Manitoba s Canada's fifth-most populous province. Manitoba covers 649,950 square kilometers of widely varied landscape, from arctic tundra and the Hudson Bay coastline in the north to dense boreal forest, large freshwater lakes, and prairie grasslands in the central and southern regions.
Manitoba's Festival du Voyageur is Western Canada's largest winter festival.
The climate in Manitoba is freezing during winters. Temperatures often drop below 0 degrees.
The summers are not too hot for the most part. There are lots of tornadoes in Manitoba, and it is pretty windy. Manitoba's highest point (Baldy Mountain at 831 meters) is located in Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
Manitoba's capital and biggest city are Winnipeg, the seventh most populous municipality in Canada. Winnipeg is the seat of government, home to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the Provincial Court.
Manitoba is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territory of Nunavut to the north, and the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.
Manitoba is at the Hudson Bay drainage basin center, with a high volume of water draining into Lake Winnipeg and then north down the Nelson River into Hudson Bay.
Winnipeg is centrally located on the main lines of both carriers, and both maintain large inter-modal terminals in the city. The average direct flight time is 2 hours 20 minutes from Winnipeg to Toronto.
Wapusk National Park in northern Manitoba is the world's largest denning site for polar bears.