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Isolated and self-sufficient Winnipeg lies on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies in Manitoba. It is a diverse multicultural city with a rich and fascinating past. The city grew up as an aboriginal trading center, was the heart of Canada's fur trade and was instrumental in developing the country's gateway to the west. Winnipeg is extremely flat and lies at the bottom of the Red River Valley.
It has an extremely humid continental climate, which creates huge differences between summer and winter temperatures. Year-round clear blue skies and pleasant summers buffer winter temperatures that average -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Keen to attract visitors, Winnipeg has, over the past decade, grown its cultural, arts and entertainment options, and now offers stylish and trendy shopping, eclectic music and theatrical productions and high quality eateries.