The city was founded as a fort in 1738 by French traders.
People Born in Winnipeg
Winnipeg in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2001 to film scenes of the movie K-19: The Widowmaker.
Milo Ventimiglia: I traveled here in 2004 to film scenes of the movie Cursed, in which I played a teenage wrestler who is secretly gay. I returned in 2010 to film scenes of The Divide, this time playing a young man who has survived a nuclear apocalypse and is now living in a basement fighting for his life.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 2004 to film scenes of the movie The Chumscrubber.
Tatiana Maslany: I worked here in 2002 as a high school student, working hard to save up enough money to support myself as an aspiring actress once I graduated high school.