Winnipeg Overview

  • In 1919, the city of Winnipeg had twenty millionaires!
  • Winnipeg is home to the largest Aboriginal population in Canada.
  • The Exchange District, the cultural heart of Winnipeg, is also home to the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, where displays on the Metis people, and farming life in the province are popular with adults and children alike.
  • St. Boniface was established in 1818 with the arrival of two French-Canadian priests who built a modest chapel and residence, the humble beginnings from which arose this beautiful and extensive community.
  • Provencher Boulevard is home to the Franco-Manitoban cultural center, as well as the Cercle Moliere, Canada’s oldest theatre company.
  • Check out Rainbow Stage in the north end’s Kildonan Park, where musicals are performed in an outdoor theatre every summer.
  • The famous Golden Boy atop the legislative building was created by a French sculptor.
  • In the 1890s, residents of Winnipeg wanted to transform the city from a spread-out railway town into a commercial metropolis similar to Chicago. Trees were planted, and the city boasts several beautiful green spaces today!

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