The Biggest, Best, Largest, Oldest, and the Sunniest
And that’s just the beginning of our list. Check out Manitoba’s impressive list of superlatives.
The Exchange District, Winnipeg
We’re the Slurpee Capital of the World! Our 800,000 citizens consume nearly half a million each month, summer or winter.
Reader’s Digest has called Diana Coutu of Diana’s Gourmet Pizza, three years in a row, Canada’s best pizza chef. Try the Diana Supreme: onions, green peppers, pepperoni, ham, bacon, beef, Italian sausage, mushrooms, pineapple and double cheese.
Manitoba has the biggest sex dens anywhere in the world – that is, for red-sided garter snakes. They come out in the thousands in early May to mate and writhing balls of snakes make for great viewing right around Mother’s Day—bring Mom! Snakes are harmless and can be gently handled if you don’t mind getting a little sex juice on you. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/06/04/tech/main557015.shtml
Reader’s Digest has called downtown Winnipeg’s soda-counter-style Wagon Wheel Lunch’s celebrated club sandwich the best in Canada with fresh-roasted real turkey.
Manitoba has more beluga whales than anywhere else on the planet— 57,000 of them. And we swim with them!
Wapusk National Park in northern Manitoba is the world’s largest denning site for polar bears.
Manitoba’s Festival du Voyageur is Western Canada’s largest winter festival.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival, now 35 years old, is one of the oldest and largest folk festivals in the world.
Churchill, Manitoba, is Canada’s most northerly port.
Manitoba’s 100,000 lakes and waterways lure anglers seeking some of the continent’s largest fish.
Gimli Harbour on Lake Winnipeg, one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, is the largest inland marina in Western Canada.
Manitoba’s Little Limestone Lake is the finest example of a marl lake in the world.
The Exchange District National Historic Site showcases 30 blocks of turn of the twentieth century architecture that is unrivalled in Canada.
Manitoba has more curling clubs than Ontario and Quebec combined.
At the time of construction, in 1968, the Winnipeg Floodway was the second largest earth-moving project in the world after the Panama Canal.
The largest collection of Ukrainian-language books outside the Ukraine is housed in the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg has the largest mature elm tree urban forest in North American with approx 170,000 elms.
Winnipeg has the sunniest winter season in Canada with 358 hours of sunshine.
Winnipeg Art Gallery has the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art.
The Hudson’s Bay Company, the world’s oldest corporation, has donated a collection of over 10,000 artifacts to The Manitoba Museum.
Gimli is the largest Icelandic community outside of Iceland.
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden has the largest collection of prehistoric marine fossils in North America.
The International Peace Garden is devoted to world peace along the world’s longest unfortified border and lies on the U.S. and Canada border in a symbol of friendship.