Manitoba is the sunniest province in Canada, with a huge number of lakes and rivers on its territory. It was because of its huge ponds that the province gained such name. There are several theories concerning the origin of the name, but all of them, more or less, are related to lakes.
The province of Manitoba is neighboring with Nunavut and the Northwest Territories and the provinces of Ontario and Saskatchewan and also borders Minnesota and North Dakota - the northern American states. The access to the sea through the Hudson Bay played a huge role in the history and economy of the province. The seaport in Churchill provides the shortest route for cargo tankers from Europe, Russia, and Asia. This contributed to the development of railroads and highways connecting Canada with the United States.
It should also be noted that Manitoba is almost the only territory in Canada with a huge number of indigenous reservations. Many of them are involved in the political life of the country. And, of course, they serve as a center for preserving the culture and traditions of the ancient tribes. It is in this province that one can find a peculiar symbiosis of two cultures: Indian and European.