Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Information And Events

Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada Information And Events
Also Known As:
Gateway to the West
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Official Website:
Coordinates: 49.8994° N, 97.1392° W

Winnipeg Fun Facts

To the south, Winnipeg is connected to the United States via Provincial Trunk Highway 75 (PTH 75) (a continuation of I-29 and US 75, known as Pembina Highway or Route 42 within Winnipeg).

Sample list of people who were the mayor of Winnipeg:

  • Sam Katz ( Current Mayor, from 2004 )

List of sports teams from Winnipeg:

  • Manitoba Moose ( Ice Hockey )
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers ( Canadian football )
  • Winnipeg Goldeyes ( Baseball )

From 2007 to 2011, Winnipeg was the "murder capital" of Canada, with the highest per-capita rate of homicides; it fell to second place in 2012, behind Thunder Bay.

The winnipeg is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

Sample list of tourist attractions in Winnipeg:

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • The Forks, Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Museum
  • Saint Boniface Cathedral
  • Manitoba Legislative Building
  • Esplanade Riel
  • Assiniboine Park Zoo
  • Red River Exhibition
  • Western Canada Aviation Museum
  • Fort Garry

The winnipeg was founded in 1877, making it Western Canada's first university.

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average house price in Winnipeg was $260,000 as of 2013.

In 2012, Winnipeg was ranked by KPMG as the least expensive location to do business in western Canada.

Television broadcasting in Winnipeg started in 1954.

Winnipeg is served by several taxi companies, the three largest being Unicity, Duffy's Taxi and Spring Taxi.

Sample list of famous events happened in Winnipeg:

  • Battle of Seven Oaks
  • Winnipeg General Strike
  • Volleyball at the 1967 Pan American Games
  • Men's Pan-American Volleyball Cup
  • Beach volleyball at the 1999 Pan American Games
  • Ford World Curling Championships
  • Hugo Awards
  • Reel Pride Film Festival

On 8 November 1873, Winnipeg was incorporated as a city, with the Selkirk settlement as its nucleus.

Sample list of famous people who were born in Winnipeg:

  • Ruby Dhalla ( Politician )
  • Adam Smoluk ( Screenwriter, Film Director and Actor )
  • Martha Burns ( Actor and Film Producer )
  • Doug Christie ( Politician and Lawyer )
  • Guy Maddin ( Film Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Film Producer, Actor, Installation Artist, Writer and Author )
  • Kristopher Turner ( Actor )
  • Robert Tinkler ( Actor, Voice Actor and Screenwriter )
  • Daniel Gillies ( Actor )
  • Anna Paquin ( Actor, Film Producer and Voice Actor )
  • Jane Birdwood, Baroness Birdwood ( Politician )
  • Douglas Rain ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Monty Hall ( Game Show Host, Television producer, Actor, Sports commentator, Master of Ceremonies, Singer and TV Personality )
  • Alexander Steen ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
  • David Reimer
  • Andrew Mynarski ( Soldier )
  • Cindy Klassen ( Speed Skater and Athlete )
  • John Duncan
  • Calum MacLeod
  • Gary Doer
  • Raymond A. Price ( Geologist )
  • Donald J. Farish
  • Chris Walby ( Sports commentator )
  • Tom Malaher ( Software Engineer and Programmer )
  • Shannon Rempel ( Speed Skater and Athlete )
  • Ted Harris ( Ice hockey player )
  • Lane Becker
  • Pat Martin
  • Anita Neville
  • Clara Hughes ( Speed Skater, Professional Road Racing Cyclist and Athlete )
  • Kevin Todd
  • Judy Devlin
  • Codey Burki
  • Joe Cooper ( Ice hockey player )
  • Chick Zamick
  • Judy Marsales
  • Art Stratton ( Ice hockey player )
  • Daryl Stanley
  • Ed Hoekstra
  • Dwight Ross
  • Joe Barnes
  • Bruce Eakin
  • Ryan Bonni
  • Steve Patrick ( Ice hockey player )
  • Giuseppe DeNatale
  • Kevin Hodson
  • Don Callis
  • Steve Corino ( Wrestler )
  • Fred Shero ( Ice hockey player and Coach )
  • Dufferin Roblin
  • Allison Danger

Population of Winnipeg was 663,617 in the year 2011.

List of Winnipeg's nicknames:

  • Gateway to the West

Winnipeg was the first Canadian city to ever host the Pan American Games, and the second city to host the event twice, in 1967 and again in 1999.

There are officially 236 neighbourhoods in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg was named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010.

Winnipeg developed rapidly after the coming of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881.

Winnipeg's official website is

Winnipeg is about 464.00 square kilometers with a population of 663,617 in the year 2011.

As of the Canada 2011 Census there were 663,617 people living in Winnipeg proper, with approximately 730,018 living in the Winnipeg Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).

The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg is one of only a handful of biosafety level 4 microbiology laboratories in the world.

Winnipeg is located in Manitoba, Canada.

List of airports near Winnipeg:

  • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • St. Andrews Airport

Winnipeg is in the Central Time Zone.

Winnipeg is protected by the Winnipeg Police Service, which in 2012 had 1,442 police officers.

According to the Conference Board of Canada, Winnipeg is projected to experience a real GDP growth of 2 percent in 2014.

The economy of Winnipeg is primarily based on finance, manufacturing, culture, retail, tourism, and food and beverage production.

Sample list of newspapers published in Winnipeg:

  • Winnipeg Tribune
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Winnipeg Sun
  • Uptown
  • The Manitoban
  • The Jewish Tribune
  • The Uniter

Despite high overall violent crime rates, crime in Winnipeg is mostly concentrated in the inner city, which makes up only 19% of the population but was the site of 86.4% of the city's shootings, 66.5% of the robberies, 63.3% of the homicides and 59.5% of the sexual assaults in 2012.

Winnipeg's geo-coordinates are 49.8994° N, 97.1392° W.

Sample list of films shot in Winnipeg:

  • The Haunting in Connecticut ( starring Virginia Madsen as Sara Campbell, Elias Koteas as Nicholas Popescu, Martin Donovan as Peter Campbell )
  • Amreeka ( starring Hiam Abbass as Raghda Halaby, Nisreen Faour as Muna Farah, Melkar Muallem as Fadi Farah )
  • One Last Dance ( starring Lisa Niemi as Chrissa Lindh, Patrick Swayze as Travis MacPhearson, Timothy Webber )
  • Black Ice ( starring Joanna PacuƂa as Vanessa, Michael Ironside, Michael Nouri )

When the war ended, pent-up demand generated a boom in housing development, although building activity was checked by the 1950 Red River Flood, the largest flood to hit the Winnipeg area since 1861.

The University of Winnipeg received its charter in 1967.

More than 30,000 workers walked off their jobs in May 1919 in what came to be known as the Winnipeg General Strike.

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