Smack dab in the middle of Canada, Manitoba benefits from the best of all worlds. The province’s capital city Winnipeg boasts a number of artistic and cultural organizations that offer world-class music, dance and theatre, making it Canada’s "Cultural Capital." Manitoba respects its historical past, and aboriginal influences can be seen throughout the province. Explore them up close at the Aboriginal Center of Winnipeg. Manitoba is also known for weather extremes, but in the winter, those low temperatures can offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Canada’s only sub-Arctic seaport, Churchill is referred to as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Polar bear watching is at its best in October and November, and if you visit through the winter you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.