Situated at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red rivers, Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the Canadian Province of Manitoba. Known as the "Gateway to the West," the city is a destination in its own right, a metropolis, and transportation hub that has been shaped by years of isolation into a bustling city with much to offer. Tour the French Quarter, stroll along the Riverwalk and marvel at the 20th-century architecture. While the sleek facade of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights may be its most striking modern masterpiece, Winnipeg is brimming with cultural and historic sites. The Forks National Historic Site, the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and the Manitoba Legislative Building top the list, alongside the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint. The ever-enticing Assiniboine Park is the city's green lung, its zoo the top-billed attraction for families with kids. A multicultural city, Winnipeg is best known for its annual celebrations, including one of the world's biggest Fringe Festivals, as well as several folk and music fests. Backed by a diverse dining scene, and a populace that's fun-loving enough to not care about being the butt of a Simpson's joke, Winnipeg is a confidently riveting surprise amid the prairie.