Seniors Visit The “Peg”

welcome_To_Winnipeg_Large Yes, Winnipeg, Canada, whose population is 694,000+, is known by the locals as simply, The Peg. Senior travelers learn that it is known as the “Cultural Cradle of Canada.” Winnipeg is a railway and transportation hub, also known as the “Gateway to the West”.

The name Winnipeg comes from the Western Cree words for “muddy waters“. The region was a trading center for aboriginal peoples before the arrival of Europeans. French traders built the first fort on the site back in 1738.

Winnipeg, an exciting city to visit, was named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2010 by Canadian Heritage. As of 2012, there are 26 National Historic Sites of Canada in Winnipeg.


One of these, The Forks, attracts four million visitors a year. Numerous archaeological digs have shown that early Aboriginal groups arrived at The Forks site around 6,000 years ago.

 Senior Visitors Find Winnipeg Welcoming and Friendly

Known for its friendly and welcoming spirit, the city provides a diverse multicultural environment. It is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba and is located near the longitudinal center of North America.

Located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Winnipeg was at the heart of the country’s fur trade and instrumental in developing Canada’s westward movement. Home to a grain exchange that once rivaled the largest markets in the world, Winnipeg’s architecture and neighborhoods reflect the character of this small prairie town.


Over the last decades, ‘Winnipeg has developed into a cosmopolitan city, one that enjoys top-notch restaurants and boutiques, exciting attractions and an arts and culture scene bursting with talent and originality’.

This multicultural city hosts numerous annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama. It has a big sports fans base with professional baseball, football and hockey teams.

Seniors Meet A Diversity Capital

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Seniors do you enjoy diversity? Winnipeg is the diversity capital of Canada. Its architecture, people, cuisine, languages spoken, festivals, special events, cultural offerings and facilities are some of the most unique and interesting in the country. It’s a multicultural place where diversity is celebrated and promoted.

Winnipeg is one of the sunniest places in Canada and summer means golf. Senior golfers can enjoy playing one of the 28 famed courses.

The city is home to a world-class arts community with ballet, theatre, visual arts, opera, contemporary dance, jazz, pop, blues and symphonic music. Multicultural experiences are rated by the Globe and Mail as being some of the best in the country.

So head north and take in the Festival du Voyageur in February for Cajun music, dog sled racing and enjoy the “joie de vivre” of French Canadian Culture.  Seniors enjoy your visit and the plethora of amenities in The Peg. -jeb

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