About Winnipeg

About Winnipeg

Learn English in the heart of Canada!

With a population of 750,000, Winnipeg is one of Canada’s most livable cities making it the perfect destination for students.From our vibrant downtown to our historic Exchange District, our many cultural festivals, our vibrant arts scene and the exciting nightlife, Winnipeg is one of the most diverse and exciting cities in North America. Winnipeg is a premier destination with something to offer students from all walks of life including:

  • One of the most affordable and livable cities in Canada
  • Safety in one of the friendliest cities in Canada
  • A diverse range of shopping, restaurants, clubs and nightlife
  • One of the most vibrant arts scenes in Canada including art galleries, live local music, theatre, and dance such as the ballet.
  • Home to several professional sporting teams: Winnipeg Jets (NHL Hockey), Manitoba Moose (AHL Hockey), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL Football), and the Winnipeg Goldeyes (AA North Division Baseball).
  • A variety of recreational activities and city parks at your finger tips
  • A short drive in all directions to the many lake regions that surround the city including one of the top 10 beaches in all of Canada (Grand Beach)



Winnipeg is one of the most affordable cities in Canada, with a very low cost of living.  This makes Winnipeg a very economical destination for students.  Here are some examples of typical daily expenses:

Coffee – $1.50
Lunch (fast food) – $7
Dinner (at a sit down restaurant) – $15 -20
Bus ticket – Check fares here!
Monthly Bus Pass – $100
Taxi (depends where you are going) – $10+
Hockey game – $20-50
Football game – $20-50
Baseball games – $5-25
Movie – $12
Club/Bar cover charge – $10
Library Membership – Free
Gym Membership – $45


Winnipeg has fewer international students than larger cities in Canada, and Heartland has one of the most diverse nationality mixes of all language schools.  Therefore, you can be assured that you will not be studying with too many students from your own country and that you will be immersed in an English environment so that you will improve your English quickly.


Winnipeg has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Average Summer Temperature ………………. 25.4ºC (77.7ºF)
Average Winter Temperature ………………………….. -12.9ºC (8.8ºF)

DID YOU KNOW: Winnipeg has 2,372 hours of sunshine on average per year, among the highest of Canadian cities, and 2,727 hours of clear skies on average per year, the highest of all Canadian cities.
Source: Environment Canada


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Top Ten Things To Do in Winnipeg:

  1. Visit the Forks Market
  2. Take a trip to Grand Beach
  3. See a Winnipeg Jets hockey game
  4. Go to a Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball game
  5. Attend a Winnipeg Blue Bombers football game
  6. Visit the Winnipeg Zoo
  7. Try winter sports (ice-skating on the river, curling, tobogganing, and more!)
  8. Attend Folklorama (summer cultural festival)
  9. Attend Festival du Voyageur (winter festival)
  10. Visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights