Winnipeg is located in the province of Manitoba, a province of 1.3 million people. The province stretches from the Arctic tundra to the north to farmland in the south. The famous Hudson Bay is to the north east and over 80 provincial parks are scattered throughout the province.
Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba with a population of over 750,000.
A diverse and laid back city with over 100 nationalities represented, Winnipeg is known as the “cultural cradle of Canada”. Home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and an incredible indie music scene, there is something for everyone.
Winnipeg is home to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Manitoba Museum, approximately 100 art galleries and museums, and boasts the world’s largest collection of Inuit Art.
Summer in Winnipeg means festivals. We have the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the unique Folklorama.
The close proximity to numerous lakes, parks and beaches makes it an outdoor paradise for camping, fishing and hiking, and, the cold winter months make way for great winter sports. Winnipeg sees 2,372 hours of sunshine a year and over 2,700 hours of clear skies. The most hours of sunshine in Canada.
We are known as a foodies paradise with excellent restaurants representing numerous ethnicities and flavours and some of the top chefs in Canada make Winnipeg home.
The cost of living in Winnipeg is one of the most affordable in Canada. Apartments are reasonable and it is not difficult to find one within 10 minutes of either hospital. Food, gas and car insurance are also much less expensive than most other Canadian provinces and our contract through PARIM, allows for residents to live quite comfortably in this city.