Difference between revisions of "Manitoba"
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Winnipeg Capital Region
People from Manitoba are known to be the most friendly people in Canada, it's even emblazened on their license plates.
English is the predominant language. French is spoken in Winnipeg and the Southern regions of the province. Ukrainian, Polish, German and First Nations languages are also spoken in local circles.
Winnipeg International Airport handles several major airlines including Air Canada, WestJet, Northwest and United.the cost for it is $200 [us dollars]
VIA Rail is the only passenger rail service into Manitoba. It makes its main stop in Winnipeg, known as the "Gateway to the West"
Like most of Canada's provinces, Manitoba is large, so a car or any other road vehicle is probably the most convenient way to get around Winnipeg and all areas in the province.
The International Peace Garden lies on the border between Manitoba and North Dakota. It is a large garden/park dedicated to peace. The entire park is accessible to both Canadians and Americans without going through Customs, as a symbol of peaceful international relations. (Visitors must stop at the respective Customs station upon leaving.)
Enjoy the fine grain products such as the different varieties of bread offered in the different communities and restaurants. Manitoba also is known for producing the best pork products in the world, including back bacon.
The drinking age is 18 - younger than most other provinces in Canada. Manitoba is also the proud home of Crown Royal in Gimli.
The tap water in most communities is quite delicious, as far as water goes, though in some locales, where wells are used to supply the municipal water system, there is a pronounced mineral taste. The provincial capital of Winnipeg has an aftertaste to its water, though it does not settle-out solids like, say the water in Regina, Saskatchewan. Manitoba is known as one of the wettest provinces, and has in excess of 100,000 lakes.