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Winnipeg - Community Overview

The name Winnipeg is derived from the Cree word meaning “muddy waters”. Winnipeg was founded in 1734 as a fur trading settlement and became a trading post for the Hudsons Bay Company in 1870.

The French explorer Pierre de Laverendrye is credited as being the city’s founder, but archeological evidence shows that nomadic First Nations people had been meeting here for thousands of years previously. The settlement grew rapidly between 1896 and 1910 and soon became the commercial centre for Canada’s grain trade. Winnipeg was incorporated in 1873. It was nicknamed “the Chicago of the North”, as the similarities between the two cities were remarkable.


Winnipeg is an important grain centre for the American continent. As the Gateway to the West, Winnipeg is the financial, commercial, wholesale and manufacturing centre of the Middle West. These varied economic activities give balance and stability to the city.


One force that has forged this great city is the rich cosmopolitan make-up of the population. Since the arrival of the first settlers from Scotland and France, Winnipeg has welcomed large numbers of immigrants from all corners of the globe. Their skills and talents have shaped the character of the city.


Tourism is the latest growing industry, particularly since 1975 when Winnipeg built a multi-million dollar convention centre that can host gatherings with up to 10,000 delegates. Only 102 kilometres from the U.S. border, the city is easily reached by highway, rail and major airlines.


New Residents will discover a city that is large enough to offer the attractions of a major metropolis, yet is so compact that it is still friendly and easy to get around. Winnipeg is a clean, safe, comfortable community with a bustling downtown and tree-lined residential streets.


Winnipeg is a great centre for the sports-minded. After a 15 year absence, the City of Winnipeg is now home to a new National Hockey League franchise, The Winnipeg Jets. It is also the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. 


The City of Winnipeg is the capital and largest community in Manitoba. Winnipeg is situated at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River. It is located on the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway #75, which leads south to the US border.


Winnipeg is one of Canada's largest cities, with a population of approximately 671,274.

 

For more information about Winnipeg:

City of Winnipeg

510 Main St.

Winnipeg, MB

R3B 1B9

204-986-2171

https://www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/

Weather

Winnipeg has an average July temperature of 21°C and an average January temperature of –15.3°C. The average annual precipitation is 664 mm.

 

For daily or historical weather conditions, visit:

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca

MEDIA

One of the best ways to learn about your new community is to subscribe to the local newspaper:


Winnipeg Free

204-697-7000

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/


The Winnipeg 

204-694-2022

https://winnipegsun.com/

EDUCATION

For information regarding curriculum and enrolment procedures, please contact:

For information about Roman Catholic Separate Schools, please contact:

For information regarding other educational institutes, please contact:

Medical Information

Public Services

TRANSPORTATION

Motor Vehicle and Driver Licencing

Driver & Vehicle Licencing 

204-945-6850

https://www.mpi.mb.ca/Pages/Home.aspx


Public Transit


Winnipeg Transit System 

204-986-5700

https://winnipegtransit.com/en

Special Attractions

GROCERY STORES

To find a grocery store in the Winnipeg area, visit:


Loblaws

https://www.loblaws.ca/


Sobeys

https://www.sobeys.com/en/


Specialty Stores


La Grotta Mediterranean Market Ltd.

Mediterranean Grocery

204-982-9461

https://www.denardi.ca/

 

Cantor's Grocery Co Ltd.

Meats & Grocery

204-774-1679

https://cantorsmeats.com/


Young's Market

Ethnic Grocery

204-586-6043

http://www.youngsmarket.ca/


Greek Market

Greek Grocery

204-488-6161

http://www.greekmarket.ca/


Sunpeak Foods

Health Conscious Grocery

1-877-275-6681

https://sunpeakfoods.com/

Shopping Centres

Polo Park Shopping Centre

66Q - 1485 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, MB

R3G 0W4

204-784-2523


St.Vital Shopping Centre

86 - 1225 St. Mary's Rd.

Winnipeg, MB 

R2M 5E5 

204-257-5646

https://www.stvitalcentre.com/


Portage Place Shopping Centre

393 Portage Ave.

Winnipeg, MB

R3B 3H6 

204-925-4630

www.portageplace.mb.ca


Grant Park Shopping Centre

1120 Grant Ave.

Winnipeg, MB

R3M 2A6

204-475-8556

https://www.grantparkshoppingcentre.com/

Entertainment

Movie Theatres

To find a movie theatre near you, visit:

https://www.winnipegmovies.com/


Live Theatre

For production information, visit:

https://www.pte.mb.ca/


Nightlife

For information on bars and nightclubs, visit:

https://www.pte.mb.ca/


Parks to Visit

 Central Park

 Fort Whyte Centre

 Assiniboine Park

 St. Vital Park

Vimy Ridge Memorial Park

 Birds Hill Provincial Park

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Nanaimo, BC V9S 5X9

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Duncan, BC V9L 6W2

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