20 Interesting Facts About Winkler, Manitoba


Facts About Winkler Manitoba

Facts About Winkler

  1. Winkler was incorporated as a Village on the 9th of May 1906 and as a Town on the 7th of April, 1954.
  2. Winkler is Manitoba’s sixth-largest city and the second fastest-growing city out of nine in the province.
  3. The city has a diverse population with residents from various cultural backgrounds, including Mennonite, German, Russian, Ukrainian, and others.
  4. Winkler has a strong Mennonite heritage, and many residents are of Mennonite descent. The community has preserved its Mennonite traditions and values, which are evident in its architecture, cuisine, and cultural events.
  5. The land in southeast Manitoba upon which Winkler sits was the traditional land of the nomadic Ojibway-speaking Anishinabe people.
  6. Winkler is the largest city in the Pembina Valley, it serves as a regional hub for commerce, agriculture and industry.
  7. European settlement in the Winkler area history dates back to 1876 when Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites began settling in the area known as the West Reserve, which had been set aside exclusively for the Russian Mennonites.
  8. Winkler is 259 m above sea level.
  9. The city hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. The Harvest Festival, for example, celebrates the agricultural heritage of the region, while the Winkler Arts & Culture Festival showcases local artistic talents.
  10. Winkler was incorporated as a city on the 7th of April, 2002. The city celebrated its centennial anniversary in the summer of 2006.
  11. Winkler serves as a commercial and economic hub for the surrounding agricultural region. Agriculture is a major industry in the area, and the city is home to several agricultural equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
  12. As of July 1, 2022, Winkler had the distinction of being Canada’s youngest census agglomeration, with one out of every four residents being 14 years old or younger.
  13. Winkler’s climate is typically continental, resulting in dry cold winters and hot, frequently dry summers. Summer temperatures typically range from 20 to 30 °C, while winter temperatures average between −15 and −25 °C.
  14. The Estimated Population of Winkler is 14,066, as of 2022.
  15. In 2021, the majority of private dwellings in Winkler were single-detached homes, accounting for 62.4% of the housing stock. Row houses made up just over one-tenth of the dwellings at 13.6%, and semi-detached homes represented 8.4% of the housing.
  16. The average household size in Winkler, with a population of 13,560 people living in private households in 2021, was 2.7 people per household.
  17. Winkler is governed by a mayor and six councillors who are elected by residents
  18. The Winkler Airport serves the region, providing essential transportation services and opportunities for aviation enthusiasts.
  19. The City was named after Valentine Winkler, who was a lumber entrepreneur and politician, who owned and operated his own lumber business in nearby Morden and founded the village of Winkler.
  20. The total area of Winkler is 20.73 km2 and the metropolitan is 872.19 km2.
  21. One of the most devastating fires to hit the community of Winkler came in March of 1961 when a fire destroyed a large portion of the community’s main businesses.
Facts About Winkler Manitoba
Facts About Winkler Manitoba

Winkler Information

City NameCity of Winkler
Area20.73 km2
Elevation850 ft above sea level
Incorporated Village9th of May, 1906
Incorporated Town7th of April, 1954
Incorporated City7th of April, 2002
Official Websitehttps://www.cityofwinkler.ca/