Manitoba is considered one of the three Canadian prairie provinces, the other two being Alberta & Saskatchewan. The province has about 649,950 square kilometres of land area which consists of varied regions such as the arctic tundra, boreal forests, prairie farmlands, etc. Winnipeg, the largest city in the province is also its capital. The capital city is home o about 60 % of the population in the province. Agriculture, although done in the southern & western parts of the province contribute hugely to the economy which makes it a vital resource. Other major industries in the region include transportation, mining, forestry, energy, and tourism. Manitoba has an extreme continental climate. In terms of education, the province is well equipped with all types of educational institutions. There are five universities in Manitoba. All of them are regulated by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Literacy. Out of the five four of the institutions are located in Winnipeg.
As with other provinces, Manitoba is known for its festivals with most of them occurring in Winnipeg. Among them, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is the worth attending. There is plenty of places to visit in Manitoba such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, horse racing at Assiniboia Downs & more. The province is home to the International Peace Garden which is the world’s largest garden dedicated to world peace.