The Area of Hundreds of Lakes

By: Douglas Scott

Winnipeg is the largest city and capital of the province of Manitoba.The city is located near centre of North America. It lies in close proximity to hundreds of lakes including Lake Winnipeg, Canada's fifth largest lake. The city has been the gateway to the prairies since 1873.

The surrounding landscape is characterized by agricultural land utilized for livestock
and grain production.

Winnipeg have rapidly developed a reputation as one of the most desired locales for film initiatives in Canada.

The city has over 300 night clubs, bars and pubs. On a warm summer night. It is very enjoyable to go for a bite to eat or for drinks on Coryden Ave. For about 4 or 5 blocks, both sides of the street are jammed with restaurants and lounges. Most of them have outside patios.

Forks Market is part of the Forks development, this buzzing fresh and specialty foods emporium has the feel of an outdoor market, but is actually indoors. Winnipeg has great shopping, including several quaint and cosy shops.

The Hudson's Bay Company is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. It was at one time the largest land owner in the world On the 2nd March, 2005, the company was announced as the new clothing outfitter for the Canadian Olympic team.

The Manitoba Museum is the provinces largest heritage centre renowned for its combined human and natural heritage themes. The Museum is noted for its Urban Gallery, which recreates Winnipeg in the early 1920s. Eight interpretive galleries explore the history and environment of the province from its southern prairie grasslands to its northern Arctic coast. The Museums collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world.

In 1967 Winnipeg first hosted the Pan-Am Games and it did it again in 1999. The jewel of the games was the Pan-Am Pool, which now houses the Aquatic Hall of Fame and Museum of Canada. The pool complex covers an area of more than 13 acres and the museum includes items dating back to over 5,000 years including a Pre-Columbian merman, a 1st Century B.C. Greco-Roman Strigil, copies of Olympic medals of 240 A.D. to recent ones of Canadians Sasa Baumann and Sylvie Bernier. Artefacts, memorabilia, oil painting and poster displays are worth millions of dollars. The Aquatic Hall of Fame pays tribute to competitors in swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming. It also houses the famous Cutty Sark collection.

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