Winnipeg and region attractions.
Winnipeg is capital of Manitoba. It is located south of the lake with the same name, from which it gets its name. The city stands at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, almost in the geographical center of North America.
Most of the attractions in Winnipeg is located in the Old Town. At the point where the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, is a historic district Forks. Forks literally translates as “fork”. About 6,000 years ago, there was a meeting place for leaders of Indian tribes and trade occurred between Indians and during colonization formed an important trading post. First, here traded furs, and from the late 19th century – grain.
Forks can stroll along the promenade, relax in the park and visit the market. The first floor of the market is busy grocery store, second floor – souvenir shops that sell handicrafts. In Forks constantly held various festivals. In addition, there is the world’s longest skating rink; it has a length of 8540 m. Near Forks built a huge skate park “Plaza”.
In Winnipeg worth visiting Exchange District, which is full of Victorian buildings. In the district of Saint Boniface Saint Boniface is a museum, located in the old building of the city in 1846. Other historic sites include Winnipeg Shopping District – one of the main commercial centers of the city. Some organizations, which are located here, formed in the late 19th century. In addition to office buildings in the area is full of shops, restaurants, bars and discos. It is also the Concert Hall and where stands the Royal Ballet of Winnipeg. Royal Winnipeg Ballet – the oldest of the existing ballets of North America, it was founded in 1939. In the Shopping District and is Manitoba Museum – the largest museum in the province. It consists of nine galleries and a planetarium. It tells about the history of the province. The main exhibit of the museum is the layout of the ship Nonsuch, on which in 1668 the Europeans came into Hudson Bay.
An interesting area is Fort Garry, where in 1831 the city built a new fort. It was built after the flood of 1826, which resulted in the former fort was destroyed. The first fort was located in Winnipeg is 32 km from the existing one, to the present day from the old fort remained only the main gate. In the new fort is located historic Fort Garry hotel, which was built in 1912.
Tourists are also worth a visit Winnipeg Art Gallery and look at the old high-rise buildings of the Confederacy, which consists of 11 floors with a total height of 41 m. Be sure to stroll through the picturesque parks of the city. One of them is Assiniboine Park – unique in that, it is within the city a home to a herd of deer. Along the eastern boundary of Winnipeg in 1969, was built a Red River channel. Channel has a length of 47 km and serves to divert Red River excess water in the time of flood. This is a truly impressive structure with several dams.
In the vicinity of Winnipeg are few ski resorts, Stony Mountain and Holiday Mountain. Also in the winter you can relax in the Asessippi winter park on the banks of the Shell river. Not far from here is the Riding Mountain National Park, where you can see bison, bears, wolves, moose, deer and hundreds of species of birds.
North of Winnipeg extends lake’s area. Local places are truly picturesque: on the shores of lakes stretching sandy beaches and dense forests grow around. Lake Winnipeg – one of the most popular destinations for summer holidays in Manitoba. On its shores and built campsites equipped beaches and forests surrounding the lake are perfect for lovers of hiking and ecotourism.