Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba, a central Canadian province located in the heart of the prairies. It is home to approximately 700,000 people from all walks of life. Winnipeg's known for their die hard hockey fans, Go Jets Go!, their take no prisoners winter, and their amazingly warm people.
People often like to rag on Winnipeg, but this city has some serious soul! Winnipeg became a metropolitan city in Central Canada because of its convenient location as the merging point between the Assiniboine and Red rivers. This was a major factor during the fur trade era since it was a key stop along the trade route.
Winnipeg is where Neil Young spent his formative years, so that's pretty cool!
With winters reaching temperatures of close to forty below zero, the people here are tough and real. It is no wonder why the summers here are so great too, as everyone is so happy to finally be outdoors! Mosquitoes? Don't bother us!
Winnipeg's summers are home to a bunch of different awesome festivals from Jazz Fest, to the Fringe, Folklorama and of course Folk Fest!
So if you are looking for a great summer vacation spot that is close to beautiful likes, hiking trails and endless prairie skies, then think about Winnipeg!