Atlantic coast or Pacific coast? Prairies or cities? So many choices in a country of Canada's size... why not post here and discuss the options with others?


Postby carolinedraper » Tue 19 May 2009 21:42

I would like it if any one living in Manitoba could give their general perspective of living there.

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Postby sawman » Wed 20 May 2009 01:33

Much like the rest of canada, Manitoba is a huge place with sparse population. The province is about 3 x the size of the UK with about 1.2 million population. Most folks live in winnipeg.

Winnipeg is a typical north american city - not terribly attractive!

there are generally good facilities, with art gallery, excellent music venues a resident ballet company so there is a rich cultural scene.

Cost of housing is still reasonable.

Schools are reasonable, and cater for a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. there are some nice open spaces in the city and outside of the city cottage country is about an hour away. the best scenery is to be had to the east of the city and to the west of the province, there are no mountains as this is the prairies.

there is a crime issue in the city, mainly revolving around gangs and first nation. car crime is historically high, but seems to be improving.

there are lots of restaurants, but decent curry houses are few.

Apart from houses the cost of living is not cheap in winnipeg,

travel out of the city is not easy or cheap, you need to connect flights to get almost everywhere.

so to sum up - good in parts, need work in others
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