Moving to Manitoba, Provincial Description & Overview
Manitoba is on of the three prairie provinces and is bordered by Ontario, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut,
Hudson's Bay and the United States and is the geographical centre of Canada.
Manitoba has an area of 650,000 square kilometres and is known as the land of 100,000 lakes, the largest of which is Lake Winnipeg.
Manitoba Provincial Map
The first inhabitants of Manitoba were the Assiniboine Indians. Europeans reached Manitoba through Hudson Bay in the early 1600s during their search for the Northwest Passage to the Orient. Early European attention was focused on the fur trade, though by 1812 the first agricultural settlements were established. Manitoba became a province of the Dominion of Canada in 1870, with Winnipeg as its capital.
Manitoba has 1.1 million people of which two-thirds live in metropolitan Winnipeg. About a quarter of the population has a mother tongue other than English or French. The province has from its early days attracted an ethnically diverse group of immigrants, and even today has 15% visible minorities.
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Manitoba Communities and Neighbourhoods
Here are the major cities/regions in the province of Manitoba. Explore the neigbhourhoods in & around them that you may want to live in:
MB: Winnipeg is a major head-office city, particularly in the financial services sector and is home to the largest life insurance company in Canada.
Here are some featured neighbourhoods in the province of Manitoba. Explore the neigbhourhoods in & around them that you may want to live in:
MB: Nestled between the downtown and St James Street, and between Notre Dame in the north and the Assiniboine River to the south
MB: n the east bank of the Red River, opposite West Kildonan, and north of the main east-west rail lines and accompanying industrial areas, and west of the busy Lagimodiere Blvd
MB: West of Sturgeon Road and north of the Assiniboine River. Just to the west of the community is the Assiniboia Downs Race Track and the Red River Exhibition Grounds.
MB: Built up on both sides of Pembina Highway, and around the sprawling University of Manitoba Campus
MB: The French-speaking heart of Winnipeg, and is the largest French-speaking community west of Thunder Bay.