PROS would like to acknowledge we are gathered on Treaty 1 Territory and that Manitoba is located on the Treaty Territories and ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations. We acknowledge Manitoba is located on the Homeland of the Red River Métis. We acknowledge northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit. We respect the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remain committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. It is centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, near the longitudinal centre of North America. As of 2021, Winnipeg had a city population of 749,607 and a metropolitan population of 834,678, making it the sixth-largest city, and eighth-largest metropolitan area in Canada. The city is named after the nearby Lake Winnipeg; the name comes from the Western Cree words for “muddy water”. The region was a trading centre for Indigenous peoples long before the arrival of Europeans; it is the traditional territory of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, and is the birthplace of the Métis Nation. French traders built the first fort on the site in 1738. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers of the Red River Colony in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg in 1873. Being far inland, the local climate is extremely seasonal even by Canadian standards with average January highs of around −11 °C and average July highs of 26 °C. Known as the “Gateway to the West”, Winnipeg is a railway and transportation hub with a diversified economy. This multicultural city hosts numerous annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama


Sex workers and escorts in Winnipeg Manitoba are a valued and important demographic to local businesses and the community.



In 1914, a Canadian veterinarian named Lt Harry Colebourn bought a bear cub for $20 while serving in the First World War. He named her Winnie, after his native Winnipeg, and the cub became a mascot for the regiment while stationed in England. When the soldier left for France, he gave Winnie to London Zoo – which is where Christopher Robin saw her, and named his own teddy after her. And therein lies the origin of the name Winnie-the-pooh.

The longest skating rink in the world – that freezes naturally is found in Winnipeg – and not in Ottawa as was recently reported in Outside Magazine. The skating takes you along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers over a length of 8.5 kilometers.

In 1874, a magistrate had to try himself for public drunkenness, so he charged himself five dollars and his closing statement — to himself — was “…taking into consideration past good behaviour, your fine is remitted.”

The town of Flin Flon was actually named after a sci-fi character. Oh, yeah, and it’s where the Canadian government commissioned the largest weed farm.



Canad Inns Winter Wonderland

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland  is Manitoba’s largest drive-thru light show and provides a brilliant presentation of over one million lights in 26 different theme areas. Travel the 2.5 kilometre route in the comfort and safety of your own vehicle, tune your radio to the Park’s Christmas station and enjoy the views.

Festival du Voyageur

Embrace winter at Western Canada’s largest winter festival where you can admire giant snow sculptures, dance and jig to lively music, attend concerts, enjoy French Canadian foods and meet the historical characters of Fort Gibraltar. Festival du Voyageur is a kitchen party not to be missed that bonds the traditions of the past with the vitality of the Franco-Manitoban community of today.

Manito Ahbee Festival

Ignite your spirit and celebrate Indigenous arts, culture and music at the 2022 Manito Ahbee Festival, presented by Casinos of Winnipeg. The 17th annual festival features the International Pow Wow, Indigenous Music Awards, Indigenous Music Conference, Casinos of Winnipeg Indigenous Marketplace and more!

Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition

Western Canada’s leading electronic music and digital arts festival features the latest international sounds of techno, dub, house, and experimental music concerts, workshops, and performances. The free electronic music performances take place at Old Market Square in the Exchange District.


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The Manitoba Museum

The immersive permanent galleries in this award-winning museum will enthral kids and adults alike. Whether you’re catching a Planetarium show featuring one of the world’s most advanced projection systems, or viewing some of Canada’s most important historical artifacts and specimens in the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection, the Manitoba Museum is sure to please.

The Forks

One of the loveliest public spaces in Winnipeg and a must-see for any visitor. The Forks is an exquisite riverside attraction in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. We’ve been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Early Aboriginal peoples traded at The Forks, followed by European fur traders, Métis buffalo hunters, Scottish settlers, riverboat workers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants. Today, framed by the banks of the two rivers, The Forks is Winnipeg’s number one tourist destination with more than four million visitors annually. Winter, spring, summer or fall, The Forks is a must for a stunning array of dining experiences, incomparable shopping, a constantly changing slate of entertainment and events, and many unique attractions that encompass the site’s natural, historic and man-made features.

Thermea by Nordik Spa-Nature

Enjoy a unique relaxation experience in nature! Located only 8 km from downtown Winnipeg, adjacent to the Crescent Drive Golf Course, Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature is a haven that features world-class thermotherapy facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions. Take the time to unwind and reenergize in their baths (hot, cold and temperate), saunas, exfoliation room and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. Revitalize all of your senses with a massage or body treatment and try a comforting meal at their restaurant with terrace!

St. Vital Park

Situated on the Red River, this park is the perfect place for family get-togethers and recreational sports. Numerous picnic sites and wedding photo locations can be booked. The duck pond creates a picturesque scene, which come winter becomes a skating rink. Special features of this park include sand volleyball pitches, fitness trail, a treetop lookout and fully accessible (international award winning) toboggan slide, multiple fitness trails and a children’s playstructure.