Live in Winnipeg
Finding the perfect balance in life can be a challenge. In Winnipeg you’ll find that balance - an ideal mix of business and pleasure, creativity and capability, and opportunity and productivity. Check out the Winnipeg FACTOIDS for curious facts about our city and our people.
Home to over 740,000 people, Winnipeg is a culturally diverse mid-sized city represented by 100 ethnic groups speaking 80 different languages.
The city’s diverse cultural make up shines brightly through the globally inspired cuisine found in almost every one of Winnipeg's neighbourhoods. Winnipeg has over 1,100 restaurants, diners and delis specializing in any kind of cuisine you can think of, from regional Canadian fare to fiery hot dishes from the tropics to gourmet cuisine from award-winning chefs.
Winnipeg is a city where people truly can experience a wide array of world-class arts and culture on every corner. Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Prairie Theatre Exchange, just to name a few, are some of the many arts organizations in the city.
Winnipeg is also proud to be home to the much-anticipated Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first federal museum to be located outside of the nation’s capital. Its purpose is to engage visitors to learn, reflect and discuss human rights issues that people have faced throughout the years in Canada and across the world.
The site of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Forks, cannot be more fitting. For over 6,000 years, First Nations people have gathered at The Forks – a National Historical Site featuring 50 unique shops and restaurants.
An affordable housing market further enhances the quality of life in Winnipeg.Winnipeg enjoys one of the most diverse housing markets in Canada, with homes ranging from brand new, to previously unoccupied houses, to charming older homes surrounded by large trees in established neighbourhoods.
The price of a home varies depending on the area of the city, but all sell for well below the national average price. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (2008), the average selling price of a single dwelling home in Winnipeg is approximately $196,845. The average home sells for $404,900 in Calgary, $589,933 in Vancouver and $378,956 in Toronto.
For more information on Winnipeg, check out the following links below, or see what the city has to offer by watching some Winnipeg videos here.
Winnipeg Fast Facts
Fast Facts provides a quick yet thorough snapshot of Winnipeg. For more in depth statistical research on Winnipeg and our key sectors, download a copy of Quarterly Economic Highlights in the Our Economy area of our website, which also features Conference Board forecasts and up-to-date information on major developments in Winnipeg.
FACTOIDS Volume 5
What do Bugs Bunny, Brad Pitt and famous spymaster Sir William Stephenson all have in common? Winnipeg – of course! See how these famous names and so many other interesting people, places and things have put Winnipeg on the map.
Winnipeg - An Introduction