Manitoba is a prairie province which borders Saskatchewan to the west, Ontario to the east, Nunavut and Hudson Bay to the north and the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.
The province has a large coastline bordering Hudson Bay and contains the tenth-largest fresh-water lake in the world - Lake Winnipeg, along with two other large lakes. Manitoba's lakes cover approximately 14.5% of its surface area.
Winnipeg is not only the largest, but also the capital city of Manitoba. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America at the confluence of the historic Red and Assiniboine Rivers - a point now commonly known as The Forks.