« Return to Resources

Manitoba! Exciting times in a prairie province! : Student - Province Highlights

Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal centre of Canada. It is one of the three prairie provinces (with Alberta and Saskatchewan) and Canada's fifth-most populous province with its estimated 1.3 million people. Manitoba covers 649,950 square kilometres with a widely varied landscape.

Manitoba's capital and largest city, Winnipeg, is the eighth-largest census metropolitan area in Canada.

Facts and Printables - Manitoba

Tiled Map Download (PDF) - Canadian Geographic

Geography, Province to Province Curriculum

Canada My Country   Geography Province to Province   Manitoba Land and People   CA Close-Up: Manitoba  Hello Canada - Manitoba   


Rick helps minimize flooding on the Red River

Rick Mercer on the Red River


  See what happens in Narcisse in the spring. 

Narcisse Snake Dens

Photo Credit: J. Hazard [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons



 Did you know that because of the rock in Flin Flon, the city can't have sewers like other places in Canada. Sewers are built on top of the rock and encased in wooden sidewalks.

How did Flin Flon get its name? A vignette from the National Film Board.

Flin Flon

Photo Credit: M. Readey [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


See Canada like the locals: Polar Bears in Churchill, MB - a stunning video.

Polar Bears in Churchill, MB


Check out Canadian Geographic: Animals Native to Manitoba

Manitoba Animals