Welcome to Manitoba

Friendly Manitoba

The name “Manitoba” is most likely from the Cree “Man-into-wahpaow”, which means “the narrows of the Great Spirit” and describes how Lake Manitoba narrows to half a mile at its centre. The province also has nicknames and slogans such as “The Keystone Province”, “The Postage Stamp Province”, “Land of 100,000 Lakes” and “Canada’s Heart Beats”.

Manitoba is one of the three Prairie Provinces in Canada and has borders on the right with Ontario, on the left with Saskatchewan, on the north with Nunavut and Hudson Bay and on the south with the United States. The economy of the province is largely driven by agriculture. Other major economic drivers are transportation, manufacturing, mining, forestry, energy, and tourism. The province is the home of the world’s largest peace garden – The International Peace Garden, as well as Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and is the perfect place to see the polar bears in the remote wild and to also reel in massive fish. Major places of interest are Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, The Forks National Historic Site , The Manitoba MuseumHermetic Code Tour , FortWhyte AliveWinnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), The Royal Canadian Mint ,  Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature,The Assiniboine Park Zoo and The Exchange District .

Click on the buttons below to learn more about Manitoba and get more details about settling down in the province.


Official Flag

The great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) – Official Bird


The prairie crocus (Pulsatilla ludoviciana) – Floral Emblem


The white spruce (Picea glauca) – Official Tree

Official Tartan

Photo credit: www.canada.ca;  Places of attraction: www.us-keepexploring.canada.travel