Where in the World: Manitoba

I am still pretty chuffed with my (basic) knowledge of Canada, however I did still miss two provinces, Manitoba and New Brunswick, I went with the first one alphabetically which is Manitoba, so lets find out what we can about this province

  1. Manitoba, has Nunavut to the North, Saskatchewan to the west, Ontario to the East, it has the US to the south, more specifically, North Dakota and Minnesto
  2. It has the largest Icelandic community outside of Iceland
  3. It has the Narcisse Snake Dens, where in May at the mating seasons peak you can see thousands of Garter Snakes
  4. In 1959 Winnipeg became the first city in North America to create and use a central emergency system
  5. Sir William Stephenson, the man who inspired James Bond was born and raised in Manitob
  6. Churchill is one of the best places to see the Northern lights
  7. Winnipeg means Muddy Waters in Cree, the Ne-hiyawak (Cree) who were one of the first people there named it
  8. Lower Fort Garry was the first training post for the North West Mounted Police
  9. The Winnipeg Art Gallery has the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art
  10. Neil Young was born here, here is one of his songs

Well he is hoping I don’t forget Manitoba again.

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7 Responses to Where in the World: Manitoba

  1. Darlene says:

    My grandmother was born in Manitoba. Manitoba is one of the prairie provinces and is so beautiful. It has many wonderful lakes and parks. In Churchill, you can view the polar bears. Something I have always wanted to do. I love Neil Young!

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  2. I am a Manitobian! I am also Icelandic although not in the way that I am immersed in the heritage the same way that our communities of Gimli and Riverton are. We are flat and hilly at the same time. We have lakes and mountains. And we have the smack dab in the middle of Canada designation. We even have a sign that brags on this along the highway. I could go on and on and on but really I should take a leaf from your book and re-learn my geography. Sadly it appears I did not pay that much attention whilst in school. Have an awesome day. 🙂

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  3. Carol anne says:

    awe cool! I learned a lot about this place from your post Trina! ❤

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