Welcome to WinnipegSo, how and when it started? First permanent settlement is dated 1812 when Scottish crofters arrived. They set up their fort in Selkirk area. However Winnipeg was incorporated as the city in 1873. At this time Winnipeg had 1,869 people. In 1885 the city experienced sudden growth thanks to completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1919 after General Winnipeg Strike the city entered in a phase of decline that was ended together with Second World War. Since then, Winnipeg has been experiencing steady growth and thanks to its geographical location, natural resources, multiculturalism and business friendly economy is great tourist destination and home for many well-known businesses.
What is genealogy of the city’s name? Name of the city was adopted from the Cree name “win-nipi” that was used to describe Lake of Winnipeg located 65 km up north. “Win-nipi” means murky water.
Things to do and see in Winnipeg
Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba, province that covers an area 649,950 square kilometers. Winnipeg is located at the intersection of two rivers: Red River and Assiniboine River. It is worth to mention that Winnipeg is located near the longitudinal centre of North America. The intersection of the rivers is popularly called the Forks and is the heart of the city. This is popular tourists and Winnipegers destination. Everyone can find something interesting here beginning from diversified stores and restaurants though ample space for concerts and festivals, boat rides, skateboard park and finally Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Visit to the Forks will be unforgettable experience.
If you would like to find out more about the city of Winnipeg, you could visit Wikipedia website at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg.
Click here to visit official website of the City of Winnipeg.
Other valuable resources of information about capital of Manitoba you can find on the Tourism Winnipeg and Winnipeg Transit websites.