Manitoba Luxury Travel Guide
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Manitoba

Manitoba, joined Confederation in 1870 and is located in Western Canada. It touches North Dakota and Minnesota to the south, Nunavut and Hudson Bay to the north, Saskatchewan to the west, and Ontario to the east.
The flat tallgrass prairies that stretch for miles without a hill in sight will leave you breathless. Pass the fields of growing wheat, see the herds of roaming buffalo and visit the towns along the Red River Valley. Visit the sites of battles in the Riel Rebellion and the old forts where Indians traded their furs. Manitoba is the outdoor enthusiast's paradise with many opportunities for fishing, hunting and boating. Museums and historic sites abound making your vacation one you will remember.

The province has a large coastline bordering Hudson Bay and contains Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis. Lake Winnipeg is the largest lake within the confines southern Canada. The east side of Lake Winnipeg has large rivers flowing through unspoilt  pristine wilderness. The Red River Valley region is extremely flat because it was once the lake bottom of the ancient Lake Agassiz, which once covered the large area. However, there are many other hilly and rocky areas throughout province, along with many large sand ridges left behind by receding glaciers.  Most rivers and water in Manitoba eventually flow north and empty into Hudson Bay. The Hudson's Bay Archives is located in Winnipeg and preserves the rich history of the fur trading era that occurred along the major water routes of the Rupert's Land area.

The Red River colony and Fort Garry area were the only colony in the west, and the Métis set up a provisional republic government prior to joining with Canada.

Riding Mountain National Park and Wapusk National Park are well worth a visit.

Manitoba is well equipped with all of the emergency services a traveller may need, including,

 Doctors MB, Dentists MB, Chiropractors MB, Travel Agents MB, Lawyer MB, Pharmacy MB, Insurance Agent MB, Car Rentals MB, Car Repair MB.

Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg is the capital and largest city in Manitoba with a population over 600,000.The area is known as "The Forks" because of the junction of the Red River and Assiniboine River. 

The area was first settled by Lord Selkirk in 1812. In 1816 there was the "Battle of Seven Oaks" between Metis and colonists.

The area became Fort Garry and in 1869-70 occurred the Red River rebellion between the provisional government of Métis, led by Louis Riel. This rebellion resulted in 1870 in Manitoba becoming a province.

Cultural attractions include the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Brandon

Brandon is the second largest city and service centre in Manitoba.  after Winnipeg, It began as a major junction on the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Assiniboine River and has become the major hub for the surrounding agricultural area.

The city population is over 40,000 of its trading area has an equal number. Its major industries are related to agriculture and include fertilizer and hog processing plants, as well as retail and government services for the surrounding area of Westman. Brandon is also home to Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College.

Spruce Woods Provincial Park is nearby.

 
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