Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba and has the third largest francophone community outside Quebec. The city has over 700, 000 people from different parts of the world.
The architecture of the city is one of the most remarkable in all the country. The city is renowned for its Saint Boniface Heritage Center, its famous Cathedral and the Esplanade Riel Bridge, a true work of art which bears the name of Louis Riel, Manitoba’s founder. The Exchange district comprises a multitude of historic buildings, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres, shops, antiques stores and residential areas.
Winnipeg is a warm and welcoming city with many festivals taking place 130 days out of the year. Some of the famous ones include the Winnipeg Folk Festival, one of the biggest folk music festivals in the world, and the Winnipeg Folkarama, considered the biggest multicultural event in North America, and a true reflection of the openness of Canadian culture. Winnipeg also possesses the largest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
Winnipeg offers an eclectic variety of cuisine which includes Ukrainian specialties, Thai cuisine, German pastries and other fine world cuisine.