Before I begin to sound like the Manitoba Tourist Board, I thought I would do my best to show the possibly more harsh reality (albeit a commonly accepted one) of a city like Winnipeg. The sucky factors are:
- It’s seriously cold in the winter. The average temperature in January is 7 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The closest largish Canadian city is Regina, in the province of Saskatchewan. The closest city in the U.S. is Minneapolis, Minnesota about an eight hour drive. One of the closest towns in the U.S., however, is Fargo, North Dakota.
- Getting to Winnipeg from NYC is about an eight hour trip altogether, with a layover in either Toronto, Chicago, or Minneapolis. Currently, there are no nonstop flights. (And the way airline industry is going, there may never be.)