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Background Information About Manitoba

Capital City - City Guides The capital of Manitoba is Winnipeg.

Manitoba Background Information

The easternmost of Canada's three Prairie Provinces, Manitoba became   officially separated from the Northwest Territories in 1870.

Churchill, on Hudson Bay, is Canada's only Arctic deep water sea port and provides the shortest shipping route between Canada and Asia.

Manitoba borders Saskatchewan to the west, Ontario to the east, Nunavut to the north, and the American states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.

Manitoba Government:
Home to caring communities, spirited citizens and a vibrant multicultural milieu, Manitoba is a wonderful place to live, work and play.

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Where to Stay in Manitoba

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Hotels in Manitoba:
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What to See in Manitoba

The International Peace Garden, a 2,339 acre Botanical Garden, is located on the border between Manitoba and North Dakota. The entire park is accessible to both Canadians and Americans, without going through Customs, as a symbol of peaceful international relations.

Manitoba Museum:
The Manitoba Museum is the province's largest heritage centre, renowned for its combined human and natural heritage themes.

Manitoba Parks:
Discover the Manitoba Magic. This online guide features popular parks from every region of the province.

Oak Hammock Marsh:
20 minutes north of Winnipeg, Oak Hammock Marsh is one of North America’s birding hotspots. This 36 square km Wildlife Management Area features a restored Prairie marsh, Aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, some of Manitoba's last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie and 30 kilometres of trails for you to explore.

The Forks National Historic Site:
A traditional aboriginal stopping place, The Forks was the site of Fort Rouge, Fort Gibraltar and the two Forts Garry.


Less than an hour away from Winnipeg, you can visit the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and Manitoba Marine Museum.

Selkirk is also a short drive from the spectacular sandy beaches on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

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The largest cities in Manitoba are Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach, Selkirk, Winkler, Dauphin, Morden and The Pas.

Explore Manitoba:
Free time is a precious commodity, which is why Manitoba offers an endless array of suggestions for making the most of your vacation - from fascinating museums, interactive tours and unique shopping experiences inside Winnipeg to premium golf courses, soft sand beaches and spectacular parks located just a short but scenic drive away.


Destination Winnipeg:
Whether you’re expanding or relocating your business, planning a meeting, convention, visit or a move to the city or even if you’re a resident already, this site has all the information you're looking for. You might even discover some things about Winnipeg that you may not have known.

Royal Canadian Mint:
Guided tours of the Winnipeg manufacturing facility at 520 Lagimodiere Blvd.

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A number of companies offer Polar Bear Tours in Churchill.

Rail Travel Tours:
Winnipeg-based tour operator primarily using rail transportation to view the different regions of Canada and learn about the country's unique culture and heritage.

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Getting Around Manitoba Transportation

Getting To and Around Manitoba

Manitoba by Air

Winnipeg International Airport (YWG) offers online check-in for Air Canada, Northwest and WestJet.

The are also a number of regional airports in the north of Manitoba; the Northern Airports.

Calm Air: (MO)
From Winnipeg in the south to Repulse Bay, Nunavut on the Arctic Circle, Calm Air operates frequent, daily scheduled flights throughout Manitoba and the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. Major Calm Air bases and connection hubs are located at Winnipeg, Thompson and Churchill in Manitoba, and Rankin Inlet in Nunavut.

Manitba by Boat

Check out the Manitoba Ferry Schedules for access into remote settlements.

Manitoba by Road

If you intend to drive around Manitoba, you can download an official Manitoba Highway Map from the Manitoba Government website.

Beaver Bus Lines:
Manitoba owned, family-run business working hard to be the leading charter bus company in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba. As well as charters and tours, Beaver Bus also do the 55-minute run from Winnipeg to Selkirk; known locally as the 'catfish capital of North America'.

Winnipeg Transit:

Manitoba by Train

For a total change of scene, head off aboard ViaRail's Hudson Bay for a 1,700 kilometre journey into Northern Manitoba.

Leaving Winnipeg, in the heart of the southern prairies, you can travel by train to Churchill, a city in the vast subarctic region, on the shores of Hudson Bay - via The Pas and Wabowden.

The Hudson Bay leaves Winnipeg on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. If you go as far as Churchill, you'll be spending two nights aboard the train.

On its route from Toronto to Vancouver, the Canadian also stops in Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie.

The Canadian leaves Toronto on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and Vancouver on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

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