Winnipeg Essential Info

Overview

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city in Manitoba, and a major centre on the Canadian Prairies. About 700,000 people live in the city proper, with about 780,000 in the entire census metropolitan area. "The Peg" is a city as diverse in and of itself as the whole of Canada.

It is a well rounded city with a stable economy. It is a destination for architecture, rivers, history, money (mint), arts, and museums. It has something for everyone — from boutiques to cheap value stores, Winnipeg has a great retail market, where a lot of new concepts are tried.

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  1. Winnipeg was the first city in the world to develop the 911 emergency number.
  2. The Winnipeg Art Gallery has the biggest collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
  3. Winnipeg is known as the Slurpee Capital of the Wold.
  4. The Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of the oldest and largest folk festivals in the world.
  5. The world’s largest trilobite known as Isotelus rex was discovered in northern Manitoba, and can be seen at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg.

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