Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba province and a diverse city brimming with culture and those who can withstand its harsh and long winters – even by Canadian standards – will find it a hospitable city with many coworking and coliving spaces located conveniently, right in the middle of the country.
Winnipeg changes with the seasons but there is always plenty for remote workers to explore be it during long-term or short-term stays. During the Festival du Voyageur visitors can spot snow and ice sculptures and learn about the traditions of the French Voyageurs, who came to Canada to trade fur. In summer, nomads can enjoy many trendy music and art festivals.
Here are some fun facts about Winnipeg:
- About 780,000 people – known informally as “Peggers” – live here.
- Winnipeg is also known as the “Gateway to the West” due to its history as a trade, railway, and transportation hub.
- The city was also called “Chicago of the North” thanks to its similar architecture.
- The city passed its name on to the world’s most famous teddy bear when a teddy named Winnie traveled from Winnipeg to England and was bought by one Christopher Robin.
- Winnipeg has a lively Jazz scene that culminates each June in the Jazz Winnipeg Festival.
- Winnipeg Folk Festival is another much-anticipated event that takes place at Birds Hill Park every year.
- Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is another lovely park to enjoy art outdoors with free Jazz concerts every Sunday afternoon during the summer.
- The city is also home to Canada’s Museum for Human Rights that opened in 2014.
- Winter-loving nomads can enjoy the longest ice skating rink in the world at an attempt to skate 5 miles without falling.
- Slurpees are the drink of choice in Winnipeg and despite the cold climate, the locals hold the record for consuming the most of these icy drinks.
Winnipeg has a growing community of remote workers and a good offering of coliving and coworking spaces. The city’s climate might be harsh but it also allows nomads to experience all the seasons intensely and to live in tune with nature’s rhythm and alongside a hip and international crowd.