, one of the most prestigious dance troupes on the globe. Its cultural counterparts include The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Manitoba Opera Association.

Other attractions include:
The Manitoba Museum is the keeper of the Hudson’s Bay Collection  
The Winnipeg Art Gallery houses the world’s larges collection of Inuit stone sculpture 
The Manitoba Theatre Centre is the oldest regional English-language in Canada 
The Manitoba Music Festival held in the city is the largest of its kind in Canada 
The Forks, is the busiest of spots – winter and summer and the site of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

In addition, the City has many professional sports teams, including the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Team, the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Team, and the Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Teams. 

Each summer Winnipeg becomes a city of festivals, visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is the largest folk music festival on the continent and The Fringe Festival is the second largest in North America. The largest and longest running festival of its kind in the world is Folklorama, which is held annually. 

Winnipeg offers some of Canada’s celebrated arts groups, acclaimed festivals, family-friendly fun and historically significant attractions. There is no end of things to do and see in Winnipeg, whatever the time of year