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This central Canadian province is known for its calm lakes, sandy beaches and rich cultural heritage, which has been influenced by people from around the world. Manitoba is located in the geographic heart of Canada and this central province, which has a strong business economy, thrives on trade. Visit the urban art galleries of Winnipeg, walk through open-air museums in Steinbach and dig your toes into the soft sands surrounding one of Manitoba’s many lakes.
Wander the streets of Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital, to find educational museums, grand government buildings and green open spaces. Take the children to the Assiniboine Park Zoo, visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and explore the history of the Canadian railways at the Winnipeg Railway Museum. If the weather is nice, bring a picnic to the Forks, a popular public space with lush grass and benches.
Explore the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach to understand how past immigrants to the region lived and worked. Steinbach is still very much a city that welcomes immigrants, evidenced by its annual Newcomers Potluck Picnic. During this event you can taste-test locally made food such as smoked sausage and traditional Mennonite cuisine.
Manitoba has lots of beaches, which can be found along the shores of its many lakes. Go windsurfing at Grand Beach or walk along the Ancient Beach trails. Enjoy an ice cream while strolling down the iconic lakeside boardwalk at Winnipeg Beach.
For a history fix, observe blacksmiths at work at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, an old stone fur trading post. Head for the New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli to examine artifacts from Icelandic settlers in Manitoba.
Winter in Manitoba is a fun time to visit, as fresh snow and winter festivals bring the region to life. Go sledding down Holiday Mountain or snowboarding at Asessippi Ski Area.
The Winnipeg International Airport connects Manitoba with the rest of the world. To get around Manitoba, make use of the bus system, which serves rural villages and towns as well as major cities. Rent a car to cruise along scenic highway routes.
See for yourself why thousands of tourists flock to this prairie province every year to marvel at its vast landscapes and wide-open countryside.