View of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Canada
Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba in Canada. It takes its name after nearby Lake Winnipeg, which means "muddy waters" in Cree.
Originally a trading centre for Aboriginal Peoples, French traders built a fort there in 1738. The Selkirk settlers of the Red River Colony then turned it into a settlement in 1812. The City of Winnipeg was incorporated in 1873.
Winnipeg is a railway and transportation hub and has a flourishing arts scene. It also hosts numerous cultural festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Jazz Winnipeg Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and Folklorama.