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The Gateway to the Prairies

Dec 31, 2007
Winnipeg is the largest city and capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is an important regional centre of commerce, industry, culture, finance, and government. It lies in close to hundreds of lakes, including Lake Winnipeg Winnipeg, is known as a windy city. The average annual wind speed is 16.9 km. The city has been the gateway to the prairies since 1873.

Lake Winnipeg is the third largest lake of Canada. It is a remnant of glacial Lake Agassiz. Several major rivers flow into Lake Winnipeg including the Red, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan rivers. Only one river flows out of Lake, the Nelson River.

Grand Beaches, considered among the finest beaches in North America. It features miles of clean white sand and dunes as high as eight meters. It is a perfect place to windsurf, swim, suntan, hike or just stroll along the beach.

An excellent place for a good Mediterranean restaurant is Corydon Avenue, south of downtown across the Assiniboine River. It is known as Little Italy, with lots of cafes and many restaurants who have outdoor courtyard seating in summer. Academy Road, is upscale shops and appealing to a middle-age and older crowd. Corydon Avenue, or Little Italy, known for its restaurants also has plenty of boutiques, second-hand and curio shops, and galleries. Osborne Village, on Osborne Street, is the city's most densely populated area, catering to the young and fashion-minded.

The Forks National Historic Site & Port a gathering place for 6,000 years, is area was the hub of the western fur trade as early settlement began. Later it became the home of the Canadian National Railway's maintenance shops. Today it is the city's top tourist attraction and includes a 9-acre interpretive park and adjoins the Assiniboine River Walk and River Trail. Explore the outdoor attractions or head indoors to the market.

The Parliament Building, are a beautiful and impressive building in the city. The columns, the green dome topped by the 3m tall Golden Boy, which is one of the best known symbols of Manitoba. It faces north and the torch held up in his right hand represents economic development. The four metre statue weighs five tons and was cast in bronze by the French sculptor Georges Gardet of Paris. It is now sheathed in 23 carat gold. The rest of the building has the two imposing buffalo that guard the entrance will inspire your imagination. The building is surrounded by extensive gardens.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Winnipeg Villa Rental Site
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