Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba and it is the seventh largest city in Canada. It's is a city with a diverse population of over 700,000 people, the majority of whom are of European, Aboriginal or Filipino descent. It is a culturally rich city where one can eat a wide variety of foods, and where one can also learn a lot about the rich history and culture of the Aboriginal people living in Canada.
Winnipeg's economy is mostly based around manufacturing, retail, finance and tourism. The government and government-funded institutions are large employers in Winnipeg as well as private corporations. The Royal Canadian Mint is located in Winnipeg and it is where all of Canadian coins are produced as well as coins for several other countries.
Winnipeg has many museums, theaters, galleries, and cultural centers. Some of the most popular attractions in the city include the Manitoba Opera, The Forks, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Manitoba Museum. The four most popular festivals in Winnipeg each year are the Festival du Voyageur, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, and the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.