Manitoba is a historically important province of Canada, which was added to its ownership in 1871. This was the turning point when Canada acquired two official languages. After all, even under the rule of the British government, the French colonists still continued to settle and find their way onto the territory. However, after several decades, the loyal teaching in the French language was discontinued, and all education became English-taught.
This change dramatically reduced the number of French Canadians, who were removed to the periphery. For this reason, the majority of the population moved to the Saint Boniface quarter in a suburb of Winnipeg, where education remains French-taught in a one-of-a-kind institution in the west of the country.
The province’s territory also provides an economic interest in the form of an ore industry. Tantalum ore, which is widely used in various industries ranging from filaments to nuclear technology, helped the cities around it to grow and develop.
Winnipeg, which was mentioned earlier, is the basic economic structure of the north-west of the country. Perhaps because of the high content of ore, the ponds and rivers in the area gained a darker, dirty shade, which the local Indian tribes called “win nipee”. This gave the village its name, recognized as such only in 1812, after the arrival of immigrants from Scotland. Prior to that, almost all the towns in the area were nothing but fort posts. Whereas in 1972, having combined within itself a dozen settlements, it grew to a population of just over 600,000 people and occupied an area of 465 square kilometers. Thus, the city became the largest structure in the region, raising to a high level the production of agricultural crops.
The residents really love their city, and there are plenty of reasons for that. Its beautiful parks and vast lakes leave an unforgettable impression. The eponymous lake is among the five largest lakes in Canada. Manitoba offers various parks for leisure: these include the amusement Assiniboine Park with a conservatory, a zoo and its own park of sculptures, a national park with beautiful unspoiled nature, and Kildonan, a rural municipality with the most beautiful plants. In the northern part of the province is the town of Churchill, which witnesses the migration of polar bear flocks every fall and is a popular place for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.