According to picktrue, Manitoba is one of the three “steppe” provinces of Canada. It is located in the central part of the country. About 48% of the province’s territory is occupied by forests, dominated by pines, spruces, larches, aspens and cedars. There are over 100,000 lakes in Manitoba, covering a total of about 14.5% of the province. In the very north of Manitoba, the tundra stretches, and in the southern part – prairies. The relief of the province is mostly flat with prevailing heights from 150 to 300 m, in the southwestern part of the province, heights reach 800 m. The highest point in Manitoba is Mount Baldi (831 m), which is located in the Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba., located south of the lake of the same name, from which it got its name. The city stands at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers almost in the geographical center of North America. Most of Winnipeg ‘s sights are concentrated in the Old Town. At the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers is the Forks Historic District. Literally, Forks translates as “fork”. About 6000 years ago, there was a meeting place for the leaders of Indian tribes and there was trade between the Indians, and during the colonization an important trading post was formed. In Forks, you can stroll along the embankments, relax in parks and visit the market. In addition, here is the longest ice rink in the world with a length of 8540 m. In Winnipeg, it is worth visiting the area – Iskchange, which is full of Victorian buildings. In the district of St. Boniface is the Museum of St. Boniface, located in the oldest building in the city in 1846. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is the world’s oldest operating ballet in North America. It was founded in 1939. This is the first Canadian creative team to visit Russia and Czechoslovakia and the first “Western” team to visit Cuba. Winnipeg ‘s Commercial District is home to the Manitoba Museum, the largest museum in the province. Also of interest is the Fort Harry area, where a new city fort was built in 1831. In addition, tourists Tourists in Winnipeg should visit the Art Gallery and look at the old high-rise Confederation Building. In the winter, you can relax in the nearby Stoney Mountain Ski Resort and Assespi Winter Park. Not far from here is Mount Riding National Park with an area of 2973 square meters. km. Most of the park is occupied by prairies, where you can meet bison, bears, wolves, elks, deer and hundreds of species of birds.
North of Winnipeg the region of lakes extends. The local places are truly picturesque: sandy beaches stretch on the shores of the lakes, and dense forests grow around. In the waters of the lakes, fish such as pike, pike perch and salmon are found, which attracts many fishermen here. About 10,000 years ago, in this part of the province of Manitoba, at the edge of the ice sheet, there was a vast Lake Agassiz, the area of which exceeded the area of the Great Lakes. The current landscape is the bottom of an ancient lake. To this day, several surviving lakes remind of its former greatness, among which the most famous lakes are Winnipeg, Manitoba and Winnipegosis. Lake Winnipeg – the eleventh largest freshwater lake in the world, the area of its mirror is 24514 square meters. km, and the length from north to south is 416 km. It is located 55 km north of the provincial capital. Lake Winnipeg is one of the most popular summer destinations in Manitoba. Campsites and beaches have been built on its shores, and the forests surrounding the lake are perfect for lovers of hiking and ecotourism. Off the east coast of Lake Winnipeg, 130 km east of the capital of Manitoba, is Whiteshell Provincial Park. On its territory there are several lakes that are connected with Lake Winnipeg. These include lakes Falcon, Cuddy and West Hawk. West Hawk Lake was formed as a result of a meteorite fall. Its depth is 115 m, making it the deepest lake in the province. West Hawk, like other lakes in the park, is surrounded by granite rocks and pink cliffs. In Whiteshell Park, in addition to relaxing on the lakes, boat or canoe trips, hiking tours, as well as fishing are offered, because the Winnipeg River flows here, in which giant sturgeons are found. In addition, the Falcon ski resort is located near Lake Falcon.. The park contains many archaeological sites. Here, on the smoothed granite platforms formed by the glacier, one can see ancient petroforms. These are stone mosaics that were laid out by the inhabitants of North America millennia ago. Mosaics are laid out in the form of turtles, snakes, people and geometric figures. The city of Churchill is located in the northwestern part of the province on the shores of Hudson Bay in the delta of the Churchill River. It is known throughout the world as the “capital of polar bears”. The area around the city is home to the southernmost habitats of polar bears, as it stands on the migration route of polar bears from the tundra to Hudson Bay. Tours are organized from Churchill to observe not only bears, but also the large inhabitants of Hudson Bay and birds. south of the city Churchill on the coast of Hudson’s Bay on an area of 11475 square meters. km stretches Vapusk National Park. This is one of the largest wintering grounds for polar bears in North America. The park also organizes bird watching tours and marine animal watching tours.