Why Winnipeg?

Experience Winnipeg, Canada

Winnipeg is a growing, multi-cultural city with a population of about 800,000 and has a long history as being a place for trade and inter-cultural relations. Winnipeg has both historic and modern buildings, including the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

In Winnipeg, international students will experience four distinct seasons: autumn, winter, spring and summer. People enjoy the outdoors throughout the year. A short drive from the city will take you to sandy beaches, picturesque lakes, dense forests and the rocky surface of the Canadian Shield. Winnipeg has safe neighbourhoods and is known for having friendly, generous citizens.


Winnipeg is the capital city of the province of Manitoba. It is also the largest city in the province.

Skyline with river and bridge- Photo Credits Brent Bellamy

The Forks Market and river walk, Winnipeg (Photo credits Brent Bellamy)   CMHR- photo credits G & H Schell

The wide-open spaces of the Canadian prairie are something to experience! Winnipeg is surrounded by serene, grassy plains dotted with charming, historical towns. The sky goes on forever. Our farm fields provide crops to feed Canadians and people all over the world.

CP Rail Line - MB- photo credits G & H Schell   Manitoba Prairie Scene - photo credits G & H Schell

Winnipeg is only a short drive to countless beautiful lakes and sandy beaches. An hour's drive from the city, you can find the powder white sandy shores of Lake Winnipeg, the third largest lake in Canada. 


One does not have to travel far from the city to experience the great Canadian wilderness. Our dense boreal forests are filled with wildlife. Pristine lakes break up the ancient rocky surface of the Canadian shield. People living in Winnipeg can experience four unique seasons of weather. 

Summer (June -August)

Winnipeg summers are warm and sunny. In the summer, everyone gets outdoors to take advantage of all the beautiful nature that surrounds us. In summer months, there are countless outdoor events such as festivals, concerts and sporting events such as Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball and Winnipeg Blue Bombers football.

Red River Exhibition, Winnipeg (Photo credits Brent Bellamy)   Goldeyes Baseball Stadium,  Winnipeg - Photo credits Brent Bellamy

Fall (September- November)

The fall brings crisp, cooler temperatures and a rainbow of colours as the trees prepare for the coming winter. The sky is filled with migrating Canadian geese, as they move south for the winter season. People have outdoor bonfires and go hiking in the woods.

Autumn leaves, Exchange District, Winnipeg (Photo credits Brent Bellamy)   

Winter (December - February)

Winnipeg winters are something everyone should have a chance to experience - at least once in a lifetime.The entire landscape is covered in a white blanket of snow.  Although temperatures drop well-below zero, the people of Winnipeg dress warmly and get outside to enjoy activities that can only happen in the winter. People go skating on the frozen rivers, sliding down the snow covered hills and cross-country ski across the plains. 

Ice skating on the river, Winnipeg (Photo credits Brent Bellamy)   Winter scene, Assiniboine Park- Photo Credits Brent Bellamy

Spring (March - May)

In the springtime, the warmer temperatures return and the snow melts.  Suddenly, everything is green and alive again. The apple and cherry trees blossom. The geese return from their winter vacation. People in Winnipeg shed their winter jackets and head outdoors again to enjoy cycling, sports and sunshine. 

Cricket players at Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg (Photo Credits Brent Bellamy)   Historical Exchange District, Winnipeg (Photo credits Brent Bellamy)

Photo credits- B. Bellamy, G & H Schell, J. Reimer, H. Reimer

A recent travel journal named Winnipeg as one of 'Seven of the world's cities we love the most' Check out the article at the link below: