Winnipeg is a city, located in the province of Manitoba, Canada. It is situated at the geographical centre of North America, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet. The city is the largest in the province and is also its capital. Winnipeg lies on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies and has a flat terrain.
Winnipeg’s major industries include manufacturing, food and beverage production, finance, transportation, tourism, government and others. Some of the city’s largest employers are the governmental institutions in the city – The Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg. Other large employers are the University of Manitoba, the Health Sciences Centre, Manitoba Telecom Services, Boeing Canada and others. The area in and around Winnipeg offers many opportunities to find executive suites and offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Winnipeg has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities including several tours an example of which are the Exchange District Walking tour, or the Paddlewheel River Boat tours. Art and music lovers will enjoy the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Manitoba Opera, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, or one of the many theatres and galleries in the city. Winnipeg has many festivals throughout the year, among which are the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival and the Winnipeg Folk Festival. The city also has many amusement and fun parks, such as the Grand Prix Amusements or the Tinkertown Family Fun Park. The local cuisine includes dishes like Winnipeg goldeye (smoked fish), Winnipeg-style cream cheese, and Winnipeg-style rye bread. Winnipeg has big array of restaurants, offering different cuisines. Examples include Massawa – featuring affordable and fresh Ethiopian cuisine, including a good vegetarian selection. There is also Mondragon Bookstore and Coffeehouse – offering fair-trade coffees and vegetarian cuisine. Wasabi – one of the best sushi places in the city, and Whisky Dix – a club with live bands that feature Top 40, retro, and country music.
Winnipeg has its own airport, the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, situated 7 km (4 miles) from the city centre. The major airlines serving this airport include Air Canada, WestJet, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Travel between the city and the airport is possible through several options, such as Winnipeg Shuttle door-to-door service, Winnipeg Transit buses, taxi, car rental, Greyhound, as well as Via Rail and Union Station trains. The city can be reached by car through several Highways and Interstates. The public transit service is good in downtown Winnipeg and becomes sporadic towards suburban areas.