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About Manitoba

Manitoba is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Dakota, Ininew, Anishininiw, Dene and Inuit peoples and is the homeland of the Métis nation. Its ongoing existence is thanks to these ancestors and their present-day relatives, who continue to love and care for the land.

  • Manitoba is located at the longitudinal centre of Canada and is home to 1.2 million people
  • Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba with a population of just over 700,000 people
  • There are over 100,000 lakes and waterways across Manitoba's 649,950 sq km (250,000 sq mi)
  • Manitoba is home to five distinct ecozones: prairie, boreal plains, boreal shield, taiga shield and Hudson plains
  • We have more than 90 parks to explore, including two National Parks (Riding Mountain National Park and Wapusk National Park)
  • Pimachiowin Aki, located over Manitoba's eastern border, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared with Ontario
  • The average summer temperature in Manitoba is +26°C (79°F); the average winter temperature is -12°C (10°F)
  • Manitoba's official languages are English and French, and many service providers offer service in both languages
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time