50 Reasons You’ve Got Winnipeg All Wrong It seems like everybody loves to make fun of Winnipeg—but the joke’s on them. The capital of Manitoba is an overlooked gem that sparkles with a lively arts scene, destination eateries, and some of the best people in the Great White North.By Andrea Karr, readersdigest.ca View as list 4 of 53‹ ›Photo: The Forks North Portage Partnership 3. Red River Mutual Trail The Red River Mutual Trail is the longest naturally-frozen skating trail in the world. (Take that, Rideau Canal.) Skate or walk it from January to March, weather permitting.