Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, is the largest city in the region of the Prairies, and is even more distinguished than Toronto for its cultural diversity, being the product of multiple waves of immigration. "The Forks", the central point of the city, where its inhabitants have gathered for more than 6,000 years, is on the confluence of the Rouge and Assiniboine rivers. The venue for some hundred festivals a year, it is not far from the paths along the river Rouge, with a magnificent view of the Saint-Boniface district. A historic French district, it has a museum that retraces the history of these roots and a splendid basilica that has a painful past. The Manitoba Parliament, along the river Assiniboine, the Exchange district, the old warehouse area, and the Winnipeg art gallery are some of the historic and cultural sites that you should not miss.