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Winnipeg, Winnipegger, Gateway to the West

Winnipeg is the capital city of Manitoba. Gateway to the West and Winterpeg are popular nicknames for this city.

A native or resident of Winnipeg is called a Winnipegger (spelled with a double g). While this demonym is found in newspapers and magazines, it is often replaced in more formal writing by native, resident or inhabitant of Winnipeg, or some similar phrase.

  • Fortunately, Winnipeggers (or residents of Winnipeg) love to play outdoors in the cold weather.

Winnipeg is commonly used as a modifier, while Winnipegger is not.

  • The Folk Festival is a Winnipeg institution.