- capital of Manitoba, Canada, on the Red River: pop. 618,000 (met. area, 667,000)
- river in W Ontario & SE Manitoba, Canada, flowing from the Lake of the Woods into Lake Winnipeg: (with its principal headstream) 475 mi (764 km)
- large lake in SC Manitoba: 9,465 sq mi (24,514 sq km)
Origin of Winnipeg; from Cree wiinipeek, literally , body of muddy water, sea
The capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, in the southeast part of the province at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers south of Lake Winnipeg. Founded as a fur-trading post, it developed rapidly after the coming of the railroad in 1885.