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Living in Winnipeg, Canada:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

23 local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Winnipeg, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 23 people living in Winnipeg what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Summers are hot and winters are cold. people are friendly and help when needed. Reasonable cost of living.

We have great food, ethnic choices. We love our neighbors as ourselves❤️

Cars are definitely a must-have. Given the heaviness of snowfall every winter as well as the long gaps in the arrival of busses, a person needs to have his/her own vehicle in order to protect himself/herself from the cold winter winds and to save time waiting for the bus and for travel time to be shorter.

Callum, says: 2020

Of the many things someone considering moving to Winnipeg must know, perhaps the most important is the sheer range of temperature we experience here. One must be prepared to encounter temperatures ranging from 30 degrees below zero in the winter to extremes nearing 40 degrees celsius in the height of summer. Depending on when one arrives, it may seem like Winnipeg is a location where you may never experience comfort in recreating outdoors. Rest assured, however, that when autumn comes around you will come to understand the beauty of life in this prairie town.

Elizabeth, says: 2020

Winnipeg gets really cold in winter and can be very hot in summer. You might even enjoy strolling along the Red River during your visit to The Forks. I enjoy the zoo because of all the animals, especially the Red Panda exhibit. The friendly people in my city will make the move worthwhile.

Jaydenn, says: 2020

Winnipeg is one of the coldest city in Canada. Mostly, you will be seeing great plains and lakes everywhere. Though the city is one of the coldest, you can experience sunshine at least 70% of your time here. Winters are cold but summers are hot. Winnipeg is a “rural” city when compared to bigger cities in Canada. The population is not quite as large but very diversified.

Taylor, says: 2020

Winters in Winnipeg will be one of the most frustrating parts of your daily life should you decide to make this city your new home. By the end of your first winter, you will be an expert at maneuvering your body from point A to B with five layers of clothing. Despite sixth months’ worth of experience, you will still struggle to avoid slipping on thin sheets of ice, which are particularly tough to spot on sidewalks. The uncoordinated will have a difficult time. Learn to fall on your butt, as my mishaps taught me in the last ten years. Even worse than walking around the city is driving, particularly around the suburbs. The roads transform into a beautiful skating rink, which your car will enjoy but you as a driver will despise and never be accustomed to. The roads in Winnipeg are mostly flat, as if that is some form of consolation. As a driver, you must learn the art of simply allowing your car to drift on ice and to ever so carefully (and gradually) press on your pedals – gas or brakes.

Jennifer, says: 2020

Winnipeg is a fabulous city. It has a relatively low cost of living and has all of the benefits of living in a city without some of the drawbacks. There are plenty of opportunities for entertainment, NHL hockey, live theatre and music together with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Winnipeg has plenty of scenic views along two rivers and lots of outdoor spaces to enjoy time with friends and family.

Angela, says: 2020

in winter it is a very cold city with few inhabitants and in summer, it gets so hot. The city has a very good and reliable source of income. it has multiple stores that help the community and the population to satisfy their family and personal needs and wants.

Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba. It also has very cold winters; the temperature can go down to -50 degrees. The police headquarters is in Downtown Winnipeg. Winnipeg’s neighboring cities are Brandon and Altona. However, both the cities are at least an hour away.

Someone moving to Winnipeg should know, it is Alaska of canada. Simply because in winter it is as cold as opening a freezer. And in summer it is as hot as opening an oven. But it is also a very quiet, yet beautiful place to settle down and have a family.

Winnipeg is an underrated city that will pleasantly surprise anyone visiting for the first time. With many cultural backgrounds, the diversity is undeniable. The city also has a constant buzz of activity, stunning architecture and outdoor beauty. It’s worthy of so much more than just being known as “Winterpeg”.

Winnipeg is called gateway of the West. It is most commonly known for known for its railway and transportation hub. Winnipeg is known for its extraordinary winter encounters, prospering expressions scene, vivid celebrations, and character neighborhoods, just as its green spaces and access to open air exercises. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Winnipeg was -47.8°C (-54°F) in December 1879. For a long time Winnipeg was the coldest city in the world with a population of 600,000 or more.

Natalie, says: 2020

You need to be aware and prepared for the extremes in the weather; hot and humid summers in contrast to dry and frigid winters. between summers and winters lays the few weeks of a “sweet spot”. Take advantage of those weeks to get outside and explore the culture and history, especially the downtown Exchange district and Forks Marketplace. Conveniently, there’s even a free bus or modified trolly that will take you between both sites and through other parts of downtown.

Nicole, says: 2020

Someone moving to Winnipeg should know of the extreme weather when it comes to different seasons. summer is very hot and humid, while winter is unbearably cold and dry. Both spring and fall contain heavy amounts of precipitation and will require an umbrella at all times.

Natalie, says: 2020

Residents of Winnipeg have a love-hate relationship with the city. It is too cold in winter, too hot in summer, and the public transit system is awful. At the same time, Winnipeg is a hotbed for culture, hosting countless festivals, concerts, and sporting events throughout the year. It feels like both a bustling metropolitan city and a small-prairie town where everyone knows each other simultaneously.

We have very cold winter and extremely hot summers. It would be important to consider that you will like long winters and short summers. One of the highlights of Winnipeg is a two week long multicultural festival called Folklorama. Many countries around the world are represented with dancing and delicious food. The people in are very friendly.

Silvia, says: 2020

Winnipeg is a multicultural city rich in opportunity. It is an ideal place to establish a home, family, and career. The city offers great education, leisure activity, a variety of careers, and clean living space. There are also interpersonal opportunities for everyone, as it is home to all walks of life.

Denise, says: 2020

Winnipeg has many great communities, groups and features, that many families long to be apart of. However, the natural elements of this Canadian city often prove too daunting to prospective home buyers. The frigid winters, the mosquito driven springs and the dry summers tend to overwhelm the potential families who may be coming from a milder climate. In order to survive and thrive in a climate such as this, one must be able to adapt and thicken their skin, to enjoy the offers of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cassandra, says: 2020

Someone moving to Winnipeg should be prepared for cold weather. Winnipeg has a very volatile environment both when it comes to weather and culture. The city also has beautiful green space and two rivers that run within the city limits. There is a good school system, numerous dining options, and extremely friendly people.

Adrian, says: 2020

He must know everything, including how to get a job quickly, and know all the laws related to the region and places to find new friends and good places to spend a beautiful time. It is worth searching for this information before coming to the area. He must know everything, including how to get a job quickly, and know all the laws related to the region and places to find new friends and good places to spend a beautiful time. It is worth searching for this information before coming to the area.

Parminder, says: 2020

Winnipeg is a dense city with two extreme seasons. If you wish to succeed in a city like this one, you will need to be ready to endure a long and harsh winter and then an overbearingly hot summer. The city itself is well equipped to deal with these two extremes and will only ask of you to be ready with appropriate attire.

Candace, says: 2020

If moving to Winnipeg, know it is a wonderful city. There are many opportunities to partake in, such as incredible jobs, views, people and businesses. My favourite part about Winnipeg is the incredible local community and businesses. Buying and selling local in Winnipeg is becoming more and more common.

Samantha, says: 2020

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