Manitoba is one of the three Prairie Provinces. It is the sixth largest province in Canada, being called the "keystone province" because it is near the geographic centre of North America. It serves as a major transportation and communication link between Eastern and Western Canada.
Although the region is known for its rich soil and flat landscape, forest wilderness and tundra, Manitoba tourist attractions do not yield to any other ones in the world. Manitoba, landlocked on three sides, comprises eight tourism regions, the most important of which is Winnipeg region, with Winnipeg the capital of the region. This region is rich in Manitoba tourist attractions, so during your holidays in Manitoba you will have a lot of things to do.
Some of Manitoba tourist attractions are: Assiniboine Park, The Forks National Historic Site, the Museum of Man and Nature, the world's largest smoking pipe, York Factory and the Mennonite Settlement.
Almost equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the provincial capital stands in the heart of the vast prairie, which covers much of the southern part of the province. A well-known ballet troupe and symphony orchestra are famous all over Canada. Manitoba tourist attractions include the Legislative Building with the region's symbol - the Golden boy, balancing triumphantly on its dome.
Paddle-steamers offer excursions through Winnipeg's urban and residential areas on the Red and Assiniboine rivers. The famous Winnie the Pooh was named after that very Winnipeg. A statue commemorating the bear in Assiniboine Park along with the only known oil painting of the cub belongs to Manitoba tourist attractions. Additionally, the park offers a zoo, sculpture garden, English gardens and conservatory and all that Manitoba tourist attractions children - friendly.
The Manitoba tourist attractions include a great deal of Museums, which recreates past and present life on the prairies. Fort la Reine Museum and the Pioneer Village at Portage la Prairie reconstruct the town's days as an 18th-century trading post.
Those who want some historic Manitoba tourist attractions, are advised to visit the Forks National Historic Site, a 13.6 acre park with river walks, historic port, market. Theatrical tours, restaurants and concerts are also available. Besides, Manitoba tourist attractions offer great hiking and biking opportunities to spend your time active, while Grass River Provincial Park, a huge granite wilderness with excellent canoeing adventures. In the suburbs, the list of Manitoba tourist attractions is enriched by the Royal Canadian Mint, with its high-tech building, and Lower Fort Garry, an old fur-trading post. Both of them a worth visiting.
Manitoba is sometimes called the "multicultural province" because it has more ethnic groups in its population than any other province in Canada. Only Manitoba tourist attractions can boast of the German-speaking Mennonite town of Steinbach and Ukrainian colony around Dauphin (existing since the 1890s while their influence is still felt in the cuisine and costume of the area) notably during the annual National Ukrainian Festival.
Churchill, at its most northern border, remains most popular Manitoba tourist attractions. The thing is that it is the only place in the earth with such a perfect bird and whale watching opportunities.