, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region, with more than half of Manitoba's population. It is located near the longitudinal
centre of North America
, at the confluence
of the Red
Rivers (a point commonly known as The Forks).
The name "Winnipeg" comes from the Cree
for "muddy waters". The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginal peoples
prior to the arrival of Europeans.
"Sweet guinea pig of Winnipeg!"
"If you kids can't keep your hands to yourself, I'm gonna turn this car around, and there'll be no Cape Canaveral for anybody. (Nelson smacks the back of his head). THATS IT! BACK TO WINNIPEG!" ~ A father warning his kids who are fooling around in the back of the car.
"Every salvage mission that's been to this system has disappeared. Even those old pirates out at Winnipeg Drift say it's cursed."
"I could, remember when we were in Winnipeg? Six hours, I couldn’t go." Paul talking to Jamie about their dog who has to hold it in for hours while trapped in their apartment.
"With the thermometer at 30 below zero and the wind behind him, a man walking on Main Street in Winnipeg knows which side of him is which."
“I wouldn't say it's cold, but every year Winnipeg's athlete of the year is an ice fisherman.”
“You could live in Winnipeg a thousand years and not meet Ringo, Paul McCartney, or Bob Dylan.”
“Winnipeg is like Fargo, North Dakota, without the action”