10 Interesting Facts About Thompson, Manitoba

Facts About Thompson Manitoba

Facts About Thompson

  • Thompson is the largest city in the Northern Region of Manitoba.
  • Thompson was incorporated as a town in 1967 on Canada’s Centennial Anniversary.
  • Thompson is known as the “Hub of the North”.
  • Thompson covers an area of 20.79 square kilometres and is located on the Precambrian Canadian Shield.
  • Thompson was originally founded in 1956 as a mining town.
  • In 1970 Thompson gained city status in the royal presence of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The Estimated Population of Thompson is 13,678.
  • The city is surrounded by boreal forest and bordered on the west and north by the Burntwood River.
  • The median age in Thompson is 30.8 years old, significantly below Canada’s median age of 41.0.
  • “Thompson” is a song by Les Surveillantes, found on their album titled La racine carrée du coeur.

 

Facts About Thompson Manitoba
Facts About Thompson Manitoba

10 Interesting Facts About Winkler, Manitoba

Facts About Winkler Manitoba

Facts About Winkler

  • Winkler was incorporated as a Village on the 9th of May 1906, as a Town on the 7th of April, 1954.
  • Winkler is Manitoba’s sixth-largest city and the second fastest-growing city out of nine in the province.
  • The land in southeast Manitoba upon which Winkler sits was the traditional lands of the nomadic Ojibway-speaking Anishinabe people.
  • Winkler is the largest city in the Pembina Valley, it serves as a regional hub for commerce, agriculture and industry.
  • European settlement in the Winkler area history dates back to 1876 when Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites began settling in the area known as the West Reserve, which had been set aside exclusively for the Russian Mennonites.
  • Winkler is 259 m above sea level.
  • Winkler was incorporated as a city on the 7th of April, 2002.
  • Winkler’s climate is typically continental, resulting in dry cold winters and hot, frequently dry summers. Summer temperatures typically range from 20 to 30 °C, while winter temperatures average between −15 and −25 °C.
  • The Estimated Population of Winkler is 12,660.
  • The City was named after Valentine Winkler, who was a lumber entrepreneur and politician, who owned and operated his own lumber business in nearby Morden and founded the village of Winkler.
Facts About Winkler Manitoba
Facts About Winkler Manitoba

10 Interesting Facts About Dauphin, Manitoba

Facts About Dauphin Manitoba

Facts About Dauphin

  • Dauphin is in western Manitoba near Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park, just west of Lake Manitoba and Dauphin Lake and south of Lake Winnipegosis.
  • The nearby lake was given the name “Dauphin” by the explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye in 1741 in honour of the heir to the French throne.
  • Dauphin was granted a village charter on 11 July 1898, with George Barker as the first mayor.
  • In 1901 Dauphin was incorporated as a town, with George King as mayor.
  • Dauphin was incorporated as a city in 1998.
  • The City of Dauphin had a population of 8,457
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Dauphin was 40.6 °C on 28 June 1931. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −44.4 °C on 25 February 1890 and 18 February 1966.
  • Dauphin is Known as the “City of Sunshine”.
  • Dauphin’s Countryfest is the longest-running Canadain country music festival.
  • Dauphin is 268 m above sea level.
Facts About Dauphin Manitoba
Facts About Dauphin Manitoba

10 Interesting Facts About Steinbach

Facts About Steinbach

Facts About Steinbach

  • Steinbach is a city located about 58 km south-east of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Steinbach was incorporated as a town on 31 December 1946, with the Main Street being paved the following year.
  • Steinbach has a population of 15,829, making it the third-largest city in Manitoba and the largest community in the Eastman region.
  • Steinbach was first settled by Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites from the Russian Empire in 1874, whose descendants continue to have a significant presence in the city today.
  • Steinbach heritage is celebrated during annual Pioneer Days in August and by the Mennonite Heritage Village, a reconstruction of the original settlement.
  • Steinbach is the third fastest-growing census agglomeration in Canada.
  • In 2018, Steinbach became a sister city with Zaporizhia, Ukraine, which is near where all of Steinbach’s pioneering families immigrated from in the 1870s.
  • In 2018, after the Canadian government legalized cannabis, Steinbach residents voted to deny the licensing of retail cannabis stores in the city.
  • Steinbach is located on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies and is also located directly east of the Red River Valley.
  • The average age of people in Steinbach is 37.8, below the provincial average of 39.2, while 52% of the population are female and 48% are male.
Facts About Steinbach
Facts About Steinbach