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Vacations and Sightseeing

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Official languageEnglish
Area649.950 kmĀ²
Population1,383,000  (2021)
CurrencyCanadian dollar  (CAD)

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Vacations and Sightseeing

Manitoba's provincial parks offer a variety of natural and man-made attractions. In Spruce Woods Provincial Park, you can enjoy windblown sand dunes that rise 30 metres above the surrounding prairie landscape. Grand Beach offers more than two kilometres of beach around Lake Winnipeg. You can canoe for prehistoric rock paintings in Atikaki Provincial Park or play golf in Hecla Provincial Park.

Churchill in Manitoba has been named the polar bear capital of the world. October and November are the best months for spotting polar bears, as they prepare to hunt for seals on the newly formed ice. You can come face to face with the mighty polar bears as they gather along the shores of Hudson Bay. You can also enjoy the colourful light show of the aurora borealis (northern lights). Churchill is also known for its Beluga whales. Thousands of Beluga whales swim in the warmer waters of the Churchill River after the ice breaks up. Zodiacs and larger passenger boats take visitors to these intelligent and curious groups of whales.

Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba. The Winnipeg Art Gallery was the first art gallery in Canada after its establishment in 1912. Constructed of Manitoba Tyndall stone, the easily recognisable triangular building houses the largest collection of Inuit art in the world. The Forks is the area where bison hunters were active thousands of years ago. It is where the Assiniboine River flows into the Red River. This area is visited by visitors from all over the world. It is one of Winnipeg's top attractions.


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