Discover Manitoba’s Rich Diverse Culture and Endless Prairieland
The Manitoba province is one of three Prairie Provinces in Canada, and is home to more than 1.2 million people. Winnipeg is the largest city in the province, with a population of more than 780,000. Brandon, the second-largest city, has just 53,000 residents.
The province’s principle industries include manufacturing, mining and agriculture. The province’s rich farmlands produce barley, wheat, sunflower, oat, canola and flax. The area is also home to several dairy and livestock farms.
Manitoba’s low cost of living and comfortable lifestyle has attracted a growing population of immigrants who have chosen to settle in the area. Immigration has allowed Manitoba to offer a rich blend of diverse cultures.
Each year, the province hosts a variety of ethnic festivals to celebrate Manitoba’s diversity.
Winnipeg’s love and appreciation for the arts has allowed the city to host the first Royal ballet company and the first internationally-recognized symphony orchestra.
Manitoba offers five ecozones: taiga shield, boreal shield, prairie and Hudson plains. The boreal shield, taiga shield and Hudson plain contain parts of Canada’s Boreal forest.
Forests make up about 48% of the province’s land area.
For nature and animal lovers, Manitoba brings the unique opportunity to see polar bears. In fact, the northern town of Churchill is known as the “Polar Bear Capital.”
Other large animals, like black bears, white-tailed deer, moose, lynx and wolves can also be found in Manitoba, especially in the national parks.
Along with its polar bears and other large animals, Manitoba is especially known for its fishing. The province’s lakes house 18 species of game fish, including pike, trout and goldeye.
Travelers looking to go off the beaten path will enjoy exploring the many small and evocative towns in Manitoba, where the open spaces stretch on forever and give way to fields of wildflowers and sunflowers.
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